A few years back, a couple had just started attending the Sunday morning church services. Although from a different religious background, the wife in particular was keen on knowing more about Jesus.
During one of those meetings the couple approached me to pray for healing. The wife said, “Please pray that Jesus heals me of this health issue before Tuesday this week, otherwise I have to undergo an operation.”
As I was about to pray, Jesus said, “Tell her that she just has to tell me once and I will do it for her”. I could sense the eagerness and delight in Jesus as He spoke those words. I told her what Jesus was saying and said to her, “When you go back home, you speak to Him.”
The Bible says draw near to God and He will draw near to you. More than our desire, God desires to hear and speak to us personally. But He does not force anyone to believe and worship Him. Hebrews 11: 6 says, “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Next Sunday, she came with excitement, beaming with joy. She spoke to Jesus and He healed her supernaturally. There was no need for her to undergo the operation. What a blessed week she had!
And I was blessed too, with a greater fascination for Jesus.