Heal, Hear, Heed
Traveling my own purposeful pathway, I have discovered that we must heal in order to clearly hear God’s voice. Spiritual and emotional wounds prevent God’s voice from flowing freely to and through us. When we submit to God, however, His powerful, living and active Word heals us – and His Holy Spirit dwells within us. This indwelling of Spirit brings divine healing in all dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual. We are then able to commune with God, for we know Him by worshipping Him in spirit and in truth. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
Full and free forgiveness is one aspect of submitting to God. Forgiveness heals an individual of bitter blood; blood literally assumes an acidic quality when one is in a state of unforgiveness, a state of bitterness. The acidic quality of blood breeds cancers and other diseases. Forgiveness improves the physical quality of blood to a slightly alkaline – and thereby healthy – state. Forgiveness also brings emotional and spiritual healing; as she forgives, an individual is chained no longer to abuse nor abuser. Forgiveness therefore allows us to grow closer to God; it opens our hearts such that God’s love and light flows through us. Where unforgiveness blocks, forgiveness opens.
Forgiveness is one area of submission; there are many areas in which we submit to God. The more complete our submission, the more complete our healing. Obeying God from a loving heart allows His power to remove the clutter in our lives. Trustful obedience in Him destroys the sinful blocks. We instead grow aligned with God and with His Will. In this state of alignment we can hear His voice clearly regarding direction and timing. Our hearts touch His, and we feel His Presence…and discern His lead. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) So we must heal in order to clearly hear God’s voice, and we must clearly hear to heed His word. It is important also to be still, for He can speak to us with clarity in these moments of stillness.
As you journey today, I encourage you to evaluate areas in which you may need God’s healing. If you have not already done so, request the free downloadable workbook, Purposeful Pathway: Journey to Joy by submitting your name and email address in the form on this site. Listen closely and with stillness to hear God’s voice. Then, as you heal and hear, gratefully and joyfully heed His direction!
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)
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