In early 2016, after weathering a season of intense warfare over my life, I felt the Holy Spirit download a healing devotional to me. One major battlefield, of the many I had been enduring, was the area of my physical health. Although I intentionally lived a healthy lifestyle, I had become severely ill. Doctors were mostly clueless as to what was wrong with me, medicine and natural remedies were not working, and so, even on my best days, I felt as though I was dying. It was awful and traumatic and so I clung even tighter to the promises of God, and used any energy I had to dive deeper into the scriptures to remind my soul of the healing power of Jesus that makes us spirit, soul and body WHOLE. From the onset of my extreme physical symptoms, I claimed the promises of God, prayed and declared scripture over my life, and longed with everything in me to see the truth of scripture become a living reality in my areas of deep need.
Although the truth of scripture is that we are indeed healed, it can often feel like healing hasn’t arrived in the way we want it or in our chosen timeframe. So how do we navigate the Journey towards our miracle? We do it with God. Every step we take, and in every moment, we must place our full trust in HIM, abiding in the help of the Holy Spirit, and believing in the healing Jesus won for us on the cross. We walk in the promises of light, despite the darkness we might be facing.
I decided to not publish this devotional in a book, but rather give it to you in parts throughout the year as a free downloadable devotional.
To start off the year, we will begin with the devotional titled ‘ The Beautiful Side of Broken’, that I have partnered with the watercolour painting of Mary of Bethany.
I hope you enjoy, and happy New Year!
The print of Mary of Bethany titled "THE BOUNTIFUL" is available at The Art Shop.