Though it’s been a few years since beginning my journey of healing with the Lord, the growth I’ve experienced has been amazing. The goal when living in submission to Christ is to grow daily in your faith walk. Below, I release three critical steps that helped me along my way. Now you must understand, I didn’t start off doing these things perfectly, but I did stay consistent. My only prayer is that these can transform your relationship with God as they did for me. (Please note, these are in no particular order)
One: Recognize your weakness as your strength
When it comes to healing, transparency and realness with yourself is a must. But you also must carry this same authenticity when sitting in the presence of God. Many of you may try to appear strong on your own, but in reality, that in itself is a weakness. Whenever you choose your own strength, over God’s, you have already lost every battle. David’s strength in war came from recognizing that he needed to lean on God. When beginning this healing journey, become okay with admitting your weaknesses. As Paul said, you want to boast in your weaknesses so that the power of Christ can rest upon your shoulders.
“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
Two: Cover yourself with grace
Did you know that when you share kind and encouraging words to others, that you are imparting grace on those that hear? Well, scripture tells us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. The primary way to love yourself is by offering yourself grace. By doing so, you are enabled to offer grace in abounding ways to others. You have to realize that you aren’t perfect and everyday won’t be picture perfect. Instead of beating yourself up as you progress in healing, offer yourself grace. Many of you will do this at the drop of a dime for others, but what about for yourself? Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Heal the healthy way by offering yourself the same grace the Father has extended to you through the gift of Jesus Christ.
“No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.”
Ephesians 4:29 CSB
Three: Spend time in solitude with God
You want to know why being in the wilderness can be such an amazing experience? Because it’s completely you and God. Just as with certain healing miracles in the Bible, it should be a private and intimate experience. Yes the world damaged you, but many of you need to withdraw into the presence of God so He can fully nurse your wounds. Allow Him to complete the work He started in you from the day you confessed His name in your heart. Set time daily, even weekly to withdraw from the world and spend time with Jehovah Rapha (God our Healer). Shut the phone off, put the kids to bed, turn off the tv and just dwell. A few minutes in the presence of God is worth eternity on this Earth. For no woman can stand in the presence of God and not be transformed, restored and healed.
“So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.”
Luke 5:16 NKJV
Our prayer is that this helps you start this healing journey with God. For us, your healing journey is simply your walk of Faith with God. Every step you take closer to God, brings you closer to becoming a complete work in Him.
- Ray’Netta (Sun’Ray)