Step # 1 – Eliminate Hindrances
Make sure to deal with any hindrances that could block God’s healing power or other blessings. Ask the Holy Spirit to convict you of such things as unbelief, unforgiveness, pride, sin, generational sins, poor choices, and fear.
Step #2 – Worship
Worship will help you focus your eyes on the Lord and receive His perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2), and it’s crucial to make sure you are looking to Him instead of relying on your own strength.
Step #3 – Pray the Word
Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to Scripture promises concerning your health. Declare those promises throughout the day to strengthen you when you’re feeling sick or weary and are tempted to be hopeless about your health.
Step #4 – Wage Spiritual War
Be aware of Satan’s strategies to rob you of your health (John 10:10), and make sure you put on the whole armor of God to resist him (Ephesians 6:14-17). You can overcome the enemy’s attacks by the mighty spiritual weapons God has given you (2 Corinthians 10:4). Remember: When your life is submitted to God’s authority, you can tell the devil, “Stay out of my life!”—and he must flee (James 4:7).
Step #5 – Ask God for Wisdom
Solomon advised us to “get wisdom” (Proverbs 4:7). Your doctor and well-meaning friends may all have opinions about what you should do when you need healing. But instead of blindly following every offer of health advice, you must ask God for His instructions and let His peace steer your heart (Colossians 3:15).
Step #6 – Touch Him by Faith
Remember: God wants to heal you! He’s your Jehovah-Rapha—the God who heals ALL your diseases (Psalm 103:3). Follow the example of the woman who was healed of a hemorrhage when she took a step of faith to reach out and touch Jesus by faith (Mark 5:24-34). Know that Jesus is with you right now. You can reach out and touch Him, asking for the healing you need!
Step #7 – Praise Him for Healing
Remember the example of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:1-30: Praise the Lord in advance for the victory—even before you see it come to pass!
A Prayer for Your Healing:
Heavenly Father, may Your healing power mightily touch this child of Yours. Let them feel Your presence and peace. We proclaim today in Jesus’ mighty name that every healing promise in Your Word is true for them. Make them a testimony of Your love and power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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