How are you? I’m well.
On one Sunday in 2015, during the worship in my church in Singapore, I saw my pastor come to the altar in the middle of the worship. He made an altar call for the sick. Immediately, I knew he was prompted by the Holy Spirit, and I was so desperate for healing at that time. When I moved to Singapore for work in 2015, I was extremely overloaded due to my employer’s spin-off project, in addition to my original day-to-day work. Due to the long working hours and the stress from the work, I had regular pains in my belly, but didn’t see a doctor. Then, when my pastor made the altar call for the sick, I believed I would be healed if I would be prayed for at the altar. So, I came up to the altar with no reservation, and my pastor prayed for those who came to the altar.
After the prayer, I came back to my seat. So did my pastor. Later, he came up to the front again and said to the audience, “Is there anyone who is tired?” There was none to raise a hand or stand up. And he said, “No one is tired? Wow!” But it was I that had been so tired. I had a chronic fatigue from work, but I was so ashamed to raise my hand right after receiving the prayer for healing that I didn’t raise up my hand. Yet I was surprised to see the Holy Spirit talk to my pastor on my fatigue.
After that Sunday, my regular pain in my belly was completely gone. Praise the Lord! But my fatigue didn’t go away. I thought I should have overcome shyness and pride. By His mercy, in early 2016 after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, the fatigue was gone as well. Looking back at the experience, I believe He wanted to teach me something through it.
I know we have been given many opportunities to come to the Lord for healing, deliverance and so forth. He has always opened the doors for us, but at the end of the day, it’s our responsibility to choose to accept His invitation. Just like my case in the altar call, sometimes pride would be an obstacle. “How would others think, if they knew I’ve been suffering from such and such?” “I’ve been a Christian for twenty years. How would others think if they knew my secret?”
Do you realize that you need help from the Lord? Do you want to be healed? Do you need to be set free from the bondage in your life? I pray you could lay down your pride or your shyness in front of our Lord Jesus. Sometimes, it might also take your courage to raise up your hand or stand up in church. If you think you already missed the opportunity, please don’t give up. You’re not alone. He is still opening up the doors for you, the doors to set you free and to heal you. Would you choose to invite Him to come to you? If so, I would like to share some words here. You might want to watch and listen to them, setting aside some time alone with the Lord. In the meantime, I would pray for freedom and healing over you in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,