Well, thank God that I do have great health insurance. This affords me the privilege of having a doctor to check me out routinely, and when ever something goes wrong. However, I do find the title of this post valid: what if I didn’t have my doctor? Since God has people all over the world that believe in His Son Jesus, we as Christians must validate the question. In many places around the world, there is no health care available for people to have their needs attended. There are still people in America that do not have their needs attended too. What do they do? We all know the answer to that question, don’t we?
My mission for the past twenty-five years plus has been to prove that good, and perfect will of God. I grew up in a Baptist Church, and I received some of the best teachings in Christianity that rooted me in my faith for life. It was like having a good grass-roots organization being with me; no matter where I went I was rooted to win in that test. I have always been one to really want to know: I wanted to know how does God want me to operate now. I couldn’t just hear a good Faith sermon, or read about healings, or just believe in miracles, I had to experience these things for myself. I needed to know just how far I was supposed to go with the all-powerful God concept. Yes, I was raised to believe in the power of God like many others, but I needed to know what was God going to do for me now. Like most Christians, believing that God could was not the issue, I knew that He could. My issue was to know if He would, and better yet, to know if He was still on duty to make house calls. You see, even in the natural, doctors will still see you, but for the most part you have to come see them. I wanted to know if God was still making house calls, or is He now outsourcing the work of supplying our needs to the skill people, and bountiful resources of earth.
I love God with all my heart, and I don’t have any problem using the resources of earth to supply my needs. Matter of fact, I urge everyone to do all that you can do for yourself before you sit around looking for God to supply your needs. If the supply you need is twenty interviews away, I suggest that you get up and knock the next nineteen interviews out so that your needs can start being met after that twentieth interview. When I’m doing a seminar, advising someone, writing a blog, or just in a casual conversation; I am not going to say something about what God can do if I have not experienced Him doing it. This is what I say to Father regularly in our talk time. I say, “Father I know that you are greater than any natural Father could ever be to me. I know that it would make a natural Father so happy just knowing that He had a son that wanted to do his will. I know that you know my desire to only please you, and do your will. And you are better than any natural Father can be, you will make sure that I am on the right path at all cost.”
Back in the day, I would hear how leaders encourage everyone to trust in the power of God, but when it came time to be evicted, the people being evicted would move out early. I had asked a couple of Pastors how would a member of the congregation handle an eviction? What I really wanted to know at that time was what could the person expect God to do about it? Both Pastors said that early in their faith walk when they faced an eviction that they moved out before the eviction date. That is what I think got me started. Should I expect help from God with something like this, or did my poor management of money, and my getting in over my head teach me a lesson. I wanted to know if being young in my faith walk would cost me, but over time I saw that people old in their faith walk had the same experiences.
What if I didn’t have my whatever? What if I was not doing good in the earth’s system, and barely making it from day-to-day. How would you answer someone when they ask if God will help you in a time of need? Let me end this post with this. I will always say yes to someone who ask me if they can depend on God in the time of need: God is always close by with more supply than your need. I will do them like David the shepherd boy did king Saul on the day he took down Goliath. I stayed and faced the eviction, and God kept me in my place. I pull out the high blood pressure medication from time to time, and look at the unopened package that the doctor prescribed to me in 2005. I think to myself, what if I meet some one with no resources, what can I tell them. I always vote to see a doctor, but what if you can’t get to one, will God help? Father told me exactly what to do in 2005 for my high blood pressure, and I had a doctor. So, Father will tell you because He loves you. My question is will you believe what he tells you?
Oh, I almost left this out. The last two months were the first time in over thirty years that I have missed running. I’m a runner, and I usually run 5 miles three days a week. I over used my legs on February 11, and it resulted in a lot of swelling, and pain in my right knee. I could barely walk for days, not to mention trying to run. I also skate once a week, but had to put that down for a moment. The sharp pains in my leg kept me twisting throughout the night. I couldn’t walk far without having to stop, and forget climbing stairs with any ease. I have plenty of insurance, but what if I had no insurance I thought? What would I do? I would do what I did except for one thing. Most people without resources would have to live with it, I thought that I would take it to God and let Him heal it. Plus, if God is still in the healing business, let’s have at it. Keep in mind, if you get hurt, go to the doctor. I have been dong this with God ever since He agreed to show me His powers.
It is not a wise thing to test God, but if you need God, He will be there for you. If Father had not called me to prove Him, I would have taken the medication that the Doctor prescribed to me in 2005. Father-time is upon us, and Father needs His people to know that He will be there for them. Here is an update to my knee. I can now sleep at night without feeling any pain. I started back skating two weeks ago. I can walk as far as I need to now without having to stop, and sit. I have not started back running yet because I said I would wait until I can climb steps again. I can climb steps with about 90% of my natural movement, but I will wait for the other 10% to get there: that could happen any day now.
Listen, most people in America that do well, do well because of education, athletics, talent, and skill. Most of the Christians that do well, do well because of those same reasons. We have one group of non-Christians doing as well or much better than the group of Christians that are doing well using the same means. Is God needed to do well? Maybe, or maybe not depending on who you ask. I wanted to know the answer for myself over all these years, so that I can continue look the person in the eye that does need a God, and say, “yes He will do it.”