Asking for Keys
Lately I have been asking God for keys. (No, not car keys or house keys.) What is the key for healing autism? What is the key for healing multiple sclerosis? What is the key for healing down syndrome? What is the key for healing asthma or allergies? I haven't been asking for treatments, I've been asking keys to healing. When Jesus walked the earth, he healed people, he didn't treat them. He didn't offer a treatment to the 10 lepers. He didn't offer a treatment for blindness or lameness. That's not to say that I don't appreciate everything doctors today can do to treat and heal. I do appreciate them and their knowledge. But there are so many diseases for which we have no answers as to cause, no treatment for relief, and no cure.
Jesus said, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Luke 11:9).
For reflection: Can we join together in asking God for keys to healing? What disease affects you or your family?
Let us pray. Jesus, we are asking, we are seeking, we are knocking. Please give us the keys to open the doors of healing. Holy Spirit, author of hope, inspire us with the answers.
10/23/2013 10:44:20 am
"Keys" is a helpful word to use when asking God how we can participate in our prayer requests. It denotes an ease in unlocking and entering a doorway or a gate. I have often used the word "tools" and now when I compare the two, tools seems to imply that more effort is required on my part. Upon reflection, more often that not I've asked God for something and then followed it up with "What am I supposed to do?" As I journey with Him, I'm realizing that it's more about "being" and listening than doing. Then I'm more in a position to receive the keys, open the door, and walk into the next phase. Thanks for this perspective shift!
10/23/2013 01:30:17 pm
Keys do sound much easier to use than tools, don't they. Especially when you need doors opened. Thanks for the comment.
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.