One part of the message last Sunday was 'take no thought.' This is in reference to Matthew 6 where Jesus tells us to take no thought for tomorrow, or for our lives, or for the substances of life. INSTEAD, seek FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.
You may know the story of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream from Daniel 2. He has this dream and can't remember it, then threatens to kill his magicians unless they reveal it to him. Amazing. Anyway, through God, Daniel reveals the dream and the interpretation, which basically talks about the Kingdom of God and the counterfeit kingdom that the enemy tries to set up in our lives. We read that a stone which was carved out of the mountain without hands, was the destroyer of this counterfeit kingdom.
I guess one part that resonated for me was the message to not worry about tomorrow. Throughout our youth conference last weekend I felt strengthened to believe that God was healing Philip's back. I believe it and praised God believing He has already healed him "without hands." :) I couldn't help but laugh with that image in my head.
Then Monday evening I heard the answering machine, and Philip's spine doctor had called wanting to know if we had reconsidered the new kind of spine surgery they had talked to us about last August. I couldn't believe the timing of this phone call. They could not call me any other time, but right after I felt so confirmed that God was healing Philip. But even after the phone call, I just felt even more so that God had begun an amazing work. I am so tempted to call them and say we need to repeat an xray!
Praise God, our God is greater, our God is stronger, our God is higher than any other, our God is HEALER, AWESEOME IN POWER, OUR GOD...
God bless and strengthen you in His power and might!