The Voyager: Encouragement for Life's Journey
Below you will find articles from our Church's leadership meant to encourage you and give you insight into questions about life, faith, and God.
"He sent his word and healed them" (Psalms 107:20).
There is no distance in prayer!
One morning I came into the church office and the telephone rang. One the other end of the phone was a person needing prayer. I'm so glad there are no boundaries with God. To my knowledge this person has not been to our church building and we have never met face to face.....but we have the same heavenly father. This person needed a physical healing in their back.
There were two of us in the office and we agreed with this person in prayer for healing. After a few moments of praise and prayer this person was healed of the pain in their back. To God be all the glory!
A few months ago in Children's Church, an 8 year old girl kept coughing and complained about her cold. Keith Mullican, our children's ministry leader, wrote out I Peter 2:23 on a white sheet of copy paper and gave it to her. He told her that she WAS healed because Jesus already paid the price for her healing. The next day, she went to the doctor and was fine. She was in church recently, and pulled a piece of paper out of her backpack. It had been folded crookedly and kept in a safe pocket. Mr. Keith asked her what it was, and she opened it up to show him the verse he had written out months ago. She said every time she starts to feel bad, she reads it again. God healed her with his word!
Around May, Mr. Keith had a really bad pain in his back, and God prompted him to have another little girl lay hands on his back and pray for him. She said she did not know how. So he showed her and prayed with her repeating what he said. His pain went away slowly over the next 24 hours. Then a few weeks later, a 6 year old boy told Mr. Keith that his back was hurting. He called the girl who had learned how to pray and had her lay hands on his back and pray for healing. In a few minutes, Mr. Keith asked how his back felt now. He answered with wide eyes, "Is that magic?" We explained that God is not magic, but healing is almost like that to our minds. Praise God for healing and using our children in ways they did not think possible!
"'Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,' says the Lord of Heaven's Armies, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!'" Malachi 3:10
We started tithing out of obedience giving 10% of our income. God began to bless and as our relationship grew with Him, we started giving more out of love! (not of duty).
In 2004 we started a business. There were two ladies in our local fellowship that prayed everyday for our business to grow. As our business grew we decided to "try God" in our giving. As we doubled our giving, God began to bless more and more. God gave the increase. The more we gave to God the more he blessed us and gave to us.
God gave protection, healing and provision. He met our every need.We know by experience that you can never outgive God!
Try Him and See. He is a loving God and always faithful to His Word.
Pastor Herrill & Dorothy Herring
Pastor of Senior Ministries