Flu symptoms healed

Recently, I began feeling weak and tired, like a cold or flu might be coming. I thought of a healing of flu through prayer that I’d just read in the Sentinel and that gave me assurance of my right to spiritual healing. At the time, I was getting excited about running the New York Marathon a few days hence. And I had been preoccupied with thinking that I needed to drink and eat a lot to get ready for the 26.2-mile race. 

As I prayed about the flu symptoms, I thought about the fact that God is totally spiritual and loving and that God was my real creator, or Father-Mother. There was just no way that God could be spiritual and loving and create a material body susceptible to sickness, or even to food intake, or lack thereof. Love would never let anything be under- or over-nourished, or sick. Think about it: Would an all-loving God give His children sickness? I knew the answer to that question was a resounding, No! So I assuredly rejected the claim of the flu symptoms as having ever had any part of my God-created identity. I was God’s love-filled spiritual expression. I held to that over the next couple of days and was able to do everything I needed to do. 

Fast-forward to the morning of the marathon. Although I was not quite back to normal, I felt I was ready to do the race. I would be running as a volunteer guide for a blind woman. My motive in doing the marathon was to express my talents and enthusiasm—the ability to run, to guide and help, to make a new friend—and I knew that God would never prevent a love-filled motive from being fulfilled. As the race started, I kept praying, adamantly rejecting every little claim of sickness or how food and liquids might have affected my identity. One especially comforting thought came from the Bible: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him” (Genesis 1:27). Thinking about that as we ran the first few miles lifted my thought to a wholly spiritual, calm, fearless state. I saw not only myself as one of God’s perfect, spiritual children, but everyone around me, including the blind woman whom I was guiding. 

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Testimony of Healing
Skin condition healed
February 20, 2012

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