Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How Does God Get The Glory?

So I was reading an article in the In Touch magazine, a magazine apart of the Dr Charles Stanley ministry, and the lady in the article was talking about her addiction to alcohol and she talked about how she begged and pleaded with God to heal her from it.

One day after praying, she felt an unexplained calm come over her body. She later let go of her pride, told her husband the truth, and asked for help (she had previously wanted to be delivered without people knowing she was an alcoholic. The shame would have been too much for her).

But it was what she said at the end of the article that made me pause. She talked about the woman with the issue of blood flow for 12 years and how the woman wanted to be healed without people knowing or seeing her. Mark 5:25-34, “Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.’ Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched me?’ But His disciples said to Him, ‘You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched me?’ And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.’
See, Jesus knew that power had left Him. That’s why He said, “Who touched me?” And the woman had no choice but to stand up and say it was her.

How does God get the glory for the healing if it’s done in secret? For deliverance to take place, we must place our pride to the side. If you look throughout the Gospels, the people who wanted to be healed didn't care who was around. They asked for healing in front of crowds. In the synagogues. So, why do we want healing and deliverance in private. If it’s in private then how does God get the glory?