I remember visiting with the Father saying, "How am I supposed to do what you ask of me, and who am I to do what you ask of me?"
The Lord brought to my memory "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion," (Ecclesiastes, 4:9-10).
As preparation began, he sent a group to move forward. A father who felt like a fatherless child has helped the ministry through encouragement and providing services of the Web site and financial donations. A couple with eight children who struggled seeking their destiny, willing supported the ministry with their family helping for all events. A stay-at-home mom who was in a shell about singing opened herself not only to sing once but to be the minister of music for the organization as well as help with clerical duties. A mother who had suffered for five years with heme-facial spasms, after a severe car accident opened her home once the ministry did not have a location to hold its workshop sessions.
A mother who almost died in a car accident dedicated her time in collecting clothing donations on behalf of Healing of a Broken Heart Ministry. A father and veteran of the military recently suffered from a stroke and has continued to be an advocate, with the blessing of being on TV and radio programs.
All these people have helped not only by acts of service presenting themselves as a living sacrifice but also investing their time in planning and finances; they promote the ministry, ask others to donate and are always full of cheer.
This has been a blessing like no other. It has ministered to others and it has ministered to a paralyzed woman - me. Jesus did the same for a man thousands of years ago.
In Luke, we note Jesus was teaching and his power to heal was present. "Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven,'" (Luke 5:18-20).
Those standing by questioned Jesus' authority. Later in the text we see "He said to the paralyzed man, ‘I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.' Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today," (vs. 24-26).
This year the Lord has used my husband and children along with the help of the father who felt like a fatherless child, the couple with eight children seeking their destiny, the mom who was in a shell, the mother who had suffered for five years of spasms, another mother who almost died in a car accident and, finally, a father who suffered a stroke.
I was not paralyzed as the man in the Bible, though mentally I was paralyzed from thinking, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
Today, I am most thankful for being delivered from sitting on my mat. I am grateful for God sending people to help work together to fulfill his mission. It has been a blessing and a reward to do what he ordained this year with the help he sent.
As you reflect on your life today, search what God has done for you. What areas have you been paralyzed in your life? Have you told yourself you can't do this or that? What is he telling you to do?
Consider paying attention to what you can do with what the Lord has provided you. Pray to God to lift you to do his will. "For woe to him who is alone, when he falls, for he has no one to help him," (Ecclesiastes 4:10).