Dear Silicon Valley Healing Rooms Prayer Team, Interns, and Intercessors,
Open Hours March 4, 2014
WE ARE OPEN MARCH 4 TWO TIMES 11am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm
March launches the Silicon Valley Healing Rooms and Milpitas Healing Rooms Training 2014. We have over 30 registrations and the number is growing daily with less than a week away before the first class. We are finalizing the details of manuals, facilitator notes, registration, snacks, handouts and equipment needs. We need a few more volunteers for opening night and we are ready. We look forward to hearing from Ron Paulson, Diana Symons, Judy Weber, and Stephanie Shoquist as speakers this year. A Special thank you is due to Joanna Gill, Susan Mitchell and Diana Symons for all the work of putting on the training. There is still time to register at www.siliconvalleyhealingrooms.com. Last year we had several people arrive on the first night of the class, which was part of God surprise for the planning team. See you at Daesung Presbyterian Church 425 Tasman Dr. Sunnyvale CA.
The prayer team saw ahead of time that God was molding, shaping, rising and growing the woman coming in for prayer. The sheet said she wanted direction for future ministry, clarity and confidence. She also needed healing for her right shoulder. She felt the Lord was calling her to the Golden Cross area in China. They prayed for her shoulder as well and she reported that it was better.
Team saw relaxed and peaceful life. They saw the Lord lead her to place of personal effort and sacrifice to have more of God’s wisdom, Himself and kingdom. They also saw a curtain ripping top down; light coming down; “hope in me again.” The person came in wanting to overcome fear to step out to pray for others. She heard God tell her she is worthy. After praying off fear, the woman prayed out loud. It felt like a victory moment.
The team saw ahead of time walls being smashed down as part of a redecoration project that was underway. There were the usual contractor headaches. But then they saw her loving it. The also got Ephesians 4:12-24 with the parts of walking in love, waling in light, walking in love, unity and wisdom. The woman come in with a pinched lumbar nerve in her lower back. It was sending shooting pain to her legs making it painful to walk, stand, sit for periods of time. The team prayed to God for the pain to go, and it did. She walked out without any pain in her lumbar or shooting pains in her legs. She was indeed praising God.
Smith Wigglesworth said, “Be careful about getting angry at God because of something wrong with your body. Get right with God.” It turns out that there are a lot of people who take their frustration at life circumstances out at God.
Is It Possible to Be Angry at God?
Yes, people get angry at God. People can be angry at God for something that happened to them or to someone else that they don’t think God should have allowed. They can have an expectation that God should have healed someone, or answered their prayers, or not have lost their job, or not allowed some atrocity in life to unfold.
It has been my experience that there is usually a good reason for the anger. Something happened that wasn’t part of God’s good plan. From here, some people make a choice to carry the disappointment to blame as a focus of their anger. When they don’t know who to blame or the events seem so beyond their control they end up targeting God. It happens all the time at both the conscious and subconscious level.
Basic Theology: Good God and Bad Devil
At a basic theological level, we have a good God and a bad devil. The famous cartoon of a little devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other shoulder stems from truth. A person or a human system can be the directive factor. People act out of their own free will. The battle of the ages is getting humans to make a choice to go along with God’s good plan or to go along with man’s enemy, the devil’s bad plan. The next step of the enemy plan is getting the person to blame God instead of blaming the enemy who is at the root of everything deceived, stolen, destroyed, or killed.
Getting on Board with the Solution
It’s hard to get on board with God’s redemptive plan in our circumstances and for healing if a person stays angry at God. Being upset at God doesn’t seem like a good idea when we usually need His help to be healed or to change our circumstances. Being angry at God destroys trust in the God we need to trust to get through our unwanted circumstances. If we can believe God has our good purposes in His capable hands and that He loves us, we enter into partnership with God to redeem our circumstances. His ways work, even if it feels like the long way around because He chooses to heal at every level of root issues as He gets us on the right track.
From Psalm 103
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Thank you for our intercessors! The team had had a rough go of it right before the last Open Hours of Feb 18. Lots of people had been ill and unable to pray. Some had the battle of the mind going. For some, going through the daily motions of life felt like molasses. I know I had a call with one intercessor the Monday before we were open on Tuesday. Collectively we depend on all our intercessors praying for the Tuesdays we have Open Hours. From the first ray of sunshine that day, we could tell that something had shifted. People were getting their energy back and it was time to pray for all who come through our door. Thank you intercessors for holding us up in prayer all day.
If any of you can not attend this Tuesday, but are available to intercede for us during the Open Hours, please let us know this. We love to receive words or texts from you if God gives you a word while interceding. Texts have proven to be extremely accurate and exactly what the person (or the whole prayer team) needed to hear.
Whether you are with us in spirit or in person, we will be worshipping in praise and song one hour prior to being open. Join us from wherever you find yourself.
Thank you for making Healing Prayer a priority to be able to come and see what God wants to do each time we are open. You are God’s valuable and powerful prayer warriors. We are blessed to have you on the team. Continue contending in prayer. It is more powerful than you realize.
Our God is all Powerful. Our God is Good, and our God is love.
He has compassion for all who come for prayer.
May you be full of faith and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Stephanie Shoquist & Joanna Gill
Silicon Valley Healing Rooms, Sunnyvale CA
557 Hyannis Dr. Sunnyvale CA 94087
FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR CALENDARS
Tuesday March 4 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday March 4 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm
Tuesday March 18 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday March 18 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm
Tuesday April 1 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday April 1 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm
Tuesday April 15 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday April 15 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm
Tuesday May 6 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday May 6 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm
Tuesday May 20 11 am to 1 pm Soaking starts at 10:00 am
Tuesday May 20 7 pm to 9 pm Soaking starts at 6:00 pm