ASK GOD FOR WISDOM
Many people come to the Healing Rooms wanting clear direction for what God wants in their lives. It’s a good place to start. For one thing, God promises to give us wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5, AMP).
Even if we need wisdom every single day, God promises to give it to us. We are designed to go through life with clear direction. Joyce Meyer emphasizes, “Wisdom is asking God to help us see things the way He sees them, so we can live in the peace and joy He created us to live in.”
If anyone feels like they’ve asked God about a circumstance in their life and they aren’t getting an answer, try asking a different question. Questions that start with “Why…?” tend to take the longest time to get an answer. In the midst of not understanding the “why,” we can ask Him the “how” or “what” questions. For example, instead of asking God, “Why is my mother suffering from an illness?”, we can ask God “Which doctor should I take her to?”, or “Who can I call to ask for help in getting to her doctor appointments while I work?” or “How do I convince my family how serious this is?” If there is pressure being put on anyone with new responsibilities, it is very important to take time to hear from God. A good question to ask God is, “What is my role?” Some people need to learn to hear what God is asking of us (yes, it is doable), and not what people are asking of us—which can sometimes be more than we can handle and more than God is expecting of us. (See Matthew 11:28-30.)
Another common question is, “Why is this happening?” He may have an immediate answer for this question, or it may come over time. But we can ask God for His wisdom and His direction in the middle of our circumstances.
All the while we are asking God for specific answers, He encourages us to turn to scripture for answers. He meets us in our daily quiet time, however we do it, with verses that seem to speak right to us. It really does help to keep reading until something jumps off the page and into our hearts. Sometimes we can turn to a different translation. Here’s an example from Proverbs 3:7-8 in the Amplified: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles—all your inner parts] and refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.”
Whatever the future holds for each of us, it’s a good practice to stop and ask for wisdom from God before making rash decisions, going with the crowd thinking, believing everything the media says (we can ask God, “Is this true?”), or reaching conclusions that lead to panic. God will lead each of us in the way we should go. “Yes, You are my rock and my fortress; For Your Name’s sake You will lead me and guide me” (Psalm 31:3, AMP).
God Answers Prayer
Since our last Healing Rooms Open Hours:
A baby was born this week to a couple who have been praying for eight years to have a baby. Silicon Valley Healing Rooms was part of their prayer journey. After getting pregnant, the prayer teams prayed for a healthy pregnancy. They now celebrate with great joy and laughter a healthy baby boy!
A woman came in with a diagnosis of an inner ear disorder that was causing severe vertigo and dizziness.. The team prayed ahead of time, and received 1 John 3:1 which says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God…” They prayed with her during the appointment. Later, the woman talked with her son about her condition and they decided to agree on her healing together. Then she took a step of faith to believe in her healing. She tried to stand and faltered. She tried again. She took several steps from one side of the room to the other without assistance. She gave God praise. It was exciting to see this woman add her faith to the prayers of others to “stand” in faith and move forward.
A woman reported that her experience was, “Good.” She appreciated what the Team Members got for her ahead of time. She said God gave her added hope for her healing.
A lady came in with poor circulation in her hand. The situation was severe and the doctors did not give her any hope explaining that if the situation kept going, they might have to amputate some of the fingers. The team prayed. Later, the woman prayed and felt God was telling her to try some alternative health experts. She did research and decided to try an alternative to traditional medicine. She got excellent results and her hand is completely healed and healthy. She is grateful that God lead her in a different direction to try.
The teams prayed for jobs, finding new housing, court cases, finding destiny, sleep instead of insomnia, decisions about work, throat issues, parent-children relationships, trauma relief, cancer cells to go, chemotherapy side effects to diminish, breaking curses, marriage challenges, mental stability and well-being, help in caring for elderly parents, financial miracles, physical hearing issues, and prodigal children. We prayed regarding tinnitus. We prayed against the symptoms of dizziness, depression, back pain, knee pain.
Scheduling An Appointment
Together, Silicon Valley Healing Rooms Prayer Ministers are ready to take your prayer requests to God in prayer. They also seek God’s word for you in advance of the appointment.
We are now taking signups for prayer appointments for Tuesday December 5, 2023.
To sign up for an appointment, there are TWO STEPS:
1. Let us know your TOP THREE APPOINTMENT TIME PREFERENCES, in order of priority.
We will coordinate the teams, and send the zoom information on Monday for the appointment on Tuesday.
2. Share a phone number so we can TEXT you with scheduling changes.
In the event that we are not able to offer you the time frames you desire, you may share a phone number with us to text you if an opening should arise when someone needs to cancel an appointment. This happens from time to time, and we are able to text you to see if you are available to join an available prayer team. All information is confidential to the ministry and is not used for solicitation. This step is optional.
You are welcome to sign up for prayer appointments at the following times listed below:
|11:10 to 11:40 am
|11:55 to 12:25 pm
|12:40 to 1:10 pm
|7:10 to 7:40 pm
|7:55 to 8:25 pm
|8:40 to 9:10 pm
It is our greatest joy to join you in prayer and pray for whatever you want to bring before God.
We pray, believing, knowing, and confident that God answers prayer.
If you don’t need prayer right now, you are welcome to forward this to others you know that might want people to pray with them.
***We love to hear how God has answered prayer. Please share what God has done in your life as a result of prayer. You can reply to this email, or share it in your appointment, or write a comment on our web site.
The spiritual winds are blowing strength, life, and peace into us,
Stephanie Shoquist, Donna Maranon, Jim Clow
Directors, Silicon Valley Healing Rooms Team
Future Open Hours Online. For 2023: December 5, December 19
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