So today I was ministering to a couple at my job. When you are a bartender, sometimes you have to play the role of a therapist. This lady and her husband walked in. I greeted them and we began talking. After going through the formalities, I asked how her day was going. Now the normal person would say fine, but something led her to express what was really on her heart. She was explaing to me how she and her husband had just came back from the Doctors office and received some bad news pertaining to his health. Immediately I wanted to break out a scripture, but I first asked if she was spiritual. Once she nodded her head yes, I felt propelled to give her a few words of encouragement. Now the bible clearly tells us that, “by his stripes we are healed.” She agreed with me and smiled. I walked away happy knowing that I could uplift their spirits a little.
As I was doing other duties at my job, God was telling me that what I said to them was true, but I needed to go a little deeper. He told me to walk back over to them and give them more. This couple was having a rough day, and what I told them, they already knew, but they needed a little more. I pulled out my cell phone and found a scripture on healing. God tells us that we must stand on the word and have faith. If we don’t have anything else, have faith in his word. The scripture that I was let to was Jeremiah 17:14. This scripture says, Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. After reading this, I felt like that would be the perfect prayer to give to them. I pulled out a pen, and wrote the scripture down for them. While writing down this prayer, another thought came to me. Terms of Agreement.
You ever notice how before you are about to enter something, you must first agree to the terms? There is this long laundry list of do’s and don’ts. When you finally finish reading over everything, at the end it ask, do you agree to these terms? If you say yes, then you can continue on to the next stage. If you decline, then you can’t move forward. This is the thought that came to mind when I was thinking about the couple who just told me about their bad news. With a scripture in my hand, and a word in my heart, I walked back over to the couple ready to give them more. Before I started preaching to them, I first asked if it was okay if I could share a word with them. Both the husband and wife agreed, and they told me to please do so. Happy that they were so receiving I told them about the concept of terms of agreement.
I looked them both in the eyes and said, if you accept what the doctors says, then he will be sick. Jesus provided healing for us before we ever needed healing. When you accept the terms of agreement, then you are free to move to the next level. Don’t accept what the doctors are telling you. If you accept what they say, then you will beging to move onto the next phase. A lot of times our minds are conqured before our bodies are. An unhealthy mind can produce an unhealthy body. If you start thinking that you are sick, then you will be sick. Decline what the doctors have said, and speak healing over your life. You have already been healed. After speaking a few words of encouragement to them, I handed them the scripture that I had written for them. They shook my hand and thanked me.
Before I walked away, the husband told me a quick story. He was telling me how he hadn’t seen a good friend of his in quite some time. He told me that when he ran into his friend Kirby, they began to catch up. He asked Kirby why he had been ghost, and Kirby explained to him how his mother had passed two months prior, and he recently learned that he had cancer. At the end of the story I was like, “you know my name is Kirby right? He smiled and couldn’t believe it. His wife looked at me and said, “I don’t believe in chance meetings and coincidence. I believe that we were suppose to meet you today. Thank You for your encouraging word, and we will stand on this prayer that you gave us. This time when I walked away, I walked away with a bigger smile I felt like I had did what God wanted me to do. I completed the mission. I was able to give them Gods word the right way. Before they left the building again, they walked over to me to thank me again. They told me that my words had really encouraged them, and they knew that everything was going to be alright. I smiled and thanked them for allowing me to speak life into their situation..
This lesson can be applied to all of our lives. Do you accept the terms of agreement? If life is trying to give you less than what you deserve, you have the right to decline. Once you accept anything, you are giving permission for the next stage to happen. If you want a better life, then don’t accept the negativty that it tries to throw your way. So the next time a less than ideal situatuation presents itself, will you accept the terms, or deny? I hope that I was able to encourage someone with this. You just never know when God is going to give you a word. I’m glad that I was able to help somebody today.
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