"...forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead" (NASB).
Young's Literal Translation reads,
"...the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth."
Paul was not talking about healing in that text, but it is a principal that is important to apply. When you have been sick for a long time you can't remember what it was like to be well, you can't remember what it was like to do those things you enjoyed doing when you were well, and in my instance I couldn't remember what I looked like when I was well. God showed me that I needed a new vision to press forward into, a vision of myself whole and well. If you have listened to my CD's you will hear how I was specifically able to do that - incorporating it with other important truths God taught me - all enabling me to literally take my life back! It's been quite some time since I have managed to even look at my website let alone update my blog as I have been busy with this new life.
As I posted before, I left Australia in August 2014 headed for 9 months at Bethel's School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding California. Along with the many awesome people I met during that time the highlight of the ministry component was the opportunity to join a missions team lead by Kris Kildosher to Mexico City. I had the privilege of seeing lots of people healed, blessed and delivered on this trip; many had poor eyesight restored, ears were opened, asthma healed, chronic pain and depression left people. Two specific highlights for me were seeing a young women delivered from the torment of an evil spirit, and sitting on the ground with an 80yo woman as I spoke life into her legs in the name of Jesus. This elderly woman had had no feeling in her feet or lower legs for 3 years. After 20 minutes ministering to her she was overjoyed to get up and walk with full feeling!!! Literally sitting on the ground in the dirt with that elderly woman, being able to bless and touch her life in such a profound way was beyond special.
Another moment that was "beyond special" for me was marrying in May the awesome guy God brought into my life this past year, Aldon Perez. Yes my name will now change to Veronica Perez! With ministry school ending in May also, I am currently in Canada with my part-Canadian/part-Guatemalan husband getting ready for God's next adventure. It is certainly a joy to have one's life back! And after nearly a year of not teaching I am also thrilled to be invited to share God's healing truth at The Oasis Fellowship in Grande Prairie Alberta this coming Sunday morning. If you're in the area I'd love to see you there!
A month after arriving in California the school spent time at a mountain ranch retreat. While there God spoke to me in a dream to start getting my CD's ready in other languages....so I decided to start on the world's second most populous language, Spanish! A month later I met the Spanish speaking man who was to become my husband...so I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the Spanish speaking world (and yes, I better start learning the language). I also feel it is time to start writing a book, which will expand on revelation shared in the CD's. It will be titled quite simply, "Possessing Your Promised Land of Healing".
Til next time! (And I promise it won't be 10 months this time!)