Health Food Devotional - Healing Doesn't Just 'Fall' on You

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Matt. 7:7)

I remember a man who wrote us from the penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was in the penitentiary because he killed somebody. He was not only a murderer, but was also a gambler and a thief.

He said in his letter, "I've tried it all and haven't found satisfaction. I don't know if there is a God or not, but if there is, I want you to help me find Him." Well, we were able to help him find God.

Now we didn't write and tell him, "You've murdered people. You've been living in sin and immorality. You'll have to wait for Jesus to die for you to purchase your salvation."

No! God had already purchased this man's salvation through Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. His new birth was waiting; it was wrapped up with his name on it. God was just waiting for him to accept it.

Salvation didn't just drop on him while he was in the penitentiary. It belonged to him, but it didn't just drop on him like a ripe cherry off a tree. He had to want it, to seek it, to look for it.

The same thing is true regarding healing. Healing is not going to just drop on you, even though you're saved. You have to find out what belongs to you and take it. Healing belongs to you; it's yours for the taking.

Healing is mine because God provided it for me. He gave it to me, so I take it now.