Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Have Faith

I've been reading a book called "Healed of Cancer" by Dodie Osteen and I thought I'd share her story with you.

In 1981 she was diagnosed with liver cancer and was given only 2 weeks to live. Chemo wasn't even an option. The doctors told her they didn't know where the cancer came from, so they could do an exploratory surgery just to see what was going on. This surgery wouldn't provide a cure but may give them some answers. Dodie's husband said that surgery was not an option and he was taking his family home to pray. He told the doctors they believed in miracles and the doctor told him that it was a good thing. While at home she fought intense pain, but believed in her heart that God would heal her. She had churches all over praying and she knew healing was her only option. Dottie then saw Jesus in a dream. He told her that prayers from others would help, but what would heal her was her personal faith in him. From that point on she knew she was healed. She didn't think he WOULD heal her, she knew she was healed. She started ignoring her pain and focused on actions that she did before she was sick. For example, she quit taking naps and focused on sleeping like a healed person. Nights were tricky because the devil would come to her and she would doubt her healing. After a while she realized that the devil would get in her head, but not in her HEART. Dottie then pulled 40 healing scripture from the bible and read them all day long. She read the scripture and prayed continuously. Even though the doctors gave her no hope, her faith in Jesus saved her life. Some people may claim she was misdiagnosed, but that's impossible. She went to both Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson and both hospitals proved she was covered in cancer. Dottie avoided doctors for years because she didn't want them to tell her something that would distract her from her faith. Eventually she did go to the doctor and have a scan done. She found out she was cancer free thanks to God.

"I will not die but live, and proclaim what the Lord has done." Psalms 118:17

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