The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Prov. 20:27)
My wife spoke to my niece, Ruth, and said, "Ruth, you know you're not our child. You don't belong to us. We can't make decisions for you.
Also, you're eighteen years old. You're an adult now. You can make your own decisions.
"Don't say, 'I want to trust God' just because Uncle Ken teaches divine healing. Don't say that because you think that's what we want you to do. What do you want to do from your heart?"
You have to get action from people's hearts, not their heads. And it may take time to do this. People can mentally go along with you and say things, but their heart not be in it.
And it won't work.
So my wife asked Ruth, "What do you want to do?" Ruth insisted that she wanted to trust God.
Then I said, "All right, let's get busy and get your healing or else go to the hospital." I knew, you see, that her appendix could burst at any time. I knew we had to work fast.
Confession: My spirit is the candle of the Lord. I listen to my spirit, not my head. And I respond from my spirit, not my head.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )