My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. (Prov. 4:20-21)
Back in September 1957, I knew an 82-year-old evangelist who had been bedfast for two years with cancer in her stomach. Doctors couldn't understand how she had lived even that long. When they opened her body up and saw several malignant growths, they just sewed her back up. They said nothing more could be done.
I felt led to read her Proverbs 4:20 through 22. I said to her, "When I was on the bed of sickness, I got hold of these verses and saw one place where I had been missing it."
I continued, "Proverbs 4:21 says not to let the Word depart from before your eyes. And this was a turning point for me. You see, I had seen myself dead. And when I got hold of this scripture and put the Word of God before my eyes, I began to see myself alive. I began to see myself doing things I'd never done before."
So I shared with that dear woman, "Every time you look at that stomach that's so huge, see it down flat. See yourself preaching again. God doesn't want you to die like this. You can die if you want to. But let God heal you first and then die. Don't die like this. He won't get any glory out of that."
Confession:I keep the Word of God before my eyes and my ears. God's Word is true. His Word is life unto my spirit.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )