Am not one to bring such… yet sensed this was the right time:
For a while now have been dealing with stones—specifically a large bladder stone. About a few years back, in fact, had passed a stone. It is an agonizing, humbling pain which can’t be explained.
Nothing is wrong with the body—it is doing what it is supposed to be doing. Specific diet and stress, though, will create waste which the body attempts to reject. The real problem is what is put inside the body—in this case, an over-concentration of foods… and unnatural workloads.
One aspect about stones is it is not always felt when it’s causing problems. Sometimes you can be sitting normally and not feel anything… then suddenly start feeling your side or back area throbbing. Sometimes you feel weak or can’t bend down.
These experiences can last days. Sometimes it will leave and come back again.
Yes, it is painful—yet such experiences have taught me of its benefits. Although torturous at times, it keeps you aware of an occurring problem. In fact, it is simply a bodily protection and exists to serve you—it won’t stop itself from functioning until the underlying problem has either been dissipated or clarified.
People can at times abuse these nerve endings—either when hurting themselves or other people. Sometimes they ignore or just want to turn it off without dealing with the ramifications. Such ways are unnatural.
The reason why people are disheartened with the sensation is not necessarily due to its intensity… yet the insurmountable guilt in which caused the issue in the first place. It reminds them of what remains out of order… and that they are in desperate need of getting it back into order.
In short, they become slaves to pain instead of becoming its master.
The sooner we properly release ourselves of guilt the easier this experience becomes. Admitting wrongs and asking forgiveness is especially important (this can include ourselves). The removal of guilt, though, requires sincere petition.
My greatest prayers, for instance, were not just when in physical pain… yet in spiritual. The cries shed for lost, mutilated souls revealed a great sorrow—a earnest desire to save people from sins committed.
How great it was to see such sincerity in the most challenging times!
Such character can be revealed when confronting our daily life, admitting our wrongs, and asking the Father for help. If we come to him with a reverent and humble heart, he will hear us—and can begin to work a great healing within us.
Yet are we willing to lay down the stone? Are we willing to let go of wrong doing and sin no more?
The story presented in John 8:
Yahshua went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak, he appeared again in the Temple Court where all the people gathered around him… and he sat down to teach them.
The Torah-teachers and the P’rushim (Pharisees) brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery and made her stand in the center of the group. They then said to him, ‘Rabbi, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in our Torah, Moshe commanded that such a woman be stoned to death. What do you say about it?’
They said this to trap him so that they might have ground for bringing charges against him—but Yahshua bent down and began writing in the dust with his finger. When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘The one of you who is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Then he bent down and wrote in the dust again.
On hearing this, they began to leave, one by one (the older ones first) until he was left alone. The woman was still there.
Standing up, Yahshua said to her, ‘Where are they? Has no one condemned you?’
She said, ‘No one, sir.’
Yahshua said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Now go and don’t sin anymore.’
Some have persecuted this person falsely with stones—yet the gift of forgiveness remains. Their sins, once removed, will heal relationships.
Are we though willing to heal our relationship with the Father in heaven?