Many times I've heard non-believers say that exercising faith for healing (or anything else) is a denial of fact.

Au contraire!

Let's get this thing straight, once and for all... faith does not deny fact. Faith changes fact!

When a believer declares he is healed of, say, a sprained ankle, but continues to limp, many will accuse him of denying fact.

Well, I'm here to tell you that that non-believer has no clue that the ankle received instant healing the moment the believer prayed. But if the instant healing manifested in the physical immediately, faith would be inconsequential.

"Fact" often is represented by one or more of our five senses. If it's not physically detectable, then (to the ignorant) it doesn't exist.

Oh, really? Have you ever seen-heard-smelled-tasted-touched a theory? An idea? A thought? Creativity? A purpose? Reasoning? None of these can be detected with any of the five senses.

But every one of us has had experience with one or more of them.

About a year or so ago I prayed for the Lord to help me drop some extra poundage. Years ago, this is something I could have done myself with no problem. But as I'm sure you know, the older you get, the harder it is to reduce, no matter what method you use, and so I felt I was fighting a losing battle.

After I prayed initially, I began thanking the Lord for "continuing to melt off these excess pounds, flattening this stomach, these rolls, and 'love handles.'" But in all that time I had not seen much physical evidence of this happening.

Recently, I realized the error of my ways. Folks, words are extremely important, both what you say and how you phrase it. Precision is imperative!

My error was that I was thanking Him for CONTINUING to bring things about, and NOT thanking Him for already having done it.

Well, you say, you cannot thank Him for something you cannot SEE manifested. I say to you, even though you cannot see it in the physical, it has ALREADY happened in the spiritual realm, and THAT is where faith comes in and is exactly why you CAN thank Him.

As soon as we ask it in Jesus' Name, it is a done deal! "Whatsoever you ask in My Name, it shall be done." Matthew 21:22; John 14:13; John 15:16; John 16:23.

Our only job is to believe!

Author's Bio: 

The writer spent her early years in the legal arena and the last 23 years in property management. She has been an avid Bible student since 1987 and became an online publisher in 2001. She still publishes her bi-weekly ezine, 'elf Expressions Ezine, a collection of positive tips, hints, and advice offered with humor, inspiration, and other goodies for anyone who is inclined to read. The emphasis these days is on the finer points of Christianity. Guidance, mentoring, inspiration, English lessons, editing, and proofreading services for entrepreneurs and online marketers are also offered. Subscribe if you like at