|Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 1:56 pm: |
The following is an excerpt from a letter written by David Wilkerson in 1998. (David is founder of Teen Challenge Drug Rehabilitation Centers) and currently the pastor of Times Square Church in New York City.
I thank God for strength and health. For the past 15 years I have suffered from acute colitis, with constant pain and much bleeding. It drained me physically - I was always tired. A year ago I got desperate before the Lord, praying, "Lord, I can't minister to this huge congregation and keep all these ministries to the needy going unless You heal my bowels. I am at my wits end; I am too weary to go on." The Holy Spirit directed me to nutrition for healing. I always made fun of health nuts and all the claims being made for alternative health plans. The Holy Spirit taught me what to do: I got off sugar. I drink the juice of carrots and apples daily. I drink barley juice. I have been completely healed! I have more energy than I had at 30 years of age and I have never felt better in my life. I have no nutritional teacher but the Holy Spirit. To me, this is God's utter faithfulness, in answer to prayer.