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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good News!

The following occurred on May 12th. I started to draft a post that day and never got back to it. I decided it was high time to spread this good news!

...Let me tell you....

Sunday morning in church (May 12th), we had an awesome time of praise and worship. At one point my friend Judy spoke up saying that the Lord was speaking to her and saying that He wanted to do miracles. Pastor Kent grabbed that opportunity and ran with it - he asked if there were any who wanted a miracle, whether it be financial, emotional, physical, etc. Well, God knows that there are a lot of miracles that I need in my life, so I went forward. Not for any particular need - but just to be present for whatever God wanted to do in my life.

I knelt down at the altar. Mind you, I DON'T kneel - for it's not any easy task for me to rise from the floor once I'm there. Between the MS and the bad knees, I'm not as limber as I once was. But, knelt I did, as I followed the Holy Spirit's prompting.

After a wonderful time of prayer and praise and singing and fellowship around the altar with all my brothers and sisters in Christ, I managed to rise without too much difficulty. (Too much difficulty in my book means that I got up without falling down again!)

It being Mother's Day, Pastor Kent told a wonderful story about Mothers (which at this point in writing - a month later - I've seemed to have forgotten the details...) He then gave us each the most beautiful orange/peach rose which graced my table for days afterward.

After church, I came home and went to sleep because I had to work that night. Since I had a bit of a cold and sore throat, when I left for work, I wanted to stop at StuffMart to buy some lozenges to take to work to help my throat while working. The air tends to be very dry in the lab. I didn't take the time to get an electric scooter - which is what I usually do when at StuffMart. Walking around that big store is too much for me. Instead, I hurried to the pharmacy section - then hurried clear to the OTHER end of the StuffMart Super Center because that's the only end where the registers were open - then hurried clear back to the Pharmacy side because that's where I had parked my van. It wasn't until I was almost in my van that I realized that I had just taken all those steps with not one single pain in my arthritic knees! And I worked all night long with no pain in my knees. I have been dealing with arthritic pain in my knees for months - perhaps years. God had indeed given me my miracle - he healed my knees!

I met my dear friend Dawna for breakfast and even she was amazed at how I was able to keep up with her instead of doing my usual hobbling around the restaurant and parking lot! God is good!

It's now been a month --and I still have no pain in my knees! Now if I'm hobbling, it's because of MS stuff and how it affects my legs...but I'm believing that if God has taken care of one issue - He's perfectly capable (of course!) of taking care of the rest --and I'm just waiting on Him to finish the great work He has begun!

I rejoice that He cares for me and blesses me in spite of my neglect of Him. In spite of the sin in my life. In spite of all the times when I should be spending time with Him and instead am wrapped up in myself and what I think needs to be done.

He is an amazing God. One who cares about each detail of our lives. I'm thankful to be His child and amazed by His grace!


But for you who revere my name,
the sun of righteousness will rise
with healing in its wings.
-Malachi 4:2a

12 comments:

Char said...

Praise His holy Name!!!! Our God reigns! What a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing that - it made my day much brighter!

Trish said...

Our god is an Awesome God!!! deb, I am so happy to read this post...you being able to get around more freely and without pain...is truly a miracle!!! When God sets us free Sister...we are free indeed!!!

Diane said...

Oh my Dear Sister, I am so exuhuberant praising the Lord here! My cup runneth over, for REAL!!!! God is so very good and always right on time! I am so very thankful for His goodness and miraculous healing in your life! Praise Jesus!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful blessing with us all. I'm crying, I'm laughing, I'm singing (well, something close to that anyway!!!).....I am overcome with joy!!! May you have a wonderful, blessed day! Thank you for being such a blessing to me this morning!

Many hugs............

Diane

Mrs. Mac said...

Good News you have reported here, Deb. You acted in faith when you went forward at church ... and God has blessed you. You bet, he can work on the rest. This is a wonderful miracle. So just how long did it take your mind to register that you had been doing all that running around with out the power cart :) Our sprawlmart makes me overwhelmed just thinking about zig-zagging around inside.

wv: holdbugh you go right ahead ... I'm not gonna hold that bug! ;)

Margie said...

PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD!!!

Pat said...

You would expect that I would be all excited to read this...and I am, but what I feel more is a warm washing of peace that came over me when I read this. I feel like I have received the arms of God around me and His reassurance that He has so much love to give us. He is there to meet our needs, oh how we need to step out in faith.
Great post, now I need a kleenex.

Jada's Gigi said...

Hallelujah!

Trish said...

Still Praising God! \0/ (hands lifted in Praise)

Louise said...

I feel just like Pat does ... a warm washing of peace as I thank Him for what He's done and is doing in your life. Blessings.

Becky said...

amen

Terry said...

dear deb...i haven't
been here for a bit and i missed this good news and good news it surely is!
i am so happy for you and i pray that you will continue to be pain free and even that the ms will go easier on you...so glad deb...love terry

byhisgracealone said...

Praising God for this wonderful testimony of His healing over you....bless you...

hugs
donna