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Epilepsy healed…God is Good Praise Report

In my last post I wrote about a little 2-and-a-half year-old girl called J who had fitted  and was rushed to hospital. After some tests she was diagnosed with epilepsy. An MRI was scheduled by medical experts to determine the extent of the problem.

The scan was conducted Thursday 6th September and results were waited for …

My friend who had sought prayer for her daughter and had subsequently asked Jesus into her heart on the foot path outside the kindy, had felt great peace throughout the testing and waiting process … a peace very uncharacteristic of her she said …

At kindy drop off last Wednesday she said she had to speak with me.

We sat down in the foyer and she proceeded to tell me that the results had been received by post the day before. She had opened the report and it said that there was nothing to be found … Her daughter J was completely normal …

Praise God!

She subsequently sent me a confirming email which read:

A little note to let you know that J got her results back from her MRI and there was nothing to be found….all normal 🙂

Had I not listened to God on a cold blustery day and stopped, risking ridicule and rejection, and prayed for a cold to leave my friend, she would not have encountered a living God who knew she would need Him to heal her daughter of epilepsy and give her life to a month or so later … a seemingly insignificant encounter led to a life and destiny changing one …

This is told not to “blow my own horn.” This story is told, as all my stories are to say … if me … then why not you?

I am so very ordinary … I am an ordinary mum loved by an extraordinary God … who “so loves the world that He gave His one and only son … That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life …” (John 3:16)

Jesus said … “anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works …” (John 14:12)

I am a “whoever” and if you have asked Him into your life … so are you …

So, the question remains … do you believe who Jesus says you are?

Do you believe?

If you do … will you offer the “same works and greater” to the world around you?

As we all take a hold of who and whose we are … and offer Him regardless of possible ridicule and rejection … we will do “greater things in His name” and as we do we will see the name of Jesus glorified … We will do the same things that Jesus did … and greater just because …

God is Good!

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Pedicures and the Father’s Blessing…God is Good!

While away a friend gave me a voucher for a pedicure as a gift … a pedicure that I booked in for last Friday morning. 

I woke on Friday, not feeling the best, and thought about calling to cancel … but I then thought that the appointment may be a “God appointment” and so I took a deep breath, and went regardless, knowing I would enjoy the pedicure in any event … and the effect of fine feet afterwards …

As soon as I got to my appointment the feeling of being unwell lifted and I happily chatted to the gorgeous girl who had been assigned to me about colour …

As I sat and had my feet scrubbed I sensed that this was a God appointment and I felt that I was to pray, a little later, for this girl with whom I had struck up an immediate rapport. 

She is a mum of a four-year-old boy, and a step-mum to two teenage girls.  She lives in a large country town, not far from Melbourne, and the girls live in a Melbourne suburb, not far from where I live.  As we chatted I also discovered that her mum was a mid-wife, at the hospital where I had my two children, and as we talked even further, we worked out that her mum had helped me deliver my first child … on reflection (after the God encounter) I realised that this too was no coincidence … this appointment had been set up … way back in 2003!

As the pedicure came to an end I said “I would love to pray for you”.

She said “sure” and her eyes immediately filled with tears … the Holy Spirit was physically tangible around us.

I stood and took her hand in mine and invited the Holy Spirit to come (even though He was already there) and her eyes overflowed with tears as the anointing came even more powerfully …

I prayed as I felt led … I declared her destiny open, I declared open doors over her life, I blessed her and released favour.

I then felt to pray a Father’s Blessing over her and as I did, with my hand on her head she openly wept … and I gently kissed her on the forehead.

I asked her if she had asked Jesus into her heart – she responded “we’re Catholics, of course” so I said “just ask Holy Spirit to fill you up”. And she did … with tears running down her face.

I kissed her on the cheek and held her for a very long time as she cried, and I told her gently that she was beautiful, that God delighted in her, that she no longer had to do it on her own, and that although her natural father had not been there for her, God was, and it was time for her to go to Him … I said how she had been so very strong for so very long, but that now, it was time for her to go to Him and allow Him to take the load and, to hold her …

I briefly talked to her about going to where God was for her (her “God space“) and explained (aware of the time) that where that was would always feel safe, it would feel for her like she had felt as I had prayed … surrounded and filled with love – she nodded with me saying it had felt very safe and full of love.

I sat in the waiting room as she got me a tea and I asked if she ever came up to Melbourne on Tuesday nights … She said her partner visited his girls on a Tuesday night.  I explained I held a group on a Tuesday night for people to discover more of God … the timing another coincidence that she pointed out to me and … I gave her my details and said she would be welcome to come if she wanted … or she could just call …

Whether she calls or not, or comes or not, she has had an encounter with the Creator of the universe … she has had an encounter with God … she has had an encounter with a Father, with a loving Father, a God who is a Father who “so loved the world that He gave His one and only son … ” (John 3:16 – emphasis added) … she tasted and saw that God is Good (Psalm 34:8)…

I hope she chooses to call or email … I hope she chooses to come to our nights … where that will lead I do not know, but I do know that if she chooses to go on her journey with God, as her loving Father, as her Loving Saviour, as her Loving Friend … she will  see that …

God is Good!

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