Experiencing a Miracle.1:42:00 PM
Over the last year, my walk with the Lord has changed so much and I have grown so much spiritually...and the best part is that He is not finished with me! I always said that I would never be a "holy roller"... you know one of those people that couldn't talk about anything other than God and church, but the truth is that once I TRULY experienced what Christ has done for me, I cant stop thinking and talking about it! I spend most of my time realizing all the true blessings that God has given me. Once you train your mind to see all of the positives you have in your life...it is amazing how your life can change!
Over the past week, I have experienced something in my Christian walk that I had not ever seen, heard or felt before. We went to hear an Evangelist, Jeff Taylor, in Greensboro at Harvest World Outreach Church. We had heard him several nights last week and seen his healing ministry. He would call people to the front, say things that were unique to only them and most of them would walk away healed. Crazy to believe...right? One man even came in with a cane and left without even a limp. Last Wednesday night, after witnessing all of these healings take place, we called Wade's mom and dad to come and join.
Wade's dad has had 2 total knee replacements and tons of complications in the last 3-4 years. He has hobbled on his knees as long as I have known him. He has tolerated the severe pain as much as possible with hardly any complaints. Over the last year, Richard (Wade's dad) has become closer with the Lord in knowing that God did not give him this pain, even though He may have allowed it. He went to the doctor on Friday and was told that he had 2 fractures and infection throughout the whole knee. We told his parents what all we had experienced over the last week and without a single question or doubt, they drove from Wilmington to Greensboro believing God for a miracle.
After several healings, and almost a few minutes from the "closing" of the service, Richard walked to the front. Full of emotion, we watched, prayed and experienced the presence of God. Jeff Taylor told Richard to keep his eyes on Jesus and to picture in his mind what Jesus had done for him. Wade's dad went from a man wearing a knee brace with a wobble and an ache in every step to a man filled with the presence of the Lord...whose legs, knees, hips, mind and spirit had been renewed and enlightened. He walked the stairs with ease, he straightened up his back, and he had full confidence that the Lord had taken away what the doctors had seen in his x-ray, just a few days before. Kaye (Wade's mom) was so overwhelmed with emotion, thankfulness and praise that she neglected to even realize that through all of her excitement, that she too was being healed. She went into the church with 5 ulcers in her mouth and left with out even so much as a scar! She has suffered from severe ulcers for over a year now, and today she doesn't have a single one. God is so good.
I have a whole new faith in what God can do...all things are possible and no longer will I allow doubt to come in and tell me that miracles are a thing of the past. God spoke light and human creation into this world with just the WORDS from his mouth... removing sickness and disease, strengthening the weak, making the lame walk and removing anxiety and depression are NOT miracles of the past...they are the miracles of TODAY! Thank you Lord for what you are doing in the lives of your children!
I hope this inspires you to know that whatever you are going through right now in your life, great or small, God can overcome it. I know that this experience has helped me. God can take you through life's trials and He will bring you to new place of blessing! Just try it... I know Richard is glad he did!