I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up
As I drove to work I wondered who would be healed today. God had been doing more miracles through me when I asked people if they wanted prayer. Healing wasn’t just an occasional thing anymore, but a lifestyle. We checked out the ambulance and made sure all our equipment was working then called dispatch to let them know we were ready for our first call. I wondered if it would be someone with a foot injury or maybe back pain.
Our first call was for a woman who fell while attempting to cross the busiest street in town. She didn’t make it very far. We found her laying half on the curb and half in the street in the pouring rain. We quickly put her on a backboard and got her in the ambulance where it was dry. I got her medical history and asked what happened.
“Well, I was walking down the sidewalk with my cane. I use it because I have trouble feeling the irregularities in the sidewalk. I have neuropathy in my right foot. I guess I didn’t notice a big bump, and I tripped over it. I have an appointment to see a specialist tomorrow. He’s going to do a procedure on my foot and I’ll be using a walker after that.”
“Would you mind if I prayed for your foot to be healed? Maybe you won’t need surgery.”
She smiled. “Get over here and take my hands. Let’s get this done!”
I placed my hand on her foot. “Spirits of pain I command you to leave. Nerves come back to life, in the name of Jesus. Do you feel anything different?”
“My foot doesn’t feel as swollen as it was a few minutes ago.”
“Swelling, I command you to leave. Nerves, be healed in Jesus’ name. Okay, how does it feel now?”
She reached down to recheck the swelling. “I think all the swelling is gone, but it still feels numb.”
I place my hand on her foot again. “Numbness I command you to leave in the name of Jesus. Nerves, be healed right now! Any changes yet?”
“There’s like this wave of… I don’t know… electricity going down my leg. The feeling is coming back.”
I looked in her eyes. “In case you didn’t know it, God really loves you.” I didn’t need to tell her. With tears of joy streaming down her cheeks, she softly said, “I know He does.”
Who will be healed today? The choice is ours. If we don’t lay hands on people in prayer, the answer is “nobody.”
This is an excerpt from my book My Craziest Adventures with God – Volume 1.