I’m Not Very Religious
I’ve been spending a lot of time inside gas stations. If I’m not buying coffee, I’m buying water. Summer is here and the weather is scorching. As I approached the checkout stand, I saw a woman wearing an immobilizer on her leg. She had a noticeable limp. I made a simple comment as she passed. “Wow, that looks like it hurts.”
“It hurts all the time,” she replied.
“Do you mind telling me how it happened?”
“I broke it, but when I went to my doctor, he said it was just a sprain. I went through physical therapy and it wasn’t getting any better, so I got a second opinion. Turns out I had two broken bones, and they put a cast on my foot. The cast didn’t help and the doctor decided to try this immobilizer. I’ve been wearing it for eight months, but it still isn’t any better.”
We paid for our things and I asked if she had a few minutes to talk. We walked outside and sat on a stone wall in front of the building. I thought I might as well get right to the point. “Would you have any desire to be healed by God?”
With a smirk, she said, “I need to tell you something.”
For the next ten minutes, she recalled different events from her childhood. I thought she would eventually tell me why she didn’t believe in God. Then she shared a recent story about being bitten by a venomous snake. “When the ambulance arrived, they didn’t know how to treat the snake bite, so they pulled out a first aid manual and began reading it in my living room, hoping to find instructions on what to do. I was getting weaker and they needed to get me to a hospital soon. I told them to call for a helicopter to fly me to a hospital before I died. The helicopter landed six miles from my house so they put me in the ambulance and drove me to the landing zone. I remember like it was yesterday… as the helicopter lifted off into the sky, my body and spirit separated and I found myself standing before God in eternity. It was the most awesome experience I ever had.”
I told her about my love of near-death stories. She told me about meeting her parents again and what it felt like to be surrounded by the all-consuming love of the Father. We talked about the absolute sense of peace in eternity. After she finished her story, I asked if I could pray for her foot to be healed.
With a bit of apprehension, she said, “I’m not one of those people who goes to church every week. I believe in God, but I’m not very religious.”
“I don’t go to church, either. I work every Sunday. I see Jesus a little differently than most people. He’s the kind of guy who met strangers wherever He found them and wasn’t afraid to be friends with the sinners that religious people looked down on.”
She smiled in agreement. “You can pray for my foot now if you want.”
I placed my hand on her ankle. “Holy Spirit, I ask you to touch this young lady. Ligaments, nerves, tendons, bones, and cartilage, be healed in the name of Jesus.” I asked what she felt.
She pointed to her toes. “It’s tingling right there.”
“God’s beginning to heal your foot.” Her smile grew bigger.
I placed my hand on the immobilizer again and commanded more healing and asked what she felt.
“Now my ankle is tingling.”
“Pain, inflammation, and swelling, I command you to leave. Ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones, be healed.” I asked a third time what she felt.
“Now the back of my leg is tingling, just below my calf muscle.”
“Is there any pain at all?”
She flexed her foot. “No. It’s gone.”
“Are you lying?” I asked, beginning to chuckle.
Laughing with me, she said, “I’m not lying, it doesn’t hurt at all. It’s completely gone.”
We sat in the shade and sipped our drinks. I told her that God loves her. I taught her how to keep her healing and explained what to do if the pain returned. She thanked me for taking the time to pray with her.
This is an excerpt from the book My Craziest Adventures With God Volume 2.
Shalom ~ Great GOD Adventures are available to all of us who make ourselves available to the signals of need around us daily. “As it is in Heaven, so be it on earth.” No sickness or sorrow! Our Trust in GOD’s Faithful Promises is the key to open the Gates of Heaven here on earth. You will receive Blessings and Fruitfulness of your GOD-Ordained Inheritance that you have trust to receive. Your Inheritance is not limited by religious traditions. Learn the History and Foundation of Redemptive Grace, expressed first in the First Covenant. The five daughters of Ts’lof’chad could have accepted the status quo of no Land Inheritance because the Rights of Inheritance were passed only through male descendants. These five daughters, by virtue of thier Hebrew names, determined to remain in Holy Redemptive Relationship with GOD’s Grace-filled Faithful Promises stamped on their character. Undivided determination drives these five daughters, and us by following their example, to step-out of traditions and step into a place questioning Inheritance Laws already in place, given by GOD to Moshe. The five daring daughters determination, determines for future daughters a GOD sanctioned revision in Rights of Inheritance. Graced in Love for GOD and His Promises, Heavenly Healing here on here is just a part of the overflow of ourRedemptive Relationship to enlarge the Kingdom of GOD for His Glory and Honor.
I’m not very religious either. I love this story.
Inspiring article. Yes, the Lord heals.
Glorious Jesus encounter.
I enjoy reading your posts!!! God works through all of us…..we just fail to recognize or accept it.
That is a wonderful uplifting story !. Thank you.
I just finished your book”Divine Healing Made Simple” and I ordered a study bible right away because I want to understand and know God and Jesus as much as possible. Now that I have found you on Telegram (where I practically live) I will be here every day! Thank you for your wonderful insight! You’ve brought me back to God and Jesus Christ!!!!
Welcome back, sis!