Saturday, January 29, 2011

Healed in the Name of Jesus!

Last Saturday I was incredibly blessed. I was able to go to Carlinville to a seminar for one of my classes. I spent a wonderful day with Jesus loving people, and it was just incredible.
On my way home, I got a phone call from my daughter. She told me that my grandson was sick. She said that he told her that he started getting sick on Friday, but forgot to tell me. I called the doctor telling them the symptoms and they 3-way called my mom and daughter to ask many, many more questions. It was decided that I would bring him to the Pediatric On-Call as soon as I got in town.
I get home, and he was just as sick as what they said he was and in just the 2 hours it took me to get home had developed other symptoms. We went straight to the doctor's office and they took us right back. It was determined that they believed he had inherited his father's kidney disease and we were going to have to go to the specialist the following week. In the mean time, just in case, they wanted him on an antibiotic just in case there was any type of infection. I knew there wasn't any infection but put him on the antibiotic anyway.
The following day, Sunday, he woke up and his symptoms were continuing to get worse. He was exhibiting in a matter of 2 days all the symptoms of IgA Nephropathy. It came on him quick and severe. In 2 days he was at the stage of where my son was over a 4 year period.
I sat down and prayed. I put him on the prayer list at church. I just knew that I needed my brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for his healing.
In all this commotion, I had forgotten that our church was having it's first 3rd Sunday service that night. I was reminded when one of our pastor's responded to my request by asking me if I would bring him to that evening's service and let the elder's anoint Aiden with oil and pray over him. OF COURSE!!! I responded back and said we would be there. The Bible says "Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven." (James 5:14-15)
Now let me tell you what happened next. We went to that service. There was an amazing time of praise and worship. There was an incredible word spoken. Then there was a call for prayer. We went forward. As I held my grandson, the pastors surrounded him and anointed him with oil and they prayed. One was at his back, he had both hands on him, one on each kidney. Some prayed in their prayer language, others prayed in English. But they were all petitioning God on Aiden's behalf. When they were finished, we returned to our seats and continued to praise Jesus. Within ten minutes, Aiden had to use the restroom. I took him in and EVERY SYMPTOM HE HAD WAS GONE! Praise Jesus he was healed! It has been almost a week now and not a symptom! He goes on Monday for renal sonograms and I can't wait to testify that there is nothing abnormal on that test.
When Aiden and I spoke about his experience, it was awesome. He told me that he was happy that the pastors were talking to Jesus for him. He said that his back was really warm, maybe a little hot, when those hands were on him. I explained to him that Jesus was touching him right then and was healing his kidneys at that moment. He said, "Jesus has the best hugs." LOL! He told many of what happened and he has no doubt that his Jesus loves him and healed him.
Praise God .... and do you know that faith like a child is where it's at!? That child didn't doubt for a second, he trusted Jesus. He didn't question how it had happened that he was healed or why. To him it was easy to believe that his Jesus loves him so much that he took his pain away and made everything all right again. Hallelujah!!!!

Did I forget to mention that my grandson is only 4 years old! He knew that "those men were talking to Jesus" just for him.....he interpreted the healing touch as a hug from Jesus.......and the doctor called on Monday to let me know that "the antibiotic was unnecessary, there was no type of infection found and so we will get him in to the specialist and go from there"
Praise You Jesus that Your name is greater than any other name....including the name of IgA Nephropathy! Hallelujah!

$20 from Jesus

I had the most incredible experience yesterday...
Our morning started off rushed. The boys and I just took too much cuddle time in the morning and then had to rush to get where we needed to be. In the process, I stuffed a $20 in my purse to stop and get gas on my way to work.
Well, I didn't end up stopping to get gas, I went straight to work. So, on the way to get the boys, my car started sputtering. I pulled into the next gas station and put $20 in the tank. I went to grab the money to pay and it wasn't there. I searched every compartment and nothing. I went ahead and put it on the debit card, knowing that I didn't have the money in the bank to cover it, but I had already pumped the gas and really had no other choice.
I got home and told my husband that I had somehow lost $20 today and then proceeded to go through each bag that had left the house with us that morning, as well as all of our coat pockets. Nothing.
About an hour later, I was in the kitchen preparing dinner. It just came over me that I needed to pray for whoever it was that found that $20. I stopped what I was doing and just thanked God that even though I really couldn't afford that money I trusted in Him and knew it would be ok. I asked that He just really reveal Himself to the person that found that money and that it would cause glory to fall upon His Name. I just sat there in gratitude and truly found peace in that moment.
A smile came over my face and I just started humming some worship tunes as I started to cook.
Now....if you know my house at all you know that I have a very small walkway that is between the stove and table and this walkway serves as the walkway between the basement (which is very used), the back door and Kelsey's room. So within this last hour this area of floor that I was standing on had been quite a busy place.
That said, I took a single step over to the stove and as I was humming felt something under my toes. I looked down and there on the floor under my toes is that $20 bill folded perfectly in half (it had not been folded, I just tucked into my bag as we were leaving).
I started laughing. I ran down the stairs and told my husband. He said he had been through there several times and that money was not there. The boys prior to my cooking had been on their knees with their cars, and that money had not been there.
Ha! God is good! He knows how big a sacrifice that $20 was to me, but I gave it to Him with a glad heart. I gave it to Him even though I didn't really know where it was, I just wanted it to bring glory to Him.
He is like that in every area of our lives! He wants us to take everything to Him, to share everything with Him, to live for Him. And when we do, He just blows our lives wide open with His greatness, with His presence, with His love.
Thank You Jesus for loving me so much!