Monday, September 1, 2008

#1 - THE DAY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

REMINDER: This will be my last post for awhile, but when I return it will be with post 100. There will be PRIZES and SURPRISES!

Two years ago I sat in class at our church office for our once a month healing school. I eagerly anticipated this class every month, as I was excited to learn more about healing and how to pray for healing, but not this night; I really had not wanted to come. I almost turned around half way there.

The pastor shared a lot that night and as he did the Holy Spirit brought one memory to mind. I dismissed it, but it kept coming back. After the pastor was done he lead us in a corporate prayer and I sobbed the whole way through. He asked if anyone wanted to share and I raised my hand, still unable to speak through the sobs. I did not know what I would say, but I knew that something had just happened in me. I left that night and called a friend and told her I thought something really big happened and I was not sure what it was, but it was going to change my life, my marriage and my mothering. Little did I know how much changed in that two hour class.

I had battled depression since I was a child, but that night when the pastor prayed something settled in my spirit, wounds were released and healing came (although I did not know it at the time). Over the next several months the Lord confirmed my experience through prayer, visions, and prophetic words. I was pregnant at the time with baby three and six months later I delivered my baby girl, Kaira Hope. Shortly after I knew clearly what happened that night in the healing school - I was healed of a life time of depression. I had been in counseling and on medication for almost 20 years. After my second was born I no longer went to counseling, instead I began to be transformed by the renewing of my mind through the Word and after Kaira's birth I no longer needed medication.

During my two previous pregnancies I stopped all medication, but resumed after delivery. The Lord began to speak to me clearly about the depression and the medication and what He had done that night. I was healed! It has been two years since that unforgettable and life-changing day, but the effects will last a lifetime.

Just think what I would have missed if I had not gone that night. Maybe that is the night I learned not to go with my emotions (which has blessed me countless times since then).

I listened to Sara Groves tonight and I wonder what led her to write the following lyrics that sound so familiar to me:

Something changed inside me broke wide open all spilled out
Till I had no doubt that something changed
Never would have believed it till I felt it in my own heart
In the deepest part the healing came




He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24

10 comments:

Mari said...

What an exciting post. I experienced a healing also. Mine was my knee. I went to a meeting hardly able to step on it (I had fallen in water at work that day) We then went to our pastor's new home to prayer walk through it, which again I could barely do. The small group then prayed for my knee - it got very warm and when they were done, I could walk! The pain was gone and it didn't return.

Morning By Morning said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! It is amazing how He can heal anyone!

I LOVE Sara Groves she is such a talented singer!

AtlantaMama said...

POWERFUL! (re-reading this reminds me that we have not talked in a little while... let's catch up soon)

Cindy said...

Good Morning,
I am just checkin back in with you today. Can't wait for you to return.
Continuing to pray for your family.
Blessings, Cindy

Jess said...

oooo - i love this post. i went through deep inner healing to through something through our church...it was really, really scary.

but isn't He worth it!!! and isn't He faithful!!

i loved reading this.

Jesus is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!


love
jess

a woman found said...

That's such an awesome testimony of God's power. Praise Him!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today too. I'm glad you were blessed by what you saw...I hope you'll get to finish watching it later.

Blessings
Sheila

TAMI said...

Praise the Lord. Sometimes His healing comes quickly and sometimes it comes slowly, purposefully, over time. Wondrous is His love for us!!

Cindy said...

Well, I see you have changed your blog design. I hope that means you will soon be joining us again. I am still praying for you and your family.
Blessings, Cindy

Stacey said...

OHHH~ I see you have a new look!!!!
I hope you are getting ready to make a come back?!?!?
(I miss your awesome posts:)
xoxoxox

TAMI said...

Your new blog header is wonderful!!

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