Morning all, I’ve been reminded and encouraged from reading recent posts by other Christian Bloggers of the power of our testimonies so I thought today I would join in #TestimonyTuesday. I’m hoping some of the friends I’ve made on WordPress will share their testimonies on #TestimonyTuesday too.
This is my testimony of a time when I was not only physically healed by God, but also a testimony of the Lord preparing me for what happened by giving me a Word of Wisdom in advance. The Providence of God.
My healing happened during an Alpha course and to be entirely honest I wasn’t expecting it. For those who are not familiar with Alpha – it is a course for people wanting to find out more about the Christian faith. It wasn’t a healing service and I wasn’t there specifically for healing but the opportunity arose and I responded. It just so happened that one of the leaders on the course also had a healing ministry.
To set the scene, I had been in a car accident a week or two before the meeting. Our car had been written off and I had whiplash and a crushing injury to my chest from the impact and from the air bag which had been inflated in the accident. I was in pain in my neck and chest and having physio as my movement was restricted.
The amazing thing about the car accident was that the Lord had already given me a word of Wisdom from a friend about what to do in such an accident. It was a head on collision but I had remembered my friend explaining to me (she had recently been involved in a bad car accident) that it was better to hit another car head on (the bonnet is longer and designed to take the impact) rather than swerve and then the other car hits your passenger door and badly injures your passenger. This was exactly the situation I found myself in not long after that conversation. God was already ahead of me and preparing me.
I had been driving home after collecting my daughters from school when another car drove across the road at speed straight in front of us. We couldn’t avoid hitting it but instead of following my natural instinct to swerve, I remembered my friend’s advice and told my children to brace for impact and we hit the other car head on. The impact was very severe but fortunately, the front of the car took the brunt of it. The air bags protected us. Although, we were all injured in the accident it could have been a lot worse. I thank the Lord for His protection.
So as I say, I find myself at this meeting and the leader is talking about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and asking if anyone present needs healing. I put my hand up because I was still experiencing a lot of pain in my neck and chest from the impact. The leader laid hands on me and prayed for Jesus to heal me and for all my bones, ligaments and muscles to come into alignment and be healed.
As he prayed for me, I felt my body change and knew instantly that I had been healed. The best way I can describe the feeling is that it felt like someone was inflating a balloon inside my chest. I felt my chest actually expand and the pain in my chest, neck and shoulder instantly disappeared. Praise God it was wonderful and the first time I physically felt the healing power of Jesus for myself in this way.
Praise God that Jesus is our healer and still heals us today. Thank you Lord.