Saturday, January 28, 2012

The healing power of faith

I have seen the power of prayer even more strongly in my life than ever before as of late...

I've had fibroid tumors for years. They run in the family and in years past, I was in pain three weeks out of the month. Over the years they've gotten much better as I worked to dissolve them both physically and spiritually, but when I got all stressed out over the pluming issues, they swelled up and started causing me a lot of pain again. Advil masked the problem, but I was tired of carrying them around. I had another session with the spirit Dr. Peebles who comes through my friend Summer (www.summerbacon.com), and he told me I had been so worried about my health I was creating cancer! My mind went nuts. If I carried on like that and ruined my health, I'd lose everything and have to move back home. I'd disappoint everyone whom I served. I... I paused and stopped the insanity going on in my head. The angels hadn't said I *had* cancer. They said I was creating it. That meant I had a chance to stop my behaviors, stop my mental spin cycle, and take charge of my spirit once ag ain.

I prayed. "Ok God, I get it! I've been giving my spirit over to fears, instead of to You. If I have something to learn through an illness, I'll do it, but in reality I'd rather not. You figure it out. Heal me if you're inclined and if not give me strength. I'm going to just enjoy my life" I proceeded to ditch the worries and get on with life. Instantly I felt much better and felt the nasty vibe leave my aura.

Then the call came. Susan Palmer (www.spirithealeriam.com) is an incredible friend and healer herself. She told me Joan Hunter, a famous healer in the Christian community was in town. I was SO ready for my miracle. I prayed and asked God to gift me with some big healing and proceeded to drive an hour to my first Christian Charismatic church service. It was a lot different than the somber masses I grew up with. The pastor was on keyboards, joined by a guitarist, bass player, and various other musicians. Praise songs were put up on the big screen and everyone sang i their own key. Some people went into a state of spiritual ecstasy and began speaking in tongues. Others cried. Some danced and fell to the floor. It might have looked different on the outside, but when I shut my eyes, I felt my heart swell into infinity as the Presence of God's love responded to these beautifully souls who were fervently calling it in.

Then Joan Hunter proceeded to speak and heal people. You could feel the presence of God pouring through her. Her eyes sparkled with the God glow. Her personality was bright, authentic, and it was obvious she had given herself completely over to God. She didn't yell in a thick southern accent, and she didn't' knock people over as you see on TV. She just quietly put her hands on you and prayed, and the power of God ran through her and created miracles. People got off crutches. Pain and heartache were erased, and with a thirty second prayer, the peace of God flowed through my body, and all but the biggest fibroid was dissolved. Scar tissue from an old injury disappeared and I felt amazing. She made it clear to all that it was God working through her and that anyone else who was willing to let God work through them could do the same.

That is the perfect power of prayer. She walked in total faith that God loved her, loved all, and would work through her. Her statements of prayer were said with the power of God behind them. She wasn't begging God, hoping for God to work, or coming from any sort of fear at all. We can use those principles in our every day life, not just in healing and they work.

Prayer came through again in some mundane details later that week. Insurance is paying for my tile to be re grouted after the leak, but I'm considering paying the difference and upgrading, since this is old tile, hard to match, and I have no spares. I prayed and asked God to make it obvious if that would be the best route, to make all decisions easy, and to send me helpful people. I walked into a tile store and was blown away when the salesman who I talked to 16 months ago, greeted me by name. "Ann! You're back!" I stared at him in disbelief. He remembered my general tastes and after describing my needs, he walked through the store like a man on a mission to one of the lesser expensive but beautiful tiles and said, "You'd like this." I did love it. First try. I took the sample home and it matched everything!

The prayers kept being answered. My pool fence has rusted out and was falling down in certain places. A few weeks ago I prayed. "God tell me who to get to fix this. Thank you." Seemingly unrelated I got the feeling to call a tree trimmer who had popped into my head. He not only did a great job on the trees and gave me a good deal, but without me saying a word, he noticed the pool fence. "I do welding," he said. I can fix that for you next week. Who knew!! Thanks Jesses at ICS! (602-244-1129)! Another prayer answered. I hadn't even asked him. God just put it in his heart to speak up.

Prayer works when have the faith behind it. We have to do our part of course. We can't escape being human. I had to act on guidance to drive to the service, go to the tile store, and call the tree trimmer. But if you can let go of worry, and have a little faith, then life starts to get magical and miraculous. It flows with greater ease. After all God loves God through 7 billion people on the planet, and if we get our small selves and our fears out of the way, this love is allowed to flow through your life as well. I'm working to live more deeply in the presence of that love every day, to have more faith, and to get out of the way! God is going to be pretty busy answering my prayers! That said, the infinite love in the universe has plenty of time to answer yours too!

Give faith a chance!

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