Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Healing and restoration are not gifts that God gives to His favorites but they are gifts given to all creation and all we have to do is reach out and receive it. I have to say this to myself even when I have a hard time believing it, because of watching what my mom has gone through for years. Yet He never stops proving Himself faithful no matter what, even when I don’t understand…
Watching God heal
Fea was found in a trash bag in the middle of a field when she was only a couple of weeks old; she is now 3. She has cerebral palsy because she was deprived of air for who knows how long.She is constantly drooling and can’t form any words. She has little to no control over her bodily functions. She can barely hold her head up, her arms are constantly folded in toward her body and her hands stay clenched in a fist; she doesn’t have control over her fingers.One of her legs is about 5 inches longer than the other one, her feet are turned over in a way and she is not able to put her feet flat on the ground.We knew that because of our faith God would heal her. She is His, she is His child, she is His daughter, His bride, His beloved. He gave her a voice and He wants her to use it! He wants her to be able to run, jump, skip, play with the other kids.We brought her into the house where the volunteers live. We began to pray over her. Prayed for healing, for strength. It was so encouraging because I would be hearing a word from the Lord and then someone else would be getting the same word. It was like God kept confirming,“See Kristen, I am speaking to you, you ARE hearing MY VOICE, continue to listen”We all had our eyes closed praying to God and then he just told me:“You are asking for a miracle, yet you close your eyes, OPEN your EYES and WATCH me work! Believe that you are going to SEE it Happen!”
With this we all opened our eyes we waited knowing that God was going to show us something, we were going to watch Him work. And with that we saw that leg that was about 5 inches shorter than the other GROW until it was the length of the longer one! PRAISE THE LORD!
Side note: The whole time we had been praying Fea had not drooled one time! Her usual never ending pool of drool was completely dry.
The praying continued. Soon she began saying our names! This child had NEVER spoken a single word in her whole LIFE! There was a carpet on the floor (it had animals on it), she began pointing to the animals and saying what they were… “Elephant, Lion, Giraffe” What! She knows animal names!!
Her arm muscles began to loosen and little by little they fell to her side. Her fingers became unclenched and she began grabbing things around her.
We wanted her to WALK. We wanted her to RUN! Prayer prayer prayer. And then God said:“Why are you waiting to see some drastic transformation in her body before you let her try? You say you have the faith that I have healed her, yet you aren’t letting her up to actually try and walk. If you truly believe she is healed then have her WALK, give her room to WALK. You are waiting to see before you actually believe! Believe she is HEALED! Believe it enough to TEST IT!”
Moment of truth. We all backed away from her. She had NEVER walked before. She can barely crawl. She was on her knees hobbling from one person to the next, trying to grab hold of her. She was going from person to person trying to get someone to hold her.And then it dawned on me. What would I feel like if I had never walked, never talked, never crawled, never been able to do anything in my short life and these strange women were proclaiming things over me and telling me that I can walk! Would I believe them? Probably not.Then I realized she needed truth spoken into her. I looked in her eyes and began telling her YOU ARE LOVED, You are Gods DAUGHER, You are BELOVED, You have an INHERITANCE in heaven, He wants you to WALK, He wants you to SPEAK, he has a plan for YOU, you have a STORY to tell! Over an over! Do you know you can walk Fea? Do you know God Loves you? Do you know Jesus DIED for YOU!
She lifted her arms, looked to the sky and said “Amen!”
It was time to take her outside. God wanted us to TEACH her how to walk. Standing behind her, I barely touched her with my fingertips. The kind of trick your dad plays on you when you learn how to ride a bike, you think he is holding on but really he has already let go and you are riding on your own. She started with little steps, slow and cautious. Then little by little it got faster. Her little steps became a run. I was still afraid to let completely go of her. I didn’t want her to fall on her face. Again the Lord calmed my nerves.
“Kristen, let her go. Do you believe she is really walking? ‘yes’ Then let her walk, let her run’ ‘but what if she falls?’ ‘Did you fall when you learned to walk? She will be OK, She will get up and she will walk again. Even if she falls it doesn’t mean she is not healed” ‘ok God, ok, you have her.’
PRAISE THE LORD! That little girl was a moving like never before. I looked at her “FEA Jesus healed you!! Jesus LOVES YOU!” She started jumping up and down and screaming sweet praises.
Two of her orphanage brothers that had watched her grow up came over and were in awe! “How, what, when, Fea? Did Jesus do that?” One boy told the other “See I told you God was real!” They then asked “Does God only do miracles at night?” sweet sweet boys! They both accepted Christ in that moment!
Fea’s story will be told all over the world! And every single day she will continue to get stronger and stronger. Praise God for his daughter!
Thank you for sharing this story. Oh that we might all have the faith to WATCH God heal.
A number of years ago I had a very VIVID dream: I was in the mall at a department store in the clothing section. There were clothes on circular racks and a mom with 4 children were shopping.
One of her children (Susie) was in a special wheelchair for her extreme disability – cerebral palsy. Little Suzy’s body was all contorted, she drooled and could not speak. In the dream God told me to approach them. I did.
I said “hello” to the family and then looked at Susie. “Hi sweetie…” I started talking to her, her little siblings and her mom. Then the Lord said “pray for her”.
I looked at Susie’z mom and said gently “do you mind if I pray for Susie”? Mom had the nervous look of “oh no, what is this”? as she was looking side to side as if to find someone to rescue her.
Nervously she said “sure” as her body was showing her anxiety. I had the feeling that she had no relationship with Jesus and that this was very awkward for her.
I began to gently and quietly pray as I laid my hands on precious Susie. In a short moment, Susie’s face began to loose it’s rigidity and snarled look. HER LITTLE SISTERS AND BROTHER LOUDLY WITH GREAT AMAZEMENT CALLED OUT HER NAME AS THEY REACHED OUT TO HER “SUSIE, SUSIE, LOOK AT YOU… OH SUSIE…” In their astonishment, they could not believe what their eyes and hands were beholding.
Susie’s hands began to relax and open up from their previous clenched and distorted fists. Her body was now free from her prison.
Her drool ceased as she sat upright in her chair for the first time in her life. Her mom was incredulous!
I looked at mom and the children and remember very precisely saying “THIS IS NOT ME DOING THIS. JESUS IS DOING THIS TO YOU SUSIE…” I continued telling them that God was doing the healing, and that I was just doing the praying.
They were CRYING WITH JOY AND JUMPING UP AND DOWN with amazement…
…as I slipped away to a rack of clothes across the room. They didn’t even see me go. I peered through the rack like when I was a child (and used to get in trouble playing in all those hanging clothes)!
As I watched in wonder and great joy, Susie’s mom looked for me to no avail. She briefly looked around the room as if to say “where did he go and vanish w/o us seeing him leave”?
But her joy for her daughter grabbed her attention as she and all of her children were experiencing the greatest joy of their lives as they focused on their little Susie’s new freedom.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR 15 YEARS!
God is looking for a NAMESLESS and FACELESS GENERATION – you!
If you are reading this, I’m asking you to please pray for me that God would use me and that I would be entrusted with his gifts to lay my hands on people and see the manifestation of God’s great healing power.
Kristen, thank you for sharing this with us. Oh, how I long for the day… Bless you. If you read this, I’d love to communicate with you at [email protected].
God bless you all and may we all walk humbly with what He has given us.
God is so AWESOME! Thank you for the encouragement.
Yeeesssss! So great.
Praise God! Thanks for sharing this testimony, Kristen!
Seth, I’ll be joining you and Karen in praying for your daughter.
Praise God! His works are definitely amazing!
Wow! Thank you Jesus! Beautiful.