Saturday, February 05, 2011

Spinal is not final!

A few months ago, one of our Celebration members, Bonnie, received a phone call from her young adult daughter, Tasha, who was in the hospital in her hometown in Illinois.  Tasha was in the hospital receiving tests for pain and numbness she was experiencing.  The tests included a spinal tap.  After extensive testing, the doctors came in and told Tasha the news:  "You have MS."

As you can imagine Tasha and her family were just crushed to receive this report from the doctor.  But we chose to continue to believe God's report for her.  We didn't give up or give in one bit upon hearing the news.  That night at CC prayer meeting after we received the news we were pressing in and believing for miracles and God put a word in my spirit concerning Tasha, saying, "Spinal is not final."  That was the word.  And I went over to Bonnie and shared the word with her and  said, "The results of the spinal tap aren't final.  We need to press in, because the report of the Lord is coming!"  

I can't remember how many days or weeks passed... it's all sort of a blur now but not many days or weeks later the doctors came back with another report -- they cannot explain it, but this young lady DOES NOT have MS now!  The results of that spinal tap were NOT the determining factor in her life.

I write this today to simply encourage anyone reading this to keep pressing in prayer for whatever you are believing for.

Don't give up on your health or someone else's.
Don't give up on the hope for a better marriage.
Don't give up on your children.
Don't give up on your God-given desires.
Don't give up on  your dreams.

PRESS ON AND PRESS IN!!!

What is faith really?  It's simply believing what God says  more than anyone or anything else.

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