Here is a testimony that’s a couple of years old now but still one of my favorites – it speaks volumes of the goodness of God to all creation and the power of a thankful heart postured towards the Lord.
While I was in my first year of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry myself and two friends went to our local grocery store WinCo one Saturday morning. We went specifically with the idea to pray for people. We wandered around the store for about an hour and a half and had some great conversations and really encouraged and blessed a few people. We saw quite a few miracles, we saw someone healed of migraines, a man with arthritis have pain leave and freedom of movement come back and a few other things too. However there was one miracle that has stuck with me to this day.
We bumped into an elderly woman in one of the aisle’s who was in an electric wheelchair doing some shopping, the reason we got speaking to her was she obviously wanted to take something of the shelf and couldn’t because she couldn’t move even her hands properly, they were pretty much fused where they were. As we got talking to her it transpired her daughter who was shopping with her and run off to another aisle to grab something and she was left waiting for her to get back. It turns out she had osteoporosis and was in excruciating pain 24/7 from head to toe if she moved in the slightest and quite substantial pain even when she didn’t. We asked her what her name was and if we could pray (forgive me but I’ve since forgotten her name), she said she would love prayer but wasn’t sure if it was OK as we were Christians and she was a Jehovah’s Witness. We simply asked her what harm it could do and this seemed to be a good enough answer for her! haha
I prayed for her for at most about a minute, I just asked all pain and immobility to leave her body and for Jesus to get His full reward in her life. My friend then prayed for about 30 seconds more and we asked her to check it out. She was about half way through saying she didn’t notice any difference when I pointed out she was moving her left hand around. She instantly was shocked but then started to tell me how she wasn’t completely healed. I asked her if she’d try thanking Jesus for what He HAD done so far and watch Him finish the job off. She started to thank God for having more range of motion and when we got her to check herself out she had way more range of motion being able to move both her arms, as well as this the pain which had been a 10 out of 10 was now starting to subside. We told her to keep thanking God and as she did we saw her get better and better until eventually she was out the wheelchair and pain-free bounding up and down the aisle.
It was good. At this point her daughter showed up and was definitely a bit surprised! We had a great opportunity to share with them about the goodness of God and how it was Jesus’ had healed her not anything we could do ourselves. This was why her thanking Jesus had brought about the healing.
They asked if they could come to Bethel that Sunday and we gave them full details for when they should come along and how to get there.
Isn’t God good?