The first physical healing I experienced at the Grace Center was during one of your Healing Worship services in February 2016. Though I had no idea who she was, a prayer minister asked to pray for my stomach...how could she have known I was in pain, and procedures from my GI doctor weren't working like they used to? How could she have known I was losing weight, and had to think carefully about everything I ate, still to no avail? It was so humbling how God put my needs on someone else's heart, even that of a complete stranger!!!
My stomach started acting up again this summer, and I can see now some of how God wanted to grow me and teach me lessons through that process. I came to the Day of Healing Prayer on 8/13/2016 desperate...my stomach was hurting so badly that morning I had to step out of the room several times to get away and run to the bathroom. I'm supposed to start a new job soon, and with this pain, I started losing heart.
During my prayer appointment, the prayer minister prayed to loose anything that a spirit might be binding...funny enough, "bound up" is exactly what is wrong with my stomach (a condition called gastroparesis, which literally means "paralyzed stomach," where food just sits there). The other prayer minister also prayed away the spirit of anorexia, another struggle I have had in the past. When they both prayed, I literally could feel my stomach pain loosening...I didn't share my testimony that day because I was still processing what had happened, but wanted to let you know now!
God has put on my heart that I need to keep following Him and the lessons He taught me between these two healings ("See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you." - John 5:14), but also that this healing will be permanent. THANK YOU Grace Center of Charleston for believing that the God of the Bible still does great things today. I had been feeling called to do more with my life for God, but wasn't physically able...thank you for asking God to loose me from what was holding me back.
Follow-up three days later:
I've been realizing more of what this healing means over the past couple of days. I could just cry right now. I didn't realize how much I was struggling until God took it away...I had a productive day today, and little things happened, like getting cleaned up/taking a shower didn't exhaust me or make my stomach hurt!!! I feel like I can handle the stresses of life better/like I'm going to God more with things. Thank you SO MUCH for what you do to invite God to move through the Grace Center.