Friday, Ginelle (my wife) and I are going for a weekend trip to Stillwater, MN. Before you think that’s nice or who cares; let me put this in perspective for you. Twelve years ago, I prayed a dangerous prayed that God honored. I was going nowhere fast. My life was, to say the least, not what God or I wanted it to be. I didn’t want to stand before the Lord knowing that I had not even come close to living up to what he had called me to do. I had failed as a minister, and had a failed marriage. I was OCD to the max. I just called out and said to him “Lord, whatever you have to do to change me, just do it, give me a vision of heaven or hell, just spare my life. Little did I know the journey that would take me on.
I thought I would get some small dream or vision and be able to give a testimony and help others. Then it hit. It was like I had been run over by a truck but was still alive. I became violently sick. I want to point this out: God didn’t make me sick. He allowed this to happen to me because of my prayer. I then realized after a few months why this was happening. It took me by surprise. There were several weeks between the prayer and the event; so, I didn’t connect the two. I then thought “I will have this conquered in six months.” Well ten years plus later, with three times being healed and collapsing shorty after each time, it was finally over.
People ask me what was wrong with me. I had fifteen to twenty things wrong with me at times. I would tell them it was like having arthritis throughout your whole body combined with mono and the stomach flu. It was diagnosed as a very severe case of fibromyalgia with migraine headaches, etc. I would throw up almost every day when I got up because of the pain. I kept working but it was so hard. If I carried a gallon of milk in the house then my arm would hurt for two hours after. It was a nightmare.
The good news was that God through it all was preparing me. I began studying divine healing and standing on the promises and getting super close to him. It was amazing. Revelation began to pour out of me. I give him all the credit and glory.
Then finally, just a few weeks ago, it was over for good. God spoke to my heart and told me that the roots were now deep enough to withstand anything. Of course, I must do my part and keep my eyes on him. Which I plan to do!
So back to Stillwater! Ginelle and I had begun going to Stillwater, MN for a couple of weekend get-a-ways. We really enjoyed relaxing and just begin together there. The last time we were there was September of 2005. That was the last place we enjoyed before the trial. Now we have gone for a day occasionally; sometimes two over the last decade plus but it hasn’t been like it was due to my intense pain. I believe it was harder on Ginelle than me. She had to take care of me. She had to be two people. She was and is AMAZING! I also want to thank my close family friends and church members for doing such kind things for us. There aren’t enough words to say thanks!
We are starting to plan for a longer vacation in the future. That’s been fourteen years since we have had one of those. I am not saying any of this to complain. I have always tried to keep a smile on my face and heart. I am just so thankful to the Lord. He has blessed me with: eternal life; a wonderful wife, kids and grandkids. Now he has given me; a man who failed it seem at everything; a calling to teach the world especially in America about “How to Receive Divine Healing.” To say I am overjoyed is an understatement!!!!!
So, like Arnold Swarzenegger who made the line famous “I’ll be back”- so will we! Stillwater here we come! I have made it full circle. Just thought you might like to know.
And know this whatever you are going through. God can bring you full circle like he did me.
Matthew 19:26- “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” AIN’T IT THE TRUTH!!!!