Guys! I have AWESOME news!!!! Our God is so amazing, and I have got to tell you! I just finished Skyping with my sister, and here's what she told me.
Taylor: my beautiful sister who’s had inexplicable, chronic, and debilitating back pain for a year and a half
Jackie: strong woman of the Lord and speaker at Circa Bible study
Jake: her husband and a strong man of the Lord
Kip: Taylor’s boyfriend
Taylor James: good, encouraging friend
Mike Shen: other friend
Taylor went to a Bible study by Acacia Fellowship in Fayetteville. Here's what happened.
(From Taylor, my sister, Friday July 29, 2011, late a night EST):
AH!! My BACK!!!!!!!! LINDSAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Worship was really good. Then Jackie talked on your heart’s garden and eating love and pooping love, true kindness comes from a grateful heart, etc. Then within 3 min of it being over Jackie walked over to me and I introduced Kip and she asked me to tell her about everything [about my back].
She prayed, then asked where the pain was and she put her hand there and prayed again about how she knew God has a plan, she agrees with His plan, and she knows His power to heal. I prayed silently. Within a few minutes, my back got really hot (it was hot anyways, but her hand’s heat was making it worse). Then she said, “I don’t know about you, but I can feel electricity in my hand. It is in my finger tips.” That feeling lasted the whole time. The electricity feeling went from her whole hand up her wrist to just her pinky and parts of her palm. The sensations on my back cycled from extreme heat to a shocking tingle to cold (like icy hot) to just numb.
Sometimes I could feel her fingers moving, but apparently that was my muscles. She said my muscles were dancing under her hand. It got so bad that they were twitching enough you could see it. Jackie, Kip, Taylor, and Mike Shen saw it. It apparently looked like a creature was crawling under my skin. Jackie said it looked like something from the Matrix. At one point I said, “Right there, it kinda feels like a needle like when you can feel an IV in your arm.” Jackie said, “No way!!! I felt a needle in my wrist!”
She kept praying, and at one point my back got so hot and her prayers got so loud. She was screaming, “Praise to God!” and Jake started to yell and then everyone was yelling praises. It was crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She felt electricity through her hand to my back, and after 40 min of her hand on my back, it was COVERED in sweat when she pulled it away!
Since then, I have had maybe 15 minutes of pain all day. If it comes back, I will praise Him for the relief He has given me in the past and I will call Jackie.
Friends, I am So excited and So happy and So blown away by His power and strength and love! Please celebrate with me! Praise Him! He's so amazing!