I have a sister, she is most precious to me. She is precious because Jesus is so precious and I have watched His Love grow big, and glowing, and bold in my sister Ann. When anything or anyone comes around to tell Miss Ann that she isn’t big and glowing and bold with Jesus she says “the Devil is a liar!
She says this like a judge in a courtroom , her words echo in any room with authority. I like how her words sound and they are always full of power and truth.
One day I gave her a journal. I said “sister you must write down all that Jesus is doing all around you. You must write it down because it is most wonderful! And you must write it down so when the Devil tries to make you forget or make you think Daddy didn’t do much for you , you will have a book that testifies different. And you can say to any body ,with full assurance, “the devil is a liar”.
Ann took the small black book and wrote that very night. This is what she wrote:
“I learned from Psalm 46 how to trust God more and more.
And I learned to believe what His word says. On May 11, 2016, my mother , Carrie May, fell in her yard and hit her head on something. We all thought that it was just another fall and there wasn’t much to it . But we were wrong. My mom was acting like she was really hurting so we call the ambulance to have her checked out. she was taken to Madison County hospital. As we were in the emergency room we started praying and I asked God to reveal to us what was really causing my Mom to keep falling.
The hospital checked her out and fount out that she had and infection and that her potassium was high. My mom had also stopped talking so the hospital decided to do a CT scan on her head. The scan showed two spots that were between her brain and her skull and these spots were leaking blood. We all got scared . This was definitely not what we wanted to hear. It was not what we believed. So we started to pray again.
My mom was then transported to a larger hospital where they did another CT scan and got the same results. There they said my mom was starting to have seizures and that her blood pressure and blood sugars were too high. I started crying and again began to pray.
As I prayed , God spoke to me and said Ann your mom is healed. God also said “Be Still Ann and Know that I am God”
I believed what God had told me but I wanted to SEE what he had told me!! We all prayed and I kept saying “She’s healed in Jesus name” Everyone around me looked at me as if I was crazy. They thought I was crazy only because they couldn’t see that she was healed just as I couldn’t. They were seeing her at her worst time. I looked with my eyes again and . . .
The crying started again. I knew what god had spoke to me but I wanted to see it with my eyes. God said it again . . . He spoke in my heart and spirit “Don’t worry Ann, She’s healed”. I replied back “you keep telling me this Lord, oh Father God let me see it with my eyes.
Suddenly , my spirit settled, I said to God ” Okay God I hear you” and Hebrews 11:1 filled my mind. I heard as it says “now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ” Suddenly, I was able to keep the faith, even though I wasn’t seeing it. I just had a sudden trust in what God was telling me.
Then I thought of Psalm 37:34 and spoke it to myself “Wait on the Lord and His way and He shall exalt you to inherit the land.” I then thought God was telling me to wait on Him because He is always in control and He alone knows when and what He wnts to do. I said “yes Lord, I will wait on you cause there is really nothing I can do for the Power is in your hands. I thank you today for blessing me to keep trusting and believing in Your Word.”
On Sunday May 15th , I went to church when I really thought I needed to be at the hospital. I went because God spoke to me and said “go on to church , my child, and give me my praises. Know your mom is healed!.
I went on to church, just as God had told me. Pastor Chris and my church family prayed for my mom and Pastor Chris told me that god had touched my mom that very morning. I then began to thank Jesus and give Him all and every praise in me.
After church , I called the hospital and fount out that my mom was healed. I thank you Jesus ! ”
I thank you sister Ann for sharing this fight of faith.
2 Timothy 1: 8 Therefore my sister Ann , do not be ashamed of this testimony of prayer and faith in the Lord Jesus, the Name above every name, but share in suffering for the gospel BY THE POWER OF GOD.