One morning when I was ready to go to work I was seized by...

One morning when I was ready to go to work I was seized by a severe pain in my side. I went straight to bed and called a practitioner, who immediately began to treat me through prayer. The pain grew worse, however, and I made a number of telephone calls to the practitioner, who each time assured me that there was no reason for me to suffer. Finally, late that afternoon there was relief. I felt no pain and was greatly pleased.

Later that night, however, the pain returned. I called the practitioner again. After several hours I realized that I had been thinking to myself, all she needs to do is take the pain away. Just make me feel better. Then I began to change what I was praying for. I wanted to know what I needed to learn.

I was challenged by questions, "Why me?" for example. I teach Sunday School. I support the church. Or there was "Should I go to a doctor?" No! God's healing power was the more direct, beneficial, and smarter way to go—indeed the only way to go.

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Testimony of Healing
One Sunday morning, when I woke up very early, I was unable...
July 14, 1997

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