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standing in the gap


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Have you every stood in the gap for someone? Praying and crying out to God to heal them as you watch them die? I have a cousin who is now 30 years old. When she was 21 years old, she was found walking along side the road naked, out of her mind; within days she was in intensive care fighting for her life.
The doctors had NO idea what was wrong with her. For three months they did every possible test to try to figure it out. As she lay in a coma many family members came to say good bye, including my husband and I. We are not of the same religion, so I tentatively asked if I could pray with her. I was given the OK. I laid my hands on her and prayed from my heart. As I stood there crying and praying, I knew I could not give up on her, I did not care what the doctors said. I could not be at the hospital physically, but I sure could be there spiritually. {the hospital was over an hour from my house, it just was not possible} BUT God, He can DO IT.

I went home and wrote a prayer for my cousin, and sent it to family for them to pray. My cousins mother, was not a person of prayer, I told her she needed to read the prayer and pray it - faithfully and she would see the GRACE of God, like she never saw it before. I prayed that God would use this situation to show this family that He is not only REAL , but He loves them.

The night came when I got the call about 10 pm, the doctors were pulling her life-support plug, there is NO brain activity. Still I did not give up. I stood in the gap, praying for a miracle. At 2 am I got a call - she did NOT DIE. She started to breath on her own. No one expected this - but I knew God was not done with her. She was still in a coma. Still in intensive care. The doctors kept telling my cousins family, not to get their hopes up, there is no chance for a recovery. The intensive unit is the last stop before death, and she was not walking out the door. I told the family to keep praying the prayer I sent them. I am standing in the gap with God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Some were skeptical, remember we are not of the same faith, I had to keep nudging. I was told the prayer made some cry and unable to talk. I told them to read it inside and believe in God's almighty power.

She was in that hospital I think nine or ten months and had close to a million dollars in medical bills. You cannot put a price on life. The hospital threatened to arrest her mother many times if she did not leave the hospital to go home to eat, shower and take a break, {true true true!},. They also kept telling us to say goodbye. There was NO hope.

She walked OUT of that hospital and is my walking talking miracle testimony. She did not walk out "normal" it took a long time for her to learn to walk and talk, and do every day things again. They found out she had encephalitis {spelling} and she is 1 of 3 people who have recovered from it.

But today nine years later, you would never know if you met her. She is so beautiful, vibrant and full of life. Every time we see each other, I call her my walking talking miracle.

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DANA_LEE 10/30/2010 10:53PM

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful testimony!

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CBEVNOW 10/27/2010 9:57PM

    Amen to that and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Caroline

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ECHOBLUE1 10/26/2010 1:55PM

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MZSUD2011 10/26/2010 11:17AM

    Thank God for working that miracle. Thank God for the faith and prayer that you demonstrated to that family. The testimony was awesome.

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FRANANN3 10/25/2010 11:42PM

    GOD is AMAZING!!!.. YOU are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May God Bless You ALL.

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LORETTA24 10/25/2010 9:22AM

    emoticon Praise be to God! God is good all the time! Keep smiling sunshine emoticon and being God's girl. emoticon

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 10/25/2010 1:08AM

    That you Jean! God is still in business, isn't He?

Praising the Lord for His healing touch...Praising You Lord for mercy & Grace

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VISUALLYRICS 10/24/2010 8:26PM

    emoticon JESUS!!!!

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JEWELS571 10/24/2010 7:54PM

    Praide God from whom all blessings flow!

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BIGDAD1211 10/24/2010 7:06PM

    Praise His Holy Name! He is all mighty and all loving and there is nothing He can't do! You are such a prayer warrior. Thank you for the testimony!
In Jesus Name
Greg

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SONICB 10/24/2010 2:31PM

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

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IUHRYTR 10/24/2010 1:29PM

    Quite a testimony to faith and perseverance. Happy for all of you. -- Lou

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WENDYSPARKS 10/24/2010 11:45AM

    WoW!! That was a miracle!! Thank God for prayer!!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 10/24/2010 11:43AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing such a wonderful testimony! Prayer is the most powerful medicine!
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JUSTDUCKY1405 10/24/2010 11:35AM

    Amazing story! Thanks for sharing! Brought tears to my eyes. You are an amazing individual!

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SADOLPHINGIRL 10/24/2010 11:22AM

    Wow, your story has just given me goosebumps all over my body!!!
True inspiration!

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