Last Thursday, my Pastor sent me a text message saying “Call me.” When I called him, he said that his brother Brad was in town and he wanted to meet somewhere and have me pray for his brother’s injured toe. We weren’t far from each other, so about 10 minutes later we met in a parking lot.
My Pastor introduced me to his brother Brad and, after some small talk, we began talking about the injured toe. I don’t remember what Brad said about how it was injured, but the exact location of the pain is at the knuckle of the toe. He has had to put a metal bar in his shoe to keep it from bending…otherwise the toe causes pain.
Because Brad also described Carpal Tunnel-like problems he was having with his wrists, I began by telling Charla’s story of being healed from cancer last year. I did this because though we rebuked Charla’s cancer during the prayer, other areas of her body started healing at the same time….things we weren’t praying for. This was an incredible faith-builder for me and I love repeating the story.
My Pastor pulled his son Elliott out of the car and the four of us began praying. If you’ve read this blog before, you know the story: We rebuked whatever was causing pain and discomfort and we declared healing in the name of Jesus.
Let’s test it out. How do your wrists feel?
Well, they weren’t hurting immediately before…it’s kind of a sporadic thing.
Then let’s test the toe.
Brad began moving his foot around. We were waiting for Brad to say something. He continued moving the foot and the toe.
That’s funny; I can’t get it to hurt.
I started giggling. Thank you Jesus, for EVERYTHING you paid for on that cross! May I never grow complacent about healed thumbs, toes, emotions, or cancer!