Hi! I am so excited to be here. When Alissa asked me to come share my story I was thrilled, it is by far my favorite story to share. Let me tell you why…
“The holy spirit doesn’t move like it used to”
“We don’t see healings anymore”
“God couldn’t use me”
We hear things like this all the time. Luckily, all of these statements are false. I know they are false because my life itself is a testimony to the exact opposite of all three statements.
I have heard the Holy Spirit speak and have been overwhelmed by the presence of His spirit. I have been healed. And little ol me has been used for the good of God.
I never thought I was worthy of any of this. I grew up having no relationship and definitely was not worthy of even walking in God’s presence. But to Him, none of that mattered. God has a plan for my life and although I have no clue where He plans to take me, I know I will be used tremendously.
It all started on an altar where I laid weeping and gave my life to the Lord. I was moved by the Holy Spirit that night in a way I can’t describe. He is still present.
Only a few short months later my husband, boyfriend at the time, felt a tug on his heart and told me I needed to be prayed over.
You see, for years I had issues with my heart. I had seen a few cardiologists who had diagnosed numerous small problems with my heart but they could not find the root of it all. All we knew is that my ECG’s looked like one of a brittle old woman. At 19, this was terrifying.
So, we prayed. Nothing profound seemed to happen. Light did not shine down from the heavens. The earth did not shake. But the next day, in complete faith, I walked into my cardiologist’s office and demanded an ECG. To everyone’s surprise, except my own, the ECG came back clean. They ran it again and passed it on to other cardiologists. No one could explain it. I knew I was healed. I let them know I was healed. It is a lie that God is not still moving and healing. I have the ECG to prove it.
Until I was 19, I did not walk with God. I never really thought I would. But here I am; a living testimony of His grace and mercy.
So what do we do with the false statements? The false beliefs that I started off with? We prove them wrong. We continue to walk with Him, let Him cover us in truth and we share our story.
God is good. He is here and He is moving.