Posted by AnthonyAlex

I know that in the Old Testament memorials were made at significant times in peoples lives. As of right now, I haven't really studied it or anything, I just remember it from preaching, etc... That is going to be a goal of mine, though. The reason I am bringing this up is because a year and almost five months ago Elijah had his first seizure. It was probably the scariest thing in the world for me. I have been blessed to be a part of a pretty healthy family. I was always thankful that Madison had never even had an ear infection. For some reason that always meant a lot to me. Maybe it was because Bro. Wilbanks prayed for her health at her baby dedication. I know he prayed about other things, as well, but, that has always stood out in my mind. She did have a cold or two and strep a few times, but that was as bad as it got. Isn't God great! So, when Elijah came, I expected the same thing. On a few occasions, I even thought when I saw someone who's child had health problems, that I was so glad I didn't have to deal with that. I couldn't even imagine what it would be like as a mother to go through some of the things people are faced with. But now, I have a small taste of that feeling. In mid-September 2006, during that first seizure, I had no idea what to do. My mom and I were crying out to God, laying hands on him, and panicking all at the same time. There was even a space of time that I really thought I may be loosing a child. I was preparing myself, in my mind, all in about the space of a few seconds probably, and I knew in that moment that God was in control and He would help me through even the toughest of situations. Thankfully, it didn't come to that conclusion. Have you ever had a terrible fear that you would be put in a certain situation (you fill in the blank) and not react the way that God would want you to because of that fear or lack of knowledge? I am reminded of a sermon preached at our church by Bro. Mark Morgan. I think the message was titled "His Grace Is Sufficient For Thee." If that's not the title, it was one of his main points. In it he told the story of a missionary overseas that caught a bullet with his teeth when fired upon by a gunman. That is one of the main things I remember from his message because I felt like God was speaking to me and telling me that He will take care of me in the most difficult of times, not to worry about what lies ahead. God proved himself to me that day and many times over since then. Even in that instance when I thought Elijah might die, I knew God was there with me. I am very thankful that Elijah did not die, and in fact, I believe that we have a promise from God that everything is going to be all right. God is going to use Elijah in a very special way and for that I give Him all the praise! This is just the beginning of my story. I want to share other memorials with you soon. I believe God is allowing us to go through this trial for a reason. I also believe that He is bringing us to a certain place in Him that is beyond our wildest imagination. I can see a change in myself, my husband, and in my children. Our faith is increased, our trust in God is greater than it was before, and I am more hungry for Him than I have ever been. I am nowhere near where I need to be, but I am not satisfied with where I am, either. God is totally getting me out of my comfort zone! Sometimes it is scary, but I am really excited about where God is leading me!

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That's awesome Kristy! I really do believe God is taking those of us who are hungry to another level. It's not time to be scared and timid if we want all that God has for us. Just like Ladies prayer the last few Monday nights have gone up a notch or two. Its like His presence was MORE REAL. I believe God is going to use Elijah in a special way too. Sometimes God uses adverse circumstances to break up the fallow ground... and Oh I want to be soft fertile soil for Him to work through... I too am so hungry for more of HIm. Great post. LOVe ya.


I am a believer myself(that God has all power and can heal any problem). I think that God uses doctors to heal sometimes. Each healing is different. What medical steps is your family taking to allow God's healing to take place?