This is the testimony of Shelly Hallmark. I met her in a Safeway grocery store in Tacoma on July 27 2009. I received a word of knowledge about her headaches and we prayed for healing. I talked with her today (8/22/09) and she hasn't had a single headace since we prayed for healing. This is her acount of the story taken from her blog:
I had been having these extreme headaches for awhile, I had gone to the doctor for them and he did not know what was causing them, I tried taking Ibuprofen and Excedrin migraine for them, nothing worked.
The morning before work I was in my quiet time with God, trying to read Matthew 13: The Parable of the Sower, after reading it I was asking God to let his word fall on good soil. (since I didn't feel like I was a good Christian). I was sitting there and my head hurt so bad, I remembered telling God how much my head hurt and I really couldn't pray. (Never occurred to me to ask for healing as I felt like I was not worthy to ask).
When I got to work, I grabbed some Ibuprofen out of my purse and took it, I thought I better get myself a bagel, so this stuff doesn't hurt my tummy. I was standing in line, not talking to anyone, didn't tell anyone of my headache, paid for my stuff and went back to the bakeshop.
I looked up and saw a man standing there wearing a ambulance uniform wanting to talk with me. (I just thought it was a customer who wanting to ask a question). I ask him how can I help him? He said "I'm here to help you get rid of your headaches". My mind started racing, thinking, What? who told this man I had a headache? How is is going to help me? stuff like that. Finally I ask him "Who told you I had a headache?" And he said "God did" He also said God showed him in line of my headaches, and that God loved me and wanted to get rid of my headaches. I burst into tears, That the God of the Universe would care enough about me to send some stranger over to heal me. The man also ask if he could pray with me and I said yes. So we prayed together, after we prayed he gave me this card and told me if my headaches went away could I please blog it.
Well everyone It has been a week and half and no headaches! I have to praise God for loving me. Praise God for healing me, for I know when God heals he heals forever. Praise God for sending this man to heal me. And Thank the man for not only listening to God but obeying Him.
A couple verses come to mind:
In the morning in my prayer time: Romans 8:26-27:
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."
When we feel we are not worthy we can go to Romans 7: 14-24, even Paul did not feel worthy.
"We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin."
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Praise God! Thank you Jesus!
and Mr. Ambulance driver, Thank you again, for Listening and obeying God's voice.