A month ago I had asked if anyone knew of a chiropractor in the area for me to see? I had a traumatic experience years ago and never felt that I would use that kind of practice as an option for my health. In fact, it was a fear I buried but never realized the extent of the fear it was until a few months ago, when I felt like God was wanting me to overcome this fear. I put it off for an entire month and literally did not loose any weight. I plateaued the month of December, actually gaining 6 pounds. I was very discouraged because I didn't meet my weight goal to loose 75 pounds by my birthday! I reevaluated my goals for 2018, created new ones and decided that I was not going to give up! I am thankful for what God is doing in my life and I don't want to take it for granted.
I called one of the chiropractors that had been suggested and set my appointment. Wednesday came and I could NOT believe how fearful I was. Unfortunately, I was completely focused on "ME" and "MY PROGRESS" instead of trusting God at His WORD. ALL I kept thinking was, "What if she hurts my back and I regress, or worse go back to the excruciating pain I endured for 5 years?" YES, I was making a mountain out of a mole hill but didn't care! I literally felt like I was going to puke walking into the office. I felt like I was going to pass out and surely felt like my blood pressure was going to spike and then create a concern. I asked a few people to pray for me and I started to calm down. I met with the chiropractor and told her my history. I explained I was walking out a healing but that I pulled my hip out inadvertently a few months ago playing volleyball, naturally creating pain in my lower back. I explained how I do stretches every day to help my lower back and hip. She asked me to show her the stretches, so I did. I had to stand up so she could see my posture, she asked me to bend over so she could see my spine. When she asked me to bend over carefully as far as I could go, I went all the way down and touched my toes. SHE was impressed! Then she asked me to move several different ways and I obeyed each command easily. She felt my hips and did a few other things and finally asked me to sit down. I began to get nervous again because I assumed the adjustment was coming! But, what she said I couldn't believe. She said I didn't need an adjustment! (in my mind I was already asking why but before I could get it to come out she continued) She said she was impressed with my posture and loved my hip placement. She said as I loose weight I may need adjusted but right now there was no need. She explained how the stretches must be helping. I told her a year ago I couldn't walk 5 minutes much less do all the bends and things she asked me to do! I finished my appointment and I left. THATS IT!
Seriously, God knew ahead of time that HE was going to heal my back by aligning my spine perfectly & placing discs exactly where they need to be. He has been my ULTIMATE PHYSICAN. HE KNEW I would not need adjusted. HE KNEW that HE was protecting me.. but HE wanted ME TO SEE!!! Just the simple act of obedience is all HE WANTED!! I continue to get overwhelmed by what MY GOD, MY HEALER, has and is doing!! I think we pray for answers and because our thinking is so finite we can't grasp or fathom the goodness he bestows upon HIS children!!
I did my FRIDAY weigh-in and guess what? I lost 2 pounds!! I have lost 66 pounds on this journey. My desire is to bring Gods name glory while getting healthy and to share that Miracles STILL Happen.
In my bible study right now I am learning that all too often we seek the Gift Giver's hand verses the Gift Giver, HIMSELF. We want the answered prayers, but fail to spend the time building the relationship that He desires to have with us. We miss the importance of God being the gift himself. When we are waiting for answered prayers we don't have to miss out on the most important thing, which is to experience God and His presence.
Speaking of MIRACLES... Lyv & I are waiting on ONE as we wait to see if we will get enough money for ISRAEL!! THE MONEY IS DUE MONDAY!! We are believing that God will use those who want to help us to provide for this trip. As a reminder if you are feeling lead to help, in any amount, we would be so grateful for your donation!? You can go to the link I have provided and pay via paypal! For those who have already donated, we appreciate you and Thank YOU so much!!