The nose that could not smell (Late 2008)

I was at the hairdresser and I was told by the owner that she could not smell smells.

I felt God prompt me to pray for her healing – that she should be able to smell all the lovely smells there were to be smelt.

I offered to pray for her and she said “yes” although in the same breadth she said she did not believe in any of this sort of thing.

I stood in the front section of the shop.  It was winter and it was dark outside.  I was the last in the shop so all the other hairdressers all lined up to watch what I was doing, which made me feel very self conscience (highlighted in the bright shop window with people passing by on the street looking in with about 10 hairdressers all lined up to watch, praying for someone who did not believe it would work, but who was willing to let me pray for her – I felt intimidated by her, her attitude and the people).

I placed my hand on her and prayed for healing – I prayed that she would smell the fragrances of Heaven and that she was to be totally well.

I felt nothing, no anointing, nothing.  She said she felt nothing at all as well.

I was so embarrassed but I kept it light and went home that night and cried in the kitchen and said to my husband A that it was all too hard, that I just wanted to give up stopping for the one – taking the steps of faith was hard and I couldn’t do it anymore … I’d had enough.

A said that he felt that it was just a step for her in her walk towards God – which encouraged me somewhat, but I still felt lousy and angry at God for “making a fool of me”.

I felt responsible that she felt nothing and that nothing had happened.  I felt like an idiot knowing that I had to go back there for haircuts in the future.  At the time I tried to shrug it off, and chose to keep stepping out to pray for people … and I kept going to the same hairdresser for my hair cuts – even so I felt ashamed and hoped I would not see her again.  Needless to say I did not mention the night to my usual hairdresser.

Well about 6 months later – I had resolved to keep pressing in and praying for others – and the girl I had prayed for saw me and said she had been wanting to see me for ages … she said for the last 6 moths she had been smelling things that she had never smelt before, and that she kept telling my particular hairdresser “can you smell that, I can smell that I could not smell that before, I can smell things I could not smell before”.

I was shocked … and so glad I had kept going … and here the encouragement was 6 months after the event.  It was an early lesson I had to learn that I am not responsible for the outcome …  that whether they or I feel the anointing, the presence of God, while nice and reassuring it is not necessary – God moves as he chooses, reveals as He chooses and regardless continues to show that …

God is Good!



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6 thoughts on “The nose that could not smell (Late 2008)

  1. Reblogged this on God is Good and commented:

    While this was not the first time I had stopped and prayed for someone, it was a critical point of the journey … I was so ready to give up!
    It took 6 months to find out what had truly happened and thank goodness I had kept on going, and trusting God.
    This girl has since gone on a journey…
    She is the owner of the hairdresser I used to go to, and the last time I saw her was last November when she said to me … “every time I get around you I want to cry” to which I responded that she was feeling God and His love for her … because I can tell you the last time I saw her I was stressed, tired and overwhelmed by life myself so it sure wasn’t me … or anything contrived by me …
    I replied that she felt Him every time because she was special and very very loved by Him to which the tears poured down her face … God would touch her over and over and over again each time I saw her over the years which so clearly shows that if we will just “be real” and “do life” they will see the light through and in us purely because … God is Good!

  2. God is so good! He does what is needed when we are obedient to do as he asks. Thanks for sharing and reflagging. It is good to read your post! Blessings!

  3. Hi Pure Glory – thank you for commenting. Could I ask a very big favour … a number of years ago, before I got sick, I felt that God asked me to write a book which included my stories as examples … at that time I had to say “no” to all work too so my income stopped … as someone that has “walked” with me with many stories ,… would you give me feed back on what you particularly liked as stories of testimonies? …. many blessings God is Good!

  4. I’m excited, encouraged and just amazed by your stories! God is SO good and faithful. You stepping out in faith and obedience is all God requires from us and he’ll take care of the rest. As a Canadian living in Melbourne purely because God said so a year ago, your stories just fill my soul and remind me how amazing he is.

    Thank you!!!!

    1. Hi there! Thank you so much for your comment! You sure do know about stepping out in faith travelling around the globe in obedience. Perhaps you will share a little more of your story? Blessings, God is Good!

      1. I’m not sure how I missed this comment so long ago! 🙂 Thanks for responding!

        My story in a nutshell (also on my blog) is that in March 2014, God laid on my heart the country of Australia. There wasn’t anything solid that he was calling me here for (employment etc. ) but I sold everything, packed my bags and arrived here September 2014. He confirmed that this was the right step SO many times over in the most ridiculous ways! So I’ve spent the last 15 months trying to figure out what he has for me here and it has been the most trying but exciting time of my life.

        Your blog is refreshing and uplifiting! I love reading your stories 🙂

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