Yesterday (3rd December 2011) we had an all day commitment for the kids … rehearsals … the build up to the annual ballet concert.

Last year we were “newbies” … and we were shell-shocked … this year has been far better … and the organisation has been far more civilised …

I was at the rehearsals yesterday, helping monitor the kids and while there I helped to make a number of “scrunchy” hair pieces.  As I did I chatted to a mum, who mentioned briefly that she was very tired and was suffering from a head ache that was leaving her “fuzzy” headed.

I felt that familiar nudging of the Holy Spirit and so I offered to pray. She agreed, and so I placed my hands on either side of her head, invited the Holy Spirit to come and told the head ache to leave … I prayed for peace … for the “Shalom” of God to come … in the name of Jesus …

We kept chatting, but I left my hand on her back sensing a very gentle anointing …

I asked her how she felt … she responded that she did not feel as “fuzzy” and I recounted a testimony about praying for a girl with two broken legs this time last year, telling her that the girl had stood the following day … the girl had walked unaided in under two weeks, and had joined the cadets within 6 weeks of receiving prayer … which was about the time that the girl was in fact due to get out of the wheel chair … healing can happen in stages …

I then placed my hand back onto her forehead saying I would pray again and as I did another woman turned and asked if it was helping … my friend said it was …

The anointing was not immediate, instant, or “strong” (as I felt it in any case) but I stood in faith that what I was doing would have power … I just  felt a gentle “presence” which could be best described as “peaceful” but even that was barely perceivable … she commented that she had “goose bumps” …

I finished praying sensing that it was “enough” and we got on with the “mummy stuff” that we had to do.

Later, as she was preparing to go home I asked her about the head …

She looked and said “you know what? Its gone! The headache and the fuzziness have gone” and she motioned to a picture across the room and said “earlier today that picture was all fuzzy … now I can see it clearly … that fuzzy feeling has lifted” …

I smiled and said, “yes, sometimes it does ‘lift’ off us like that .. I’m really glad you feel better” … and I retold a story of another mum I had prayed for a couple of years ago that had the same thing happen – the headache and fuzziness had lifted and the night after the prayer the mum had slept really really well … I laughed as I told the story saying that I thought that the good night’s sleep was God showing off … as we spoke she looked at me and said she was getting goose bumps again … I said that she was feeling God, that He loves being talked about, a bit like Tigger, that as we speak about Him He draws close …

And so, I left it at that, her rubbing her “goose bumps” on her arms, and I wished her a lovely night …

A simple story it may be … but it so reflects God’s heart …

I believe a seed has been sown … she has tasted and seen that the Lord is good (Ps 34:8) … she has received His goodness, and she has felt His presence … it was very real for her.

A seed has been planted.  I will enjoy watching as God waters that seed.  It will grow it will grow into something magnificent, something glorious, something good.  I have seen God at work like this before, giving a taste here, touching a person there, loving them on purpose, drawing Him with His loving kindness … and it is such a privilege to watch Him at work like this because …

God is Good!

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