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I've been for a few weeks now engaged with a great group of ladies in a Bible study. I've never participated in anything exactly like this before. Similar, but with a more focused topic. We're doing Jennifer Rothschild's "Walking By Faith (Lessons Learned in the Dark)". This has been a phenomenally wonderful study and I've already re-discovered a side of me that I'd forgotten about.
Jennifer Rothschild is a beautiful woman, physically and spiritually. At the age of 15 she began losing her eyesight to a disease that had no cure. Today, she is totally blind.
I have for years lived in fear ~ fear of the unknown and fear of change. It's kept me away from people, activities, and events that deep down I wanted to be involved in. I
wouldn't couldn't let the fear go and make that step forward. Even the second meeting of our study was held without me there. I was dressed and ready to go but fear wouldn't let me out the door.
The next week, after many prayers, I forced myself out and attended the study, arriving with what must have been a distressed look on my face. Debbie, the leader of the study asked abut me and I told her. Everything!
Long story made short, they did an annointing right there, right then. As I sat in that chair, with hands-on prayers and love surrounding me, I was literally bathed in a ray of light. I felt the warmth, opened my eyes and found the sunlight from outside being reflected off a car's windshield, shining its way in and illuminating me. A light that pased through three rooms from the outside to ME!
I know I left that day feeling strong and empowered. I knew that God had let His presence be known and it was He who put me in the company of those ladies. I drove away from there to the words on the radio:
"This is where the healing begins.
This is where the healing starts."
I know that fear is not something from God. What is from Him is the power to overcome that fear as long as we walk by faith. Oh, things aren't fully turned around, but I'm moving in that direction. I'm stronger today than I've been in a long while. As long as I can say I feel strong mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, I can handle the bad days of physical pain. And all that brings me great peace.
"My yoke is easy and my burden is light."
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