Saturday, February 19, 2011

suddenly

something really weird happened to me on thursday night after the roadshow. josey and i didn't bring our jackets inside the arena because we didn't want to carry them around with us during the show. we should have realized this was a poor decision once we stepped outside our jeep. it was so cold. but no, we went without them. after the show, we knew it was going to be a miserable walk to the jeep. during the show it got colder, not to mention that it started snowing and blowing too. i haven't run that fast in a very long time. thankfully we found the jeep right away, and my key worked. it's been known to not work in the past, so i was concerned that this could be one of those time. thank God it wasn't.

once inside the jeep, and our jackets, hats, and gloves, we warmed up fairly quickly. i think running helped, along with heated seats. i let the temp inside the jeep warm up before heading out to avoid shaking while driving. it took only a few minutes to get to our hotel, but by the time i pulled into the driveway, the fingers on my left hand started to turn numb. i could pinch and squeeze them and felt little or nothing. my first thought was frostbite, but i didn't think i was outside long enough for that to have happened. by the time i got inside the motel, they were completely numb. i pulled off my gloves and saw that my ring and pointer fingers on my left hand were turning white. very quickly. it was almost as if they were losing circulation. in the room i watched them turn even whiter as i rubbed them. they were still numb and also felt cold to the touch. but my hands and other fingers were warm. i thought maybe if i ran them under warm water they would "thaw"out. because it didn't hurt when i did that, i didn't think it was frostbite. they just turned whiter and got colder. from the 2nd knuckle to the tips. josey was watching this all happen, so we were both starting to worry.

as i continued to watch my fingers grow whiter by the second, i almost expected them to start turning blue. josey must have too, because he asked if they were. they weren't but i don't think they could have gotten any whiter than they now were. i was really beginning to worry. i then thought that maybe they were losing circulation, so i started to shake my left hand to get the blood flowing to my fingertips. i noticed that just the tips from the first knuckle were now the only part that was white, but the rest of my hands and fingers were pale pink and the fingers still numb. i seriously imagined them turning black and falling off. that's when josey prayed "in Jesus' name, be healed!"  instantly, in front of our eyes, they suddenly turned a normal color, all feeling returned, and they no longer felt cold. and i mean SUDDENLY. hallelujah & thank You God! 

it was a weird experience, but it was also neat to see the healing take place right before our eyes. God is so wonderfully good!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

suddenly

something really weird happened to me on thursday night after the roadshow. josey and i didn't bring our jackets inside the arena because we didn't want to carry them around with us during the show. we should have realized this was a poor decision once we stepped outside our jeep. it was so cold. but no, we went without them. after the show, we knew it was going to be a miserable walk to the jeep. during the show it got colder, not to mention that it started snowing and blowing too. i haven't run that fast in a very long time. thankfully we found the jeep right away, and my key worked. it's been known to not work in the past, so i was concerned that this could be one of those time. thank God it wasn't.

once inside the jeep, and our jackets, hats, and gloves, we warmed up fairly quickly. i think running helped, along with heated seats. i let the temp inside the jeep warm up before heading out to avoid shaking while driving. it took only a few minutes to get to our hotel, but by the time i pulled into the driveway, the fingers on my left hand started to turn numb. i could pinch and squeeze them and felt little or nothing. my first thought was frostbite, but i didn't think i was outside long enough for that to have happened. by the time i got inside the motel, they were completely numb. i pulled off my gloves and saw that my ring and pointer fingers on my left hand were turning white. very quickly. it was almost as if they were losing circulation. in the room i watched them turn even whiter as i rubbed them. they were still numb and also felt cold to the touch. but my hands and other fingers were warm. i thought maybe if i ran them under warm water they would "thaw"out. because it didn't hurt when i did that, i didn't think it was frostbite. they just turned whiter and got colder. from the 2nd knuckle to the tips. josey was watching this all happen, so we were both starting to worry.

as i continued to watch my fingers grow whiter by the second, i almost expected them to start turning blue. josey must have too, because he asked if they were. they weren't but i don't think they could have gotten any whiter than they now were. i was really beginning to worry. i then thought that maybe they were losing circulation, so i started to shake my left hand to get the blood flowing to my fingertips. i noticed that just the tips from the first knuckle were now the only part that was white, but the rest of my hands and fingers were pale pink and the fingers still numb. i seriously imagined them turning black and falling off. that's when josey prayed "in Jesus' name, be healed!"  instantly, in front of our eyes, they suddenly turned a normal color, all feeling returned, and they no longer felt cold. and i mean SUDDENLY. hallelujah & thank You God! 

it was a weird experience, but it was also neat to see the healing take place right before our eyes. God is so wonderfully good!

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