Monday, May 9, 2011

The New Plan

“…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Mark 16:18

A little over a week ago we brought the twins to a special church service where an evangelist with a ministry in deliverance and healing was speaking. Though he was not planning to lay hands and pray for individuals at this particular service, he granted my request (with a brief explanation of the twins condition) by saying, “That’s a big one. Let’s pray.” Just afterward, a friend asked me if LittleR usually “shakes” (he does not) and told me that he was shaking while he was being prayed for.

Ok…what does that mean? It’s difficult to tell when you are talking about a toddler who cannot tell you what he is feeling or what he has experienced. I know that for me, the two times I have experienced healing from having hands laid on me and being prayed for, I felt some sort of power. Can’t really explain it – maybe I would compare it to a feeling of electricity. Unfortunately there is nothing the twins can tell me (at their age) to help me gauge what, if anything, had happened.

As we left church that night it was hard to really feel much either way. It doesn’t take some special speaker at church for God to move and heal, but this was the first time we have had anyone (other than Shawn and I) lay hands on them and pray for healing.


Still, since then, the twins have had the first NORMAL stools of their ENTIRE lives. Even LittleR, who was on amoxicillin for 2 days before and 2 days after and now the Z-Pack for the last 3days, is having normal stools. NORMAL. This is absolutely unheard of for an FPIES (E for Enterocolitis) child. Believe me – we FPIES mommas have more knowledge of poop than you could ever want, AND pictures to prove it!

So…Coincidence? I just don’t believe in coincidence anymore.


After a lot of prayer and discussion we decided that this week we would take the next step in the GAPS healing protocol, but we would NOT modify it for FPIES. We would make a soup with a bunch of vegetables all at once instead of trialing them one at a time. We decided to walk in faith – knowing that there was a chance that we had misread God and would be starting back at step 1 with the protocol. So yesterday I went shopping and bought all the veggies.


I was deep in prayer today and in my quiet time as I was just waiting for the Lord to speak to my heart, I heard some pretty amazing words. “I have delivered you. Now walk into the light.” This is really what I have been waiting to hear for a long time, but was it really God? Was it just my wishful thinking? I just kept praying. I went to some resources on healing and then into my Bible. I found myself led to a passage I had never seen before.

Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. Exodus 23:25

This passage goes on into the details of God’s promise to go ahead of the Israelites and prepare their way. He promised to defeat their enemies and/or make them retreat. God also revealed that he would not do it all in a “single year” but that “little by little” he would “drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.”


So what does this mean to me? What does this say about this journey with LittleM and LittleR? I believe that the still small voice inside my heart today was in fact God talking to me. I believe that he has “delivered” the twins and that he will go “little by little” ahead of us in each step that we take – preparing the way – granting “his blessing [on their] food and water” – walking them into their promise land.


God has spoken to me many times and in many ways about a light at the end of this tunnel. The only thing we can do now is to walk in faith – into the light.


  1. wooo hooo! Please tell me those are not 'Cal' organic because they came from California LOL
    What a great picture. wow. can't wait to hear more!

  2. lol - yes I imagine that is exactly what that means...yup Bakersfield, California! Hopefully soon we will be up and running with local veggies, but our growing season is really just getting here! We are at 3 hours now since they had the soup and NOTHING!!!

  3. Yippee this is so incredible!! Happy, Happy Tears!!


  4. A-mazing!! And I love the picture too...and the irony in your California veggies!! ;)