Mysterious Headaches

by Jean Holland @brideguide77

Attending a conference with a dear friend was exciting enough to get my adrenaline pumping. The weekend I had anticipated for months was upon me. We were scheduled to leave before dawn on Thursday, drive eight hours, and attend a banquet for pastors’ wives that night. At last I was going to have one-on-one time with my mentor and friend, Edna Ellison.

She shocked me a few days earlier by offering to share a few minutes of her time at the podium. Who am I to stand next to her? I was content to be her chauffeur and valet and whatever she needed. But to share the platform with her, that’s big stuff.

The timing was perfect. The material for a five week, fifty-page book challenge was fresh on my mind, since I had just completed it the weekend before. I was eager to tell the world about it, but there was a glitch.  Headaches. Massive headaches. Fall to the floor headaches.

On Monday my doctor insisted on running tests, stating he never heard of the kind of headaches I described. They felt like I had been hit in the head with an ax but left within seconds or minutes. I told him I didn’t have time for his unnecessary tests. If he didn’t know what it was, I knew I was not fighting a medical condition.

My prayer teams were called into action, and the headaches were gone. I had a wonderful weekend making new friends and spending time with my mentor.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms… And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:12, 18 NIV

Y’all, we are in a battle for our lives and the lives of our families. Is it any wonder the enemy of our souls did not want me to speak for even a few minutes at a conference? He does not play fair. We need to stay alert to his strategy. I need prayer. You need prayer. All God’s children need prayer. I am thankful for prayer warriors all over the world lifting one another up to the throne of grace, in good times and bad.

Prayer strikes the winning blow, because it acknowledges our dependency on God.

So humble yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.                                                                                                                                                         James 4:7 NIV

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Mysterious Headaches and the power of prayer from Jean Holland,  @BrideGuide77, on @AriseDailyDevo (Click to Tweet)

Jean HollandAbout the author: Jean Holland has written and taught local and international Bible studies for children, youth, and adults to encourage the Bride of Christ to triumph through turbulent times. She has two books in the hands of an editor awaiting publication, The Rising Bride, A Wakeup Call for Christians Living in the Last Days, and Special Operations Soldiers: Testimonies of Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

Jean enjoys family camping trips across the USA and Canada in a vintage motor home. Her beloved blog is devoted to heralding the call of our soon coming King. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Join the conversation: How has prayer been answered for you when in battle against the enemy?

 

2 thoughts on “Mysterious Headaches

  1. Praise God that He hears our prayers and through them we have the power to overcome the enemy. Love your words and your heart Jean. Thanks for sharing.

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