Knowing the ‘Attention-Getters’ When We See Them

by | Feb 22, 2021 | Miracles | 0 comments


Today, we’re sharing part two of Brother Gary Thompson’s testimony of healing. Click here to read part one if you missed it!

Last week, we learned that Brother Gary pulled a neck muscle while working his midnight shift at a grocery store. He knew that if he got anointed at his branch’s fast-and-prayer service, God would heal him. During the prayer meeting, Brother Gary was healed — not of neck pain, but of knee pain he had been dealing with for a while.

Here’s what happened next:

At the end of the fast-and-prayer service, I was anointed for the neck pain and felt better but definitely not 100 percent. I was still fully trusting God would take care of it.

I should stop right here and say that I’ve used IcyHot and pain relievers in the past, and I’m not against medical science when it comes to pain relief.

But this particular time was different.

God was going to take care of this pain, and there was no other option in my mind. I put full trust in the One who created me and saved me.

The rest of the day, I slept and rested, but, by night, I was nowhere near where I needed to be to do my job. I got ready for work and left in pain. While driving there, the evil one was trying to steal my blessing, telling me, “Just put some IcyHot on it.”

I immediately responded: “God, I’m not going to do that. I’m trusting in you, and I know you’re going to take care of this.”

Within moments, the pain was 100 percent gone, and I had the greatest productivity night I ever had at work. I was able to testify to my co-workers of what God had done for me, and they all shared in my joy and were amazed.

A few days after God healed my neck pain, I had an issue with my eyes where it felt like my contact lenses were in the opposite eye. (One is stronger than the other.) It also felt like my blood pressure was through the roof in just my eyes — very strange.

Needless to say, a week later, I found myself once again getting anointed.

When I got home from Church, I noticed both eyes had grown really small styes on the bottom of my eyelids in almost the exact same spot on each eye.

That awkward pain in my eyes was gone, and just a few days later at the following Wednesday MBA meeting, I was able to testify that God had once again healed me. Both the pain and styes were gone.

I’m so unworthy of God’s love and blessings but also so thankful for all He has done for me.

Although my heart is brimming with joy, I also find sadness at the same time.

Yes, I’m so thankful that God deemed it good to perform these miracles for me. The healings and the trying of my faith are both a great blessing to me. But I’m sad at the same time because I know many of you are in dire need of a miracle in your life. I won’t stop praying for all of you, my brothers, sisters and friends.

I once heard it said that all these miracles are just attention-getters, and the greatest miracle is the converting of a soul.

I couldn’t agree more.

I’m so thankful for God getting my attention with these and many other miracles — and, not the least, the miracle of my salvation.

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