Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Looking Back

One year ago today, the Lord started us on this beautiful, wonderfully exciting journey to freedom; wholeness, actually.

I had received my copy of A More Excellent Way three weeks prior to this day. I knew immediately upon reading this book that after months and months of searching for answers, we were about to see some serious answers to our cries.

We set out right away to try to get me to Georgia for the For My Life Program. I remember it seemed like everything came against us. My mom and her husband were scheduled for a trip to Europe. (they would be the ones to stay with the children) I knew they would help cover the cost, so that was not an issue. The timing of the tickets, the hotel and the program were not coming together. But the biggest obstacle was leaving the children, we just didn’t have a peace with our options.

My heart sunk. I knew this was what we were supposed to do, but we just couldn’t make it happen. I just didn’t understand why we couldn’t go! I really struggled with anger towards God and accusation towards Him during this time. I was getting worse and all the doors seemed to be closing. ‘Why wouldn’t He let me go?’ “Why would He dangle this in front of me only to yank it away?’ (yes, I now see how heavily I was under the influence of the enemy, the Accuser)

We finally realized that going to GA was not an option right now and decided to pursue the For My Life Online Program.

Little did we know that this was exactly the Lord’s will for our family. Had Brian and I went to GA our family would have missed out on getting this teaching together. The Lord used to it to set our family free, not just Mom and Dad, who in turn would have to come home and hope to share what we had learned with the children, but the whole family.

On May 3, 2010 we started the FML online program. And so began our journey to wholeness. We watched approx. 2-2 1/2 hours a day. This was challenging as we had to work it around Brian’s work, life, a very sick Mama and littles. We watched an hour in the morning before all the littlest were up and in the evening after they went to bed.

I look back with great joy as I remember those three weeks of sitting under amazing teaching straight from the Word of God. It was so good. The weeks were not without their major bumps, but looking back now, it was awesome. We learned, we grew, we REPENTED of so much yuck, we cried (hard) as the scales were peeled away. Those weeks were emotionally draining yet extremely refreshing and exhilarating.

I highly recommend the book A More Excellent Way if you are struggling with health issues in any way. Please, if you have any questions regarding anything to do with the Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion that I struggled with or my healing and deliverance, please, please feel free to ask me! I want nothing more than to see others set free from the oppression of the enemy and to walk in the fullness the Lord has for them.

Oh, to the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to YOU! and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!!


Linda said...

Michelle I am so glad you found this and that you have been helped...and healed!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

cooperkelly4 said...

now that is an anniversary date to celebrate! Rejoicing with you!

Elaine said...

How Awesome. The book looks great!
And speaking of books. THANK YOU so much for the book you sent me. I plan to bless a very dear friend with it!!! You blessed me so much with it and I am so excited to pass the blessing along.

Jenn said...

Celebrating with you my dear, sweet friend! ♥♥♥

Elaine said...

Thank you for the link!! :)
I have to share this with you...
I wanted to win the book to give to a friend and when it arrived I had it all planned out. I wrote her a note and put the book and note in a bag and put it on her porch (as she was not home). She called later and was thrilled! She had never heard of it but read the first chapter before calling me. I told her to keep reading and we would discuss as we go along. Thank you so very much for the book!!! You blessed me and I was able to bless my friend!