Healing at Sonic full story!
So I was dropping off my daughter, Annalisa, at a Sonic on the south end of Norman to stay the weekend with our good friends, the Havens. I had to go to the restroom so I walked up to the Sonic building, hoping for a restroom. As I got to the door one of the Sonic car hop ladies came out to see what I needed. I asked if they had a restroom, and she pointed me to the restrooms on the other side of the building. Suddenly, my neck began to hurt, and I felt like the Lord was speaking to me about a condition in her body, but nature was calling and I had to use the restroom. As I was in the bathroom, I prayed, "OK, Jesus, if this is you, then let me see her when I walk out."
As soon as I left the restroom, I saw the the Sonic car hop lady, but she looked like she was leaving work, getting into her car to go home. I thought, Well, it looks like I missed that one! As I got in my car and was driving off, I saw the lady just sitting in her car with her car door opened.
I drove up behind where she was parked, rolled down the window, and said, "Excuse me, ma'am, do you have a pain in your neck?"
She looked at me kind of funny and said, "Yes, I've been having issues with my neck."
"I know this sounds crazy, but when I saw you earlier, I had this pain come into my neck, and I felt like you had an issue in your neck. Sometimes Jesus speaks to me about conditions in people's body. Is it OK if I pray for you?"
"Sure," she said as she was trying to hide her cigarette.
I got out of the car and told her, "Don't worry about the cigarette. It doesn't bother me, and it doesn't bother Jesus." Then I asked her what was going on and what was the pain level on a scale of 1 to 10. She said she was about 7 level pain all on the right side of her body. I asked her what had happened. She said last week she fell down the stairs, messed up her neck, cracked some ribs, and messed up her arm so much so that she couldn't raise it over her head.
"Great," I told her. "This is going to be so good. Do you mind standing up? Watch this. It's going to be good." I began to pray for her. I said, "Jesus, I thank you that you always hear me, you love me, you are always near, and that you love this woman so much. Now, pain go! Holy Spirit, come."
I could feel something leave my body. It's hard to explain. Then I asked the lady, "Did you feel that?"
"Yes!" she said with surprise.
"How do you feel?"
"Is there any pain?"
"Yes, there is still a little," she stated.
"OK. It was a 7 when we prayed. Now what would you say it is?"
"About a four."
Then I said, "OK, let's pray again. If it can go from a 7 to a 4, do you think it can go from a 4 to a zero?"
"I sure hope so," she said.
"Just watch," I stated again confidently. "This is going to be so good." I spoke to the pain to go and for her body to be healed and asked the Holy Spirit to come. This time, man did he come! Again, I could feel power going through my body into hers. This time, she began to fall backwards, right into her car. I asked, "How do you feel now?"
"There is no more pain. It's gone!" She shot her arm straight up in the air, saying, "I couldn't do that, and all the pain in my stomach and rib area is gone." She was moving around her neck and body, and there was no pain!
I asked her, "What did it feel like when I prayed for you?"
"It was like something went through my body, and the pain just left!"
"You know why that happened?" I asked.
"Because Jesus loves you so much!"
We hugged, and she had to go back to work because her break was over. I bet she never thought she would be encountered by the love of God on her smoke break! Come on Jesus!
Remember, the kingdom of God is always at hand. Even at Sonic. Our job is to look, listen, and respond. Live It with love and power!