Our Wydale weekend took such a short time and yet I feel as if I have had a huge relaxing Holiday. I have spent time crying and laughing . Today's sessions were painful but releasing .I have talked to people I have known for years and not known at all, and testimonies to the working of the HS in our midst are being told.
Ellenor -remember her -from our afternoon off, sitting next to me in the Drawing Room (Library now) and sketching as I blogged-well this morning I heard this about her.
The Branch leader of the Cloughton Mothers Union, Audrey, sat next to me as we enjoyed breakfast together. She told me that Ellenor had been to a WI meeting in Scarborough recently , there was nowhere to park or stop, and many steps had to be negotiated, far to much for Ellenor who walks with a frame on wheels. It knocked her back for a long time, and some weeks later had another setback looming as she fell from a chair which collapsed . This was at a Prayer Meeting in Cloughton . Liz the vicar, and the others laid hands on her and prayed. She got up with difficulty, artificial knee joints , and arthritis not withstanding, and has ever since been a different woman. Her mobility has become easier and with NO pain and she has received Joy from the Lord.
If we hear about what God can do we will expect Him to work , and will pray more often. Keith has been emphasising how often we do not even bother to ask Him to heal us.
Todays session was on Spiritual Warfare. Oh dear I have been doing it wrong for 30 years. Every morning I put on My Whole Armour of God, piece by piece. Keith said we never should take it off ! Well I have been caught. Friends have been coming to me and reminding them that I am always going on about it! So I am just go to oil it from time to time to stop rust , and keep the leather supple , and I am going to make sure I keep close to the rest of the army for support.
It was a good session . I was reminded of all the the things that can really hinder our lives, our JOY and our walk with God, things like dabbling in Spiritualism, Tarot Cards, Ouija Boards, even for innocent fun. I still keep David Watsons Book, Hidden Warfare to help me when I need to know more, and Satan No Myth.
We had Communion and a time of Ministry with the Laying on Of Hands for Healing.