I spent years thinking that the process of “renewing your mind” was something that just naturally happened and was beyond my control. I used to think that it was something God was in control of. I didn’t know that I could actually intentionally do something to renew my mind — that I could “consciously” renew my mind. I used to think that if you just go about your Christian life, some way, some how, your mind is suddenly renewed.
But, in the last few years, I’ve discovered that it’s actually not that complicated — you can do it intentionally and it isn’t hard. I’m going to show you how it works, how you can use it intentionally, and how you can use it effectively.
How it works:
Imagine that you’ve lived at your house for 20 years of your life.
You’ve memorized the fastest ways to drive back from your work, from church, from your friend’s place, from school, and from the gym. You’ve developed a route that you take every time. You don’t think about it, that’s just the way you go home because you’ve done that for 20 years. You know the correct turns to make. You know the best time to take which route based on how bad traffic is. You know which roads have the most cops. And you know all the ins and outs of getting yourself home.
Then imagine if you move 10 minutes away.
The next day, you’re about to head back home from work. You get in your car as usual, and you start driving. Out of sheer habit and muscle memory, you take the same old highway, the same old exit, and the same traffic all the way until you get home, only to realize that you no longer live at your old house. You slap yourself on the forehead thinking, “How could I forget?! I moved! Gotta make sure I don’t do this again…what a waste of time!”
The next day is similar, you get into your car and you begin to take the same route you’ve taken for the last 20 years. It isn’t until about halfway home you realize again, “Shoot! I moved!” You pull a U-turn and head towards the new home you recently moved into.
So by this point, you’re consciously making an effort to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You create a reminder in your head, “Alright, when I reach this street, I have to make a left where I used to make a right.” You know it will take a conscious effort to forge a new pattern because the old pattern was so familiar, natural, and comfortable. But you know you have to do it because you no longer live at the old house – none of your belongings are there. Plus, the new house is much bigger, with a lot more freedom to move around.
The next day, as you leave your house for work, you make another mental note to remind yourself that you’ve moved so that you won’t forget at the end of the day. The time arrives, and you get into your car. Confident, reminding yourself that you have a new home, you get all the way home without taking a wrong turn. When you arrive, you breathe a sigh of satisfaction, knowing that you took the right route and you’re confident it’ll be easier next time.
Over a period of a few weeks, what started with lots of errors and mistakes starts to become second-nature and natural. The muscle memory and old pattern of thinking was undone and now it’s hard to imagine ever taking that old route again. In addition to that, you’ve done the same exercise with your church, school, friend’s place, and the gym. All the old routes were reprogrammed and redesigned to fit the location of your new home.
Months down the road, it’s nowhere near a struggle. You’ve forged a new routine — a new habit. You arrive at your new home every time. And every once in a while, you’ll be at an intersection you used to use when you were at your old house, and you’ll get a familiar feeling of when you used to slam the pedal to try to make the light…you reminisce on the memories. But then you’d snap back into reality remembering, “Well…I don’t live there anymore.”
This is the life of the believer. This is the call of Romans 12:2, to “renew your mind.” As a believer you have a responsibility to renew your thinking, to rewire your brain as a result of understanding the fact that you have become a son of God, an heir of God, an ambassador of a King. As a result of understanding that you have been bought at a price (denoting worth) and that you have been given a new nature (new tendencies), it should cause you to make different choices. It is a different path — a different life than you once walked.
The old house had its own set of ways and its own set of patterns. If we find ourselves veering off into the old paths, it’s only because we’ve forgotten that we’ve moved to a new house that’s more glorious.
How to use it intentionally:
“Renewing your mind” is definitely not just about reciting a list of facts. Nor is it about confessing a phrase in an effort to try to persuade yourself to believe it. When you renew your mind, it should renew the way you do things. A new perspective should result in a new set of actions, just like moving to a new house will cause you to take new directions. Taking new directions aren’t a requirement, but it’s a natural byproduct of understanding that you have a new house.
Say for example I’ve dealt with jealously for many years of my life, and if I hear that a friend has achieved something that I’ve been trying to achieve, I get jealous and I have a hard time celebrating with them.
And then let’s say that I hear a teaching and I realize that I’m just like the disciples arguing and competing to be the greatest. I’m jealous because I’m actually performing for the approval/praise of man instead of understanding I already have approval from God. I realize the simple truth that my worth comes from what my Father has already said about me, not what other people say.
When that new revelation is received, that’s when I get a new house. Immediately, I am “free” from my old house, and I am free to not “drive back” to the old house of jealousy. I am free to celebrate with my friend instead of getting envious. I am free, but the rubber will have to hit the road.
So the next time a friend has achieved something I’ve been wanting to achieve, I have a choice to drive to the old house that I’ve been used to (jealousy), or I remember that I’ve moved on to a new house (celebrating my friend). The problem is that it will still feel natural and I will be tempted to take the old route toward the old house if I believe I still live there. I will allow the habit and the muscle memory to dictate my direction if I never realize the fact that I have a new house. But if I’m truly convinced that I have moved, I will make every conscious effort to take the new route every time. Why? Because I’ve moved. The new house is better than the old house, and all my belongings are in the new one.
So, suppose that I failed to make it to the new house. The muscle memory and habit got the best of me the first time.
Do I deem myself a failure, feel condemned and think, “You’re so horrible for driving back to your old house, what a failure“?
No, I just write it off and think, “Wow, how did that slip my mind?”
Do I think, “Man…I guess I’ll never remember to make it to my new house, it’s just so hard to remember“?
No, I just make a few more conscious reminders to make sure that I make it the next time. I’ll think, “Alright, when I’m at this intersection, I no longer take a left…I make a right. Left is the old house. Right is the new house.”
Do I think, “I just feel so stuck. I just somehow can’t get to my new house…I feel bound to drive back to my old house…every time. I’ll never make it to my new one, this is hopeless“?
Ridiculous. I will only feel bound to my old house if I still believe I live there. I will only be bound to the same old habits and same old routes if I believe I still have the same old “home base.” When I’ve renewed my mind to the fact that I have a new “default,” a new “home,” a new “building”...I will make the effort to get there every time, because it’s a better house!
So to answer the question: “How do I intentionally renew my mind?” It’s a moot point. The same way you change the routes you take when you move to a new house is the same way to renew your mind (re-read the parable if it hasn’t clicked yet).
Using it effectively:
Naturally, when you move to a new house, it’s not just one route that has to change. All the routes change. You have to ask yourself, how do I get home from the store now? From the bank? From my friend’s house? From the restaurant? All the “courses” of action change as a result of your new “‘home.”
Every one of your old behaviors will change based on the revelation of your new house, but they will all take a conscious effort. Only you can do that for you.
Whether it’s about your poor temperament, a struggle to be patient, a habit of gossiping, getting free from addiction, thinking poorly of yourself, worth issues, dealing with fear of man, struggling with jealously like I did, or struggling with pride… it doesn’t matter. It’s the same process.
You need to understand that you have a new house, and you need to figure out what the path to that new house looks like. What does it look like to no longer gossip, but speak life and encouragement? What mindsets need to change so that you don’t get angry so easily? What lie are you believing about yourself that you need to diffuse in order to stop the self-loathing and sense of unworthiness?
If you keep digressing to your old paths, it’s because you haven’t forged a new path. If you feel like you’ll never escape your old habits, it’s because you believe that you still live in your old house and haven’t moved yet.
The Process of Growth:
You’re probably realizing now that this is everything in your Christian life.
This is how you walk out the fruit of the Spirit (even fruit takes time to mature).
This is how you walk as Jesus walked (babies have to learn how to walk, and then run).
It’s all a result of understanding that you’ve become a new creation.
You’ve been cut off from the old. The old has gone. The old has died. It has been put off.
Here’s the beautiful thing…
It gets easier.
The more you take the new route, the less you’ll feel prone to take the old. The more you take the new, the less of an effort you’ll need the next time.
Soon, after a few months, it’ll hardly cross your mind. You won’t even be tempted to take the old route. It might cross your mind and you might reminisce, but by then, you’ll have forged a new habit and living reality. You’ll have a new walk, a new path, a new way, and by then, it’ll be an effort to go back to the old.
(1 Peter 1:13-14, 4:1-3, Col 3:5-10, Eph 4:17-23, 5:8-10, Gal 5:24, Gal 5:13)
Today, I was at REI in San Diego hanging with the family. I saw a lady being pushed in a wheelchair by her daughter. I followed them, approached them from the side and asked, “hey, do you mind me asking why you need the wheelchair? what happened?”
She and her daughter looked a little skeptical and cautious but the lady said that she couldn’t walk very well.
“Is it your knees?”
“Well, it’s my ankles and my knees. I have tendinitis.”
“So is it hurting right now?”
“Here let me pray for your legs real quick!”
They breathed a sigh of relief, realizing that i wasn’t crazy, asking such weird questions. “Oh, go ahead!”
I introduced myself and laid hands on her knees. After commanding it to be healed, I told her to stand up and walk. She said, “Well, i can walk, there’s just pain when i do it.”
She stood, walked, no pain. All gone. She was surprised.
I started to explain how Jesus did this stuff all the time (healing the sick, casting out demons), how I’m just a normal believer, and that every believer is empowered to do what Jesus did. They were intrigued. After a few minutes, another family member showed up, so I asked if she needed healing as well.
The lady that was just healed said, “Yes!! She has a bad neck!”
I prayed for her twice without any result, and then on the third, she was 70-80% better. By then, 3 more family members had gathered. They started asking me about which church I went to (turns out they were catholic).
Long story short, my brother connected them to his church and I told them about a college fellowship at UCSD called Origins that does/teaches what we do. The daughter who was originally pushing her mom in the wheelchair piped up and said that she wants to go there. Apparently, she’s transferring to UCSD in the fall and I was able to get her email to connect her with good friends!
This was never meant to be confined in a building. This was never meant to be reserved for super-saints that are dead or 50+ year old pastors who have been doing this for 20+ years.
The same Holy Spirit is in every believer. The same authority is delegated to every believer. Every believer is seated in heavenly places above every principality, might, and power (Matt 10:1, Luke 9:1, Luke 10:19, Eph 1:21-23). Every believer has the life of God in them. Just as every believer can minister to God as a priest, every believer can set free people who are bound by the devil because they are kings (1 Peter 2:9, Luke 4:18, 1 John 2:27).
A few days ago I was in LA with family. We were parked downtown while my relatives were all running some errands. I stayed in the car because I wanted to read.
After a few minutes, I saw a guy heading my way with a neck brace and a sling for his arm. He was smoking, wore a hat, looked pretty ragged and dirty. He stopped ~15 yards away to smoke. I opened the van door and sat there reading, waiting for him to pass by.
A few more minutes pass and then he starts heading my direction. Just as he walks past the car, I say, “Hey man, what happened to you?” I thought he was going to ignore me, but he stops, turns and tells me what happened. “I fell off a wall and hit my face.”
“How’d that happen?”
He told me about his police confrontation 2 weeks before and said he must have gotten too jumpy and caught his legs on the wall as he went over. He ended up messing up a few of his vertebrae and broke his arm.
“Man… how much longer you need the brace for?”
“4-6 weeks…” and he explained further about what his doctor said.
I got up from the car and headed towards him, “dude, check this out, my friends and I go heal the sick all the time, you want to get better?”
“Oh yeah, of course.”
I introduced myself, shook his hand, commanded his neck to be healed and told him to test it out.
All the soreness he had was gone. I told him to take off the brace and he moved his neck around. He tested it and had the most mobility and range of movement since the accident. He said his arm was already doing fine, and then he thanked me for the blessing and said he had to go.
He walked off holding his neck brace.
A few days before that, I was on vacation with family in the grand canyon. I saw a lady with a bandage/wrap around her knee so I asked her what happened. She said that she just had an operation done and was recovering.
“Is it hurting right now”
“Yeah, I can’t put too much weight on it…”
“Here, let me pray for you” as I reached out my hand, “What’s your name?”
I shook her hand and then put my hands on her knee. Commanded her to be healed and then I told her to bend her knee. She said it was a lot better.
“Is there anymore pain?”
I laid hands on her knees one more time and then I told her to walk.
She lifted up her cane and walked flawlessly.
This is the call of the believer. Demonstrate Jesus. Set people free. Destroy the work of the devil.
It’s not about gathering in big piles of salt in a church building. It’s about spreading out, salting and preserving the world around us that has been torn apart with hate because of religion.
We have made a pedestal out of what should be the lowest common denominator.
The supernatural wasn’t meant to be reserved for a specific day in a specific location for specific people. It’s meant for anyone who has become the temple in which the Holy Spirit, who raised Christ from the dead, resides.
It’s not about saying “Jesus loves you” “Jesus died for you”. It’s about you actually loving the people you encounter on a daily basis and demonstrating that the power of Jesus is alive in you.
It’s not about flippant church cliches. It’s about legitimately giving people hope. Giving people legitimate answers to their problems.
When’s the last time your gospel actually sounded like good news to someone?
When was the last time you loved someone without an agenda?
How are the people around you ever going to encounter Jesus if you, being His body, do not represent Him?
How are you being leaven to the world around you? Or has the leaven of the world around you affected you?
I posted this a few days later to demonstrate a reality that most healing “ministries” don’t talk about or mention because I didn’t want to create a false expectation from the people reading. Here was the original post.
So when it comes to the supernatural, boom, i’m there. I live it, i teach it, i write about it, i think about it, i dream about it… There’s a lot of people that do that, but there is a reality that I don’t hear a lot of people talk about.
The misses. The failures. The dropped balls. The blips in the radar.
The last thing I want to do is to paint a reality that isn’t quite the full story. This leads to false expectations, and thus, disappointment. Here goes.
I’ll be referring to the previous post a lot, so here’s the link.
When I was at the Grand Canyon with my family a few weeks ago, there was a lady that I saw at the visitor’s center. She had one of those fold-up walkers that you could also sit on. She didn’t look too inviting, so I wanted to be a little more aggressive (something you learn when you do this a lot).
Same drill. I approached her, asked her what happened, she told me it was her hips that were out of whack. I said, “Let me pray for you real quick” and I followed up with a “what’s your name?” before she could respond to the first statement.
“Brenda” as I shook her hand.
“I’m Brandon” and since I already had her hand, I started praying/commanding the sickness/pain to go.
She was a little more hesitant. I told her to stand up and walk, but she had a “this ain’t ever gonna happen” attitude. She stood up out of courtesy and told me she already had people praying for her. She quickly said that her friends were waiting for her, so she went on her way.
The next day, when i was walking out of a gas station, I saw a young girl (looked like a high schooler) sitting right outside smoking. I felt a nudge to talk to her, I was thinking she had knee problems. “Nah, I doubt it…” I wrestled with it for a little bit, long enough to get into the car.
I finally got out of the car and approached the girl and said, “hey, this might be a weird question, but did you bust up your knee recently?” She gave me a weird look, “nope.” as she shook her head.
Oi. Miss. “Ok, nevermind.”
In downtown LA, while my sister was getting her visa for China, I waited downstairs because I had to make some calls. While I was on the phone, a guy walked past heavily with a cane. What’d I do? I finished my conversation on the phone and the guy was gone by the time I finished the call.
When I was in REI, there was a guy I saw on crutches. He said he messed up his hip (I don’t remember all the details). Prayed for him twice, but we didn’t see much change.
Even after I ministered to the family with the lady in the wheelchair who was healed from tendinitis, I was again, on the phone when a guy walks into the store with a prosthetic leg. What’d I do? I blipped. I spoke with my friend on the phone and my family began to head out of the store…
I’m still growing. Before I see “greater works” than Jesus, I should be able to do “equal works”.
I haven’t seen everyone I’ve ministered to recover instantly (then again, I haven’t followed up with every single one).
I haven’t ministered to every single person I’ve seen with a need.
I don’t always know how to approach/interact with every sick person I come across.
I still have people who flat out get angry when I ask about why they are disabled or hurt.
Ryan (http://reformationforjesus.tumblr.com) has had people cuss him out for trying to minister to a family member.
I’m certainly seeing more than I did 2 years ago. I’m certainly seeing more people impacted and transformed, but I still have growing to do, and it certainly hasn’t been perfectly amazing every single time [so far].
Discipleship and Miracles
We used to think that street ministry was the answer to seeing revival explode all over the planet. And then we realized that it didn’t really produce fruit in the context of discipleship (Ryan explains it more here).
From that point, we dramatically decreased the amount of time we spent going out with the intention to minister to people, spending time in Walmart, doing healing events and things of that nature because in the long run, it didn’t produce any lasting disciples.
It pretty much got to the point where we just completely stopped. It wasn’t because we stopped believing in it, it’s because we changed our focus in an effort to actually create disciples instead of bringing lots of random encounters to random people on the streets that we would never see again.
It wasn’t that we stopped healing the sick on the streets, we still ministered to people we saw with needs (Luke 7:12, 1 Samuel 10:7). It was still a normal part of our lifestyle, but it had taken a much smaller emphasis.
What I realized in Africa was that the street miracles are actually the best way to create discipleship opportunities for other believers. It was the perfect environment to help newer believers step out and mature. We had done it before at places like Target, Wingstop, and when we were in the healing rooms at Bethel, but we never made that distinction.
In Africa, when we were at Massenengeh, we would have the youth from a local church come with us as translators. At first, it was just to have them translate for us, but when they started seeing miracles happen from our hands, they wanted to learn. Seeing the miracles caused them to place a value on us and that allowed us to teach them more effectively.
Whenever we wanted to see some of the youths get discipled, we would just invite them to translate for us while we were ministering to people at Massenengeh. As a result, they would invite us to speak into their lives because they now had a basis of trust for us.
That simple distinction changed how I saw street ministry (in terms of discipleship). When I get back to San Jose, I’m going to find a place where I can effectively do that.
Travis made an interesting distinction when he was reading through how Jesus healed the sick. When He was ministering to someone who was deaf, one time He would command healing (physical), and other time He would command deaf spirit (spirit) to leave.
That would explain how if you address a spiritual problem in the physical side, you may or may not see results. Dennis had that while we were in Massenengeh when he was praying for a guy was deaf. Nothing happened until he finally addressed a deaf/deaf spirit and immediately they were free.
Kevin Peterson told us a testimony where he was ministering to someone who was deaf and mute. He was casting the deaf and dumb spirit out and it appeared that a spirit had left, and then all of a sudden the person said, “Come back!!”
Kevin explained that it was probably the dumb spirit that was cast out, and the deaf spirit was calling out to its ‘companion’ who was just evicted. He explained how it’s not a spirit that is both deaf and dumb, but it is actually a deaf spirit and a dumb spirit — they are separate.
I’ve noticed that people who are poor, people who are quick to receive help are more apt to see better healing results. This is absolutely theory/speculation, but could there be a factor that “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”? I’ve seen it happen on multiple occasions. I’ve seen more dramatic results with homeless people compared to patients in modern hospital, young people more than calloused elderly folks who have “seen it all”.
I know many people have heard that it is “easier” to see miracles in third world countries in comparison more developed countries. I would partially agree. I propose that it’s not so much the location you’re in, but the kind of people you minister to. Why does Pete Cabrera such great results in a soup kitchen?
It’s just interesting to me. I will be experimenting with this when I get back home from Arizona. The videos will also start showing up online when I get back.
Stuff I’ve been reading and watching:
gracewalkministries (Andrew Wommack status, TONs of stuff)
After the message, I saw a guy with a cane who was about to leave, so I walked over some seats and caught up with him and asked how he was doing. When I started talking to him, I noticed he had hearing aids too, so I asked about that. He was very hesitant to even talk to me so that was a little frustrating. He didn’t want to test it out so he just turned around and left after I prayed for him.
While everyone was leaving the sanctuary, we saw a lady in a wheelchair on her way out. I stopped her as she neared us and I started asking her how she was doing. She said she had MS and I had Sue lay hands on her. She said she didn’t feel much change. She and her family were in a rush to go, so she didn’t stay to talk.
I walked around a bit and asked a couple if either of them had any pain or sickness. The guy said that they were both fine, but he wanted me to pray for his friend who was in the hospital who had lots of burns on his body. So I did, and then he thanked me.
After I went to the same guy that I had spoken with for the last 2 weeks about his knees, and again, he told me his pain had come back. I cut to the chase, knocked the pain out and charged him to use the authority had in Christ to keep himself healed.
It’s frustrating how that works. I can get people healed, but if they don’t know how to fight, they will mostly (up to this point) get their pain/sickness again (we are in a battle). We have been training people how to get healed and stay healthy, but this is the first time I’ve been able to follow up so consistently with someone.
This has definitely helped me understand how I can more effectively equip people to fight in a shorter amount of time.
Anyone have suggestions? How have you effectively equipped someone to stay healed? It’s definitely a lot easier for someone who you are in a consistent relationship with, but with acquaintances, I’ve found it a lot more difficult to see the same results… up to this point.
After I strongly charged him to my advice to take responsibility, I went around to find more people to minister to.
I met a lady named Nikki who had her own healing ministry with her husband, so it was cool to speak with her.
I started talking to an African American couple and asked if either of them needed any healing in their body. They said they needed a financial breakthrough, so I prayed for them. After, I decided to double check if they really had any pain or sickness and they just said, “Oh well, just the typical aches and pains….”
“No… that’s not normal… what do you have?”
They said they had back and knee problems. So I told the husband to move up to the front row so I could check his legs. He came in the front and his leg was a good inch short. I made sure that his wife could see it and then grew out his leg.
He was amazed and when he stood up, he said all his back pain was gone. He had “coming and going” knee pain, so I commanded that to not come back. After, I told wife to come up, and had her husband grow her leg out and then all her back pain left too.
After, I saw some older folk up in the front of the sanctuary, so I figured they might of had something. Long story short, turns out I was speaking with the head pastor’s sister and her friend. They asked, “Who’s your pastor” and all that stuff… they finally ended up letting me minister to them. One had bladder problems and the other had feet problems, but neither of them could test it out.
I pulled Joe aside and told him I was going to find more people to heal. As we walked to the other side of the sanctuary, two middle-aged ladies caught my eye. I approached them and explained to them that we were going around, “praying for people and people are getting healed.”
The lady on the left got really excited and told us that she had been dealing with neuropathy. She said had a lot of pain all over her back, so first, I checked her legs. I had Joe command the leg to grow out and it grew out about 1/2 an inch.
I had her check herself and she said most of her pain was still there. I had Joe go for it. He commanded all the pain to leave and then I asked her to check it out. She said it was much, much better. Wanting to clarify, I asked her how bad it was hurting. She said it started at an “8″ (out of 10) and after Joe commanded the pain to go, it was a “2.”
I told Joe to hit it again, and after she said the pain was completely gone. I asked her if there was anything else that was wrong in her body. She said the neuropathy was still there, and should feel a prickly sensation all over her arms. I took her hands and commanded, “all the effects of neuropathy” to go.
I asked her again how she was feeling and she threw up her arms and said that the prickling had completely stopped! People around her started paying attention to us because the lady was praising God so loudly.
I taught her about authority for a few minutes to help equip her to stay healed and set other people free… Hopefully I will be able to follow up with her next week.
After that, we went outside to the lobby because the next service was about to start. I took Joe with me outside the building, explaining that we usually just stood by the entrance to find people to heal.
As I got closer to the door, I noticed a girl sitting outside with crutches and a bandage on her foot. I went up to her and asked her what happened. She said that she had misjudged the depth of a lake as she jumped in and sprained her ankle.
Jeremy and the rest of the group joined us as she was explaining. My friend Albert had been talking with him and had never ministered healing to someone before. Jeremy walked Albert through, and after a few minutes, the girl was walking without her crutches.
She started tearing up because before, she couldn’t put ANY weight on her bad foot and after a few minutes, she was walking up steps.
I saw an Asian family coming up the steps and I asked them if any of them needed healing in the body and I quickly shared the testimony of the girl who just got healed and no longer needed crutches. The father said that he had high blood pressure, so I took his hand and commanded his blood pressure to be normal (couldn’t test).
I introduced myself to another group of 4 people and asked them the same question. Immediately, they wanted me to minister to their young son (about 5 years old) who had autism. I went for it and as I was ministering to him, the parents were in tears (I don’t know why) and very touched that I had even asked. Didn’t see any apparent change.
Later, I approached a mom with her son (~30 years old) who also had autism. I ministered to him, but didn’t see much change … I turned to the mother and asked if she was ok. She looked a little down and said, “Energy…”
I ministered to her heart for a few minutes and she got rocked. She gave me a huge hug and thanked me.
After, as a lady was leaving the church, I asked her if she had any pain or sickness in her body. She said that her upper back was hurting and she had a headache. I put my hand on her shoulder and commanded the pain to leave and her headache to go.
Immediately, all her pain was gone and she thanked me. I shared a little bit on authority and then the testimony of the girl who came with crutches and the lady who had neuropathy. After, she said she found out her friend’s leg was hurting because it was swollen earlier that morning. I said I could take care of that, so we went back into the church.
Joe and Sue came with me, and the lady introduced us to her friend. Joe hit it twice and the lady said her pain was 90% gone. Sue hit it and then all the pain was completely gone. She was amazed! She said thanked us and said goodbye (she had to go back to work).
Before we left, I saw a lady walk inside the church who had a black wrist brace. I ran inside and asked her if she was ok; she said she had carpal tunnel. She let me pray for her, but she was really iffy when I asked her how she was feeling after. She was in a hurry because the church service was starting…..