I passed by a lady walking down the street with a cane and severe limp. She had the appearance of a prostitute and looked like she was soliciting business. As I passed by, I sensed the Lord tell me to stop and pray for her. I thought, “Are You sure?!”. Then again a strong impression shot through my mind to stop and pray for her. So I drove around the block and pulled up directly across the street from where she was walking. Her eyes focused on me as I walked up to her. I said, “Hello, what is your name….. I believe the Lord wants me to pray for you.” She seemed shocked and disappointed at the same time. Then she quickly replied, “My name is Elizabeth……ok….you can pray for me.” I asked what was wrong with her and why she limped in pain and had to use a cane? She said she had been in a car accident and her hip and pelvic bones had been injured and knocked out of place. I said, “Ok, I will pray for you and Jesus will heal you”. So I put my hand on her shoulder and asked Jesus to heal Elizabeth. Within seconds she began weeping and shaking. I asked what was going on? She replied, “I can feel the bones moving back into place! “ I asked her to try and walk….to see how it felt? She took a step and her eyes became bright and she said with a smile, “no pain”. She continued smiling and shaking her head as she moved her hips around and then walked back and forth. She handed me her cane and said, “Here, you can have it….I don’t need it now.” She told me of the many struggles she has had with sin but wanted to do right.
Something strange then happened. I had called my wife and daughter to meet us at a near by restaurant. I wanted to pray for Elizabeth to receive deliverance from what had her in bondage. However, she took off running down the street before we could pray for her again. Elizabeth did not get delivered from everything that day ….. but she did have an encounter with the Lord and she knew that He loved her. I believe the Lord will finish what He started for Elizabeth and she will receive deliverance. Heb 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.