Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


During the healing conference I recently attended, they separated the parts of the sanctuary for different needs. Those that had prayer needs about bones were to go to the far corner.  So I got up and started my slow progression towards that very long walk.  I soon caught up with a lady who was having a terrible time maneuvering.  In her right hand was a cane, and that side of her body appeared normal.  On the other side was her husband who had his arm around her as she would take one step forward with her right side, then lift her left hip and kind of hurl her leg and foot forward for another step.  Her foot was not facing forward, it would wobble all over the place and each hurl was totally exhausting for her.  She was persistent and did not give up. 


I refused to pass by her in order to get into the prayer line; it was a holy moment to walk behind her.  And therefore all the people behind me could not pass either, since I walked one step behind her on her right, so the 3 of us filled the aisle. The whole line of us would take one step forward and then stop.  I found myself holding my breath as I watched it take every bit of her strength to move the left side of her body forward.  Finally we were about 15’ from the prayer team and at that step she kept fumbling and could not get her foot down.  It was dangling and not cooperating and she was putting in so much effort.  Finally I heard her cry out, ”JESUS HELP ME!”  At that moment a man from the prayer team ran and got a chair and brought it to her and she sat down as they stepped forward to pray for her. 


Last night while I was in bed praying for her, the Lord reminded me that several times I have been in such excruciating pain that I have had to fight off temptations for a wheel chair.  I am fighting off a lupus and RA flare and cannot use a walker or cane because I cannot put weight on my shoulders, wrists or hands.  So far, during the hours when my meds wear completely off, it’s either walking in pain, or the threat of total dependency.  This has broken my heart more than once as I have refused to give up, knowing what muscles I have would whither away, should I go that route.  Every day I pray the Lord keeps me mobile and walking.  Sometimes it is very, very hard. 


As I was thinking of this precious lady, I suddenly understood the depth of her cry, “JESUS HELP ME!”  I instantly knew that she had refused a wheelchair.  And she could have easily had her husband carry her up that isle.  I understood that her walk forward to receive deliverance and healing represented each one of us in our greatest moments of weakness.


Paul said that we give more honor to the weakest parts of the body.


1 Cor 12:22-23  AMP

But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.  And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor...


He has called each of us to face our mountains and overcome them.  Sometimes, it takes every bit of our tenacity to hang onto our strength of will not to quit. Nevertheless, what we don’t see is what God sees about our efforts.


When we are our weakest and refuse to quit, He calls us the most courageous, valiant, brave and strongest members of His body!!!!  When we labor to lean on the Lord in order to move forward past our mountains, we are truly His bravest and most honorable vessels.  He treasures us so deeply and is so very, very proud of us! 


2 Cor 4:7-11  NKJV

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed ; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —  10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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