Gigi’s Healing Testimony

This is a guest post from my 20 year old daughter, Gigi.

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Previous Healing

From 2011 to 2013, I was meditating on the Scriptures for most of each day. I was very ill at that time from a fungal infection in my intestines and some other co-infections that damaged my immune system and left me exhausted continually.

Then on June 28, 2013 it was like everything just clicked into place. I could genuinely understand that I was healed already by Jesus’ blood and that I just had to speak to the “mountain” and it would move. I spoke healing scriptures out loud, sang hymns and was praying for over two hours. I then commanded my body to be healed and I was – instantly! I leaped out of bed and rejoiced!

Getting off Track

However, after being healed, I started to pick up a lot more jobs and volunteer work in addition to saying “yes” to everything. I earned a full honors scholarship and then discovered the requirements included considerable volunteer work along with difficult courses, maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA and presenting research projects at conferences. Whew!

Throughout this time, I was still trying to seek God, but that wasn’t my top priority as I was constantly struggling to keep up. I realize now that that lifestyle lacked wisdom and strength from God because I wasn’t putting him first in all my ways. I was focusing on my own success or failure above my relationship with the Lord. That stepping away from God and his umbrella of protection rendered me vulnerable to attack from the enemy.

I ended up having to drop out of school and all my jobs and activities due to seizures and related debility. As the months went on I grew worse, more disabled in every way instead of experiencing any recovery. Very small exertions would precipitate not only seizures, but as time went on asthma attacks also. Much professional help was sought, but no concrete answers were found.

Another Day of Healing 2/8/17

A couple weeks before this date, I called the prayer line for the Daily Audio Bible community. I was a little discouraged because I was still getting worse and had to the ER instead of seeing any improvement. But on the worst day ever, my dad’s small group leader, Chris Jette, called him just out of the blue and we asked if he would come over and pray for me.

Chris came by at 5:00 with his daughter and they brought their guitar. He thought it would be good to sing some worship songs first. I could hardly sing the first song because my mouth was twitching so forcibly, but it impacted me so greatly the tears just flowed.

Than Chris asked what my favorite song was, but when I tried to get up to get the music, I was too weak to lift my body and any muscles I tried to use just shook. However, by the third song, I could sing loud and strong and had complete control over my mouth. Praise is strength against the enemy!

Then Chris talked about how he felt the seizures and weakness might be coming from demonic oppression. After he prayed for me, I felt sure I was about to have a seizure. I cried out, “I don’t want to have a seizure!”  Chris started to pray again, but this time I felt I needed to pray aloud also.

I hadn’t been praying for myself much because I was always so tired and couldn’t think clearly, but this time, as I began to pray I grew stronger as I went on. First, I commanded any demonic oppression to be bound up and cast out in Jesus’ name.
Then I spoke individually and specifically to every area that I was having issues with, commanding healing and restoration in the name of Jesus.

When I finished, the seizure aura had vanished, I hadn’t a trace of light sensitivity either. A big sigh came out and I smiled from ear to ear. We could all tell I was different! I stood up on my own and gave them both many hugs.

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Walking in Faith

The following day however, I woke feeling so tired and I just wanted more than anything to do nothing. But I knew that is not how a healthy person acts so I got out of bed and got in the Word. Here is a detailing of how I fight sickness and walk in healing.

  1. When you feel sick or anything that is not what God’s Word declares you to be, you must avoid negative emotions and believe God over everything. Don’t make the issue bigger than it is.
  2. You need to be reminded of who God is and what he has done. It all comes down to relationship because if you trust God and are confident in his love for you, then fear, doubt and unbelief have no place in your heart. Scripture is very important, especially in a crisis, for speaking Life.
  3. If you are baptized in the Holy Ghost, pray in tongues as this is like a supercharger to faith and tremendously strengthening. If you need wisdom, ask the Lord for interpretation as you are speaking the hidden wisdom of God.
  4. When you know you believe God, act on it. Don’t act if you’re just hoping and a wishing. If you really believe, you will act, but if you try acting healed without really believing, that’s like pulling the cart before the horse.

I highly recommend Andrew Wommack’s free series called, The Christian Survival Kit, which goes into much more detail on these topics. You can listen to it on his website.

Other things that are important to overcoming is speaking life, abiding in Jesus, meditating on God’s love, praising him out loud and thanking him.

I especially love to sing scripture. Here’s a link to a YouTube playlist I found that has over 100 songs. These help me to memorize the Word. The melodies get stuck in your head which makes it more difficult to think negatively.

I fight and rebuke the devil and lean on God’s power daily. I am walking in complete healing from seizures, fatigue, allergies and cognitive disability. My life has been restored and I resolve to keep the Lord preeminent and not allow the pressures of the world to drag me away again.

Gigi’s Treasure Bag

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A facebook group I am in, decided to do the Summit Pack by Cloudsplitter Bags as a sew-along. I choose to use my upholstery crushed velvet, as well as some beautiful embroidered drapery material.

My daughter Gigi was immediately excited about the bag in crimson velvet, so I decided to give it to her when it was made. Once she knew it would be hers, Gigi wanted it to be spectacular.

Sophie supervised my sewing.

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Sometimes it got too close for comfort.

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Gigi was inspired by a few bags she had seen online and her creative adaptations of Summit reflect the influence of the Burberry Monogram Backpack in the chain attachment for the strap, the appliques of the Chanel Applique Boy Bag, and a gem encrusted velvet Dolce & Gabbana bag.

For maximum bling and superior functionality, we used Riri symmetrical zippers for the two front zipper openings. We used Riri Anello Zipper Pulls because we wanted to attach handstitched leather petals instead of the regular metal pull.

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Gigi made a pile on her bed of everything she could find that she was inspired by. Her first idea was for the bag to just have patches of things on it but she quickly realized it would be covered.

She cut out the three exterior pieces and marked 3/4 inch with chalk all around each piece. Once the bits ‘n bobs for each panel were all placed down nicely, she put each panel’s items in their own container. It took three days for the stitching to be complete. Everything she choose has a special meaning.

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Gigi made sure to include a purse-protective whistle, which she attached to a repurposed necklace, because who wouldn’t want to steal this rockin’ queen of a bag?

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Her Summit reminds me of Where’s Waldo because you can study it for a long time and still find new things.

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Gigi’s older sister, Charity, lived on our couch for a year to save money for school and moved out in 2016. When she came over a few weeks ago and saw the bag she was amazed and upon closer inspection, exclaimed, “There’s one of my earrings… there’s another .. and that was a pin I lost!” She wants us to make her one now. 🙂

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Here are the inside pockets and a close up of the leather bow pin we made.

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Wonder what we’ll do next? 🙂

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