Hannah and I attend the Celebrate Recovery Service at FBC Rayville. We arrived a few minutes late around 6:50 p.m. The service had begun at 6:30 p.m. Not long after arriving Hannah turned to me and said, "I feel pain in my neck; I think I have a word of knowledge for someone who has pain here tonight." We were sitting in a dark room and the room had a large crowd. Probably 80-100 people were in attendance.
Hannah and I joined Rayland Trisler and a young lady named Mandy in prayer for quite a long time. While Rayland, Hannah, Mandy and I were praying in the hallway a group of young ladies walked by headed to their step study. Hannah asked our group of 4, "Do any of you have pain in your neck/back area"? They replied that they did not. But Rayland said to us, "Maybe one of those young ladies that just passed by us has pain". So we continued our time in prayer.
Rayland Trisler surprised me last night. He actually followed through with the idea of asking the group of young ladies if any of them had pain. He told me at the end of the night, "When I asked the ladies if any had pain, no one said they had pain right away. But I noticed this one young lady hesitate as if she wasn't sure if she should respond. She finally said, "I have pain." Her name was Brittney. Age 27. Brittney was attending the service from a local recovery group. Raymond told Brittney, "You need to find a young lady named Hannah Bass. She wants to pray for you." So someone pointed me out and Brittney came to me looking for Hannah. We found Hannah eating desert 😇.
Hannah came over as soon as I motioned her over. Hannah and I walked Brittney into the worship room since it was empty at this time. Hannah explained to Brittney that she had been feeling pain in her neck since the service time and felt that God wanted to heal someone tonight with neck pain. Brittney told us that she remembered us walking into worship and explained to us that she was sitting right in front of us in the room. We didn't realize this. This explanation explained Hannah feeling pain earlier in the night. So, Brittney explained to us that she has felt pain in her neck that has been with her since age 13. I had the privilege of praying with Hannah for Brittney. After Hannah and I both prayed for Brittney we asked her if she could check her neck pain. She checked her pain level. She had a look of amazement on her face and a huge smile as if to say... "How did you do this"? All of the pain that Brittney had felt since age 13 was no longer there. In one moment all PAIN was gone. Hannah simply told Brittney that God loved her so much that he would allow Hannah to feel her pain and pray for Brittney's healing.
During Hannah's prayer, she mentioned Brittney having children. So, after we prayed Hannah asked Brittney, Do you have children. Brittney confirmed that she did. Hannah asked how many? Brittney said she had a boy and a girl. Hannah asked Brittney if her son enjoyed riding dirt bikes. Brittney said he did. Hannah told Brittney that she felt God wanted to use this hobby in her son's life to minister to others one day as he got older. Hannah then asked Brittney if her daughter dressed up dolls. Brittney confirmed this as well. Hannah expressed to Brittney that she felt her daughter may one day use this as a way to minister as well as she got older. Specifically maybe in creating a business in this way. Hannah then asked Brittney if her husband worked off shore and Brittney said that he did not. That he retired with the Marines.
The interesting point of this entire story is that God used not only Hannah, but also Rayland Trisler to be an integral part of this testimony. Each of us has a part to play in the Kingdom. Had Rayland not followed through with asking the ladies if any had pain we may have missed this opportunity. This is a picture of the Body of Christ. This is also a picture of BOLDNESS!!!
My part was simply getting Hannah to attend the Celebrate Recovery Service. Encouraging her to position herself. If Hannah had gone home due to fatigue she would have missed out on being a wonderful blessing to Brittney. We give all glory to Jesus Christ who redeems us and Holy Spirit who gives us our gifts here on earth!!!