My Illness and God’s Deliverance

When I felt the first symptoms of Covid, I believed it was just my normal winter head cold. Two days in, I was beginning to realize that it was more than that. The headache would have been normal with a cold, although this one was so much more severe than usual. But it was the body aches that began making themselves felt three days in that made me pretty sure this was more than just a head cold.

I stepped up my battle against it — slathering on the Vicks, sucking down Hall’s cough drops, and sleeping in my recliner instead of in bed. I was taking a combination of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc and Vitamin D, so I continued that and then added a couple things that my physician recommended. I lived on saltine crackers and oyster crackers – just enough to keep my blood sugar from bottoming out, because my appetite was gone completely. I could not stand the idea of coffee – a stunning admission for me – and began drinking gallons of hot water that I just put through the Keurig without a coffee pod.

For the past year, I had felt a slight anxiety over the possibility of catching the virus because of health issues; but I knew that even if I did contract it, the Lord would take care of me. I discovered that I was not at all uneasy about it once I realized I had caught it, and just asked the Lord to watch over me.

I don’t remember much – spent most of my time sleeping – but I do remember the feeling of a dark oppressive weight that seemed to be pushing me down. After a week, as I sat in my recliner, I felt the Lord telling me that I needed to put on my praise and worship music, but I was so tired, did not feel like getting up and turning it on, so I just went back to sleep.

Two days later, this show came on TBN and within minutes of it starting, the darkness lifted and I began to feel better. It is an hour long show and they had it going for four hours, from 8 to midnight. By the time the first hour was over, I felt 95% better – even singing Great Are You Lord without a coughing fit.

I felt the Lord telling me that the reason He had urged me to put on my praise and worship was because Satan had been hovering over me. The songs in this show pushed him out and brought God into the situation. When I went to bed, I made sure my worship songs were filling the room. I let it play all through the night. By the next morning, the only sign that I had even had Covid was a lingering feeling of fatigue and weakness.

I had heard more than once that God lives in the praise of his people, and now I have living proof.

Since then, I have bought the CD for this, and have either that or my Hillsong Worship playing almost 24/7. Thank you Michael W. Smith and TBN for airing this show at just the right time. The Lord used you and this show to heal and strengthen me.

But most importantly, thank You Lord, for being with me and healing me and strengthening me. Thank You for loving me like You do. I love You, Abba Father. I love You.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2021

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Will you join me in fasting and prayer?

As I have watched the events of the past year play out, I have spent much time in prayer. I have spent a few days in fasting and prayer, but I am wondering if we could all get together and spend this next week in fasting and prayer. Would you join me as we humble ourselves and confess our sin – both individual and the collective sins of this nation – and seek God’s face?

Psalm 66.18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

We all must recognize the fact that we are all in bondage to sin and that sin blocks revival. We must be aware of the basis for our sin – whether it is sinful habits, demonic influences, or being enslaved by our past sins and mistakes. We must recognize it and repent of it. We must recognize, confess and stand in the gap, repenting for the sins committed in this nation while the church has been asleep at the wheel.

I place myself at the top of this list because of my blindness and my self-centered living that has stopped me from seeing and acknowledging just where this country has been heading. I was so focused on the problems in my life that I was completely unaware of what was happening around me.

What I have learned recently is that there is sin that is unseen, unfelt, unacknowledged in me. The Lord has been merciful and gracious in leading me in a journey of discovery that has shown me I had been sinning in things that I did not realize was sin. I have discovered that I have been mislead, deceived, manipulated by the enemy to not see, to not realize where this nation is heading.

God has ‘taken me to school’ where my own sin is concerned and has shown me where I have failed in my responsibility to pray and seek God’s intervention where this nation is concerned. And now I have been feeling a deep need, a deep Spirit-led weight to seek out God’s forgiveness, His will and His desire for the future of this nation.

I am going to fast Monday November 9, Wednesday November 11 and
Friday November 13. I have discovered on previous fasts that it is not a hardship for me to not eat breakfast and lunch if I have a couple cups of coffee throughout the day, but it is much more difficult for me to give up my coffee. So, I am going to refrain from the things that will be hardest for me to give up – coffee and most foods – only eating enough to keep my blood sugar at a healthy level. I will eat normally (which for me recently has been mostly vegetarian) on Tuesday and Thursday.

2 Chronicles 7.13-14:

“13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;  14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

I don’t know if our prayers are too little, too late, but Micah 7 says :

“17 … They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

Will you join me in seeking His face and seeking forgiveness for this great country of ours?

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2020