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 Post subject: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:27 pm 
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Amazing what some quiet time and "listening" can do...I feel very strongly God has led me out of studying this disease any further. I feel strongly He no longer wants me immersing myself into the bacteria, the bio-films, the cysts, searching pubmed, searching forums, He clearly wants me to stop....that does NOT mean we can't talk about them here, that is not what He is saying....so please post freely.

The message is I am clearly not to seek out information like this any further. Instead he has guided me to search for stories of success, miracle healings and more in depth study of His word, I clearly feel Him telling me to "trust" Him. I thought I did, but he keeps at my heart "trust".

You'd have to understand how many days from dawn 'til dusk, I have studied and studied as if somewhere I would find the answer. I have estimated about 8000 hours of study of LD now so for me this is like breaking a serious addiction, really. I never found the answer, I never found the cure...I only felt hopeless and realized that my own actions were causing me to feel even worse. At His guiding, I am now seeking success stories (when I seek at all online) and "trusting" this is all part of the beginning of my healing.

Here is one story...

Maybe some of you have seen this ..... it is very encouraging:

http://www.angelfire.com/nj/lorib/

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
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Dana, that is WONDERFUL that you can so clearly hear God talking to you with such a positive message. As you said to a pm to me earlier about what Danny had said at the other forum, about how powerful the mind is. And I think that if you are seeking out positive things about this and only positive can come from that! I"m so glad HE has pointed you in this direction.

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:59 am 
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It is amazing how we all hear from God...it is that small still voice that keeps repeating itself...like when I am searching ...I hear "stop this, turn off the computer, no more" every time... I know we all have this happen in different areas of our life, many might call it "gut instinct" I call it God clearly guiding me through each step out of this. When you follow that voice - you do feel (inside) a burden lifted...really Father does know best!

Did you read the story...it is amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
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I feel this is a very positive change in philosophy for you Dana. Only good can come of it. And the "good news" will be a boost to everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
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I am praying that this is a new direction that uncovers hope for so many who are really seeking the same. Sincere, honest inspiration that is founded on the Word of God and lived out in the hearts of His own.

Healing in God's sight from His Word is reflected in our spirit; b/c of Who He is in us and how He is purposing our lives for the Kingdom. Our acceptance of that is the journey to wellness, always learning to trust, always hoping. I have wrestled with Him over this time and time again. Why? Oh, me of little faith. :wiggle:

Although we know that there are many encouraging physical success stories yet to be heard, how much more glorifying for those healing stories that begin in the heart; deep within our spirit.

Joni Erikson Tada, Elisabeth Elliott, Corrie Ten Boom. Altho' not Lyme disease, the physical suffering was channeled into success when each submitted her heart to God and look how He has used each one as a vessel of grace and mercy and a light for so many who are seeking the same.

We all need hope. We all need inspiration. The Bible tells us we are to encourage one another and build each other up; to love one another and to pray without ceasing for God's will to be done and our hearts to accept His will. If I can arrive at this place, I will be successful. I will be healed. I am on my way. I need this kind of surrounding to remain strong for the fight and so that I keep my eyes on the goal.

Heather is a role model in Bear's and my life. Her story is one of perseverence and faith. She believes in God's promises for her future and her hope. It speaks the truth and does not deny the realities of the day to day; but it is a story of hope. It has motivated my heart to believe as we wait on the Lord.

This is the beginning of our success story...if you have not had opportunity to read it, please do. It is from the Lord: http://www.stylebyheatherrose.com/my_lyme_testimony

Please share yours. They, like we, are watching and listening and hoping, too.

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:24 am 
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I do have to say Dana, your site is one of the most informative and complete ones I have come across. I'm glad you have done the research you have, I know it's helped thousands of people. I was reading a book by PJ and she followed people, and not one got well! so we must find those who have!

I do think it's good for people to come to a site like this and be able to see what exactly thier life is going to be, that didn't come out right, but see that everyone's battle is different, some more severe than others. Either way, we know we have God on our side and that's what counts.

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:49 am 
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Jaime,
I know this is a more personal comment; but I read your post and appreciated the way you shared your heart; your faith has grown so much this year.

Almost a maternal reaction. I'm so proud of you. I know you've had to face some things sometimes on the more independent side of having to work through; so I am grateful you know Who is watching over you and that He has been such a real source of strength in your life.

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:37 pm 
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Jaime - are you reading around the world in 80 lyme patient stories? I bought that book and read about 4 stories and none ended happily - all either relapsed or are still battling decades later...are you reading that one?

I had to put the book away, it is so discouraging I had no idea when I bought it, that it was a book of ongoing, never ending Lyme battles, I hoped it would be a book of "recovery" stories....maybe I will have to write that one!

I remember when when she was looking for stories for that book, I was going to submit mine but didn't because there was no end to it...I didn't want to submit a story without a happy ending...but all of them are like that!

Thanks for your kind words - you are an angel - you always give me too much credit.

Yes, look at you...since coming here over a year now..wow...you are a different, more confident person - who truly had a revelation that God is needed if we are to get well and you have taken all that and grown so much and now can spread that at the forum you are moderating.

I am with Diana on this one...proud of you!

Hugs -
Dana

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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:23 am 
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Hi Dana,

I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that this is a similar message that I recieved some time ago. I am the kind of person who will research and get to know my subject well. Years ago when my son was diagnosed with ADD , I had all kinds of info and files and knew the latest tests and protocol. This made me feel more comfortable (in some way in control --albeit false).

Nevertheless, There came a point with me where the Lord said, "Enough. Rest in me. Even if you are never completely whole again, I am enough. My grace is indeed suficient". It was pretty clear that I was not to have my identity in this disease, but in Him. He was in control and has our best interest at heart. I do believe however that he does call some to remain in this particular fight and be a real encouragement to others. Dana you have done a wonderful job in Lyme awareness and building a safe community of support and encouragement. Thank you.

Yesterday I had a very weak day. I don't have them often. I think it is a hormone thing. PMS herx?? When I get knocked off my feet, it is such a reminder of what I have been through. We need that reminding now and then. The Israelites were warned when they got into the Land not to forget their God. As sufferers we need to always remember how precious he wants to be to us and let him. Trust Him. And when we begin to get well, never forget!
Deut 2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone . . .

Sojourner, I have read Heather's story and was very moved and passed it on to others. Sometimes when you are laid so low, all you can do is hang on and let the Lord love you and He is indeed magnified in her story. Mary Jesus' mother says, "My soul magnifies the Lord". She was a woman with little place in society and this "seemingly embarassing" thing happens to her (pregnant out of wedlock). She is not only humble but is humbled more. She lets her soul magnify the Lord. Oh to be like Mary (and Heather) and let the Lord be magnified in our life. For me this meant, stop fighting and defending and let him be my strength. It is amazing how much wasted energy we use on being aggrevated and defending our cause. I realize this is going to look different from person to person as he has created us all differently and our gifts and callings are varied. But he loves us all the same and with an everylasting love and wants to be there for us.

May God bles you on your journey, Dana as you discover the balance of what he has called you to with this forum and letting him love you and be your strength as you trust him.

PT

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Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.


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 Post subject: Re: An LD story w/a happy ending
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:03 pm 
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PT - You said it perfectly (as always) beautifully put into words I couldn't have said better myself. I will always be "on a mission" of sorts where this disease is concerned, that He put in me..but I know I am being led to rest and trust and I know all I need to know. That what seems impossible to me, is not impossible w/Him and I have made studying first, where He must be first or I will never progress.

As you (and Heather in her testimonial) said, Lyme is not my identity. I remember thinking that when I first arrived at HW and was trying to think of a user name. Everyone had Lymewarrior, or Lyme this or Lyme that...then God said, "You are my child first, not a Lyme "victim" " That is when Cog1st (child of God 1st) was "borne". I don't want to be identified as Dana the woman with Lyme - I hope to be Dana - the woman who had lyme and my testimony will always be when I progress and am well, God didn't fail me. It was my first thought when I was diagnosed, a flash of trials I had lived through went through my mind and I thought He will not fail me.

I am amazed at God and how He has used this disease in me .... Joyce Meyer's magazine, Public Health Alert, the website - I am so grateful for all He has done to help others suffering, using one mom /wife in the 'burbs of California, I would have never imagined. His plan was so much more than me just suffering.

I can see some of the things he He has in mind for me in the future. But I am on "hiatus" allowing God to heal me...I have not allowed Him to do that and it is time. He has done a work in my heart that is so life changing, I am nowhere near the person I was pre-lyme - thank God! I don't know that person, wouldn't want to be her again and I am grateful for His molding of me...it hasn't felt good, but I am a step closer to who He wants me to be.

Thank you for putting it so perfectly.

With love,
Dana

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