Christian healing

Healing happens! I wanted a place to share the sweet stories of God's grace and power that people send to me. Lift up your heart with joy to the Lord! Rejoice, be glad, and praise God's wonderful works to the children of men.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Business Situation Healed

At one time the Beauty Culture School which we owned and operated became alarmingly depleted of new student enrollment.

The school needed students that wished to learn to be beauty operators. They were able to enroll the first and third Monday of each month. In the first class they were learning the theory in the morning and in the afternoon they were trained in the practical work. Of course this is what they really enjoyed doing. After they had completed the theory work and the practical work they were then put “on the floor” to take care of the customers. That was like a regular beauty shop and giving them the practical experience they needed.

We had many customers that came regularly for years which we very much appreciated.

After World War II my Mother and Father wanted to retire so they offered the school to my brother and me.

For years my mother had told me – some day you will be owning this business so she made me take the manicure course the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year in high school and then during the next summer I had to take the full beauty culture course and get my State license as an operator to work in the beauty shop.

Since I was the only member of the family that was working there full time, I felt I really had to do something. To keep it going you really needed the customers to have people for the students to work on and keep them busy.

So out of desperation one morning I stood at the window of my office on the fourth floor of the downtown office building and the following came to me,

God only you can do what it takes to improve this situation.

God only you can make the people that have been wanting to come make up their mind to come now.

God only you can make the father give his daughter the money to come now.

God only can make the boyfriend give his girlfriend the money to come now.

God only you can make the weather not an obstacle to each of the people that want to come now.

It would be the first week in January when the next class could start. In Ohio it is pretty cold in January and the girls would be wearing white nylon uniforms which are pretty cold under their winter coats.

As I looked out over the City of Dayton, Ohio I expanded my thought to cover the small surrounding cities.

God only you can make the woman that wants to eventually have a one operator beauty shop in her home, finally decide to take the money out of her Savings Account and come now.

I knew that if we were struggling with enrollment problems the other Beauty School in town was probably suffering also.

So I said to myself, God if you supply our need I am sure you can supply theirs also.

The first part of January came around and there were quite a few people waiting in the hall to come into my office and enroll.

In fact there were more people than we had textbooks and supplies that we furnished for them in a small suitcase that they needed.

I had to ask the others to please come back in two weeks and we would be ready for them. As far as I knew they all came back to enroll.

As time went on the business increased so much that we needed to rent two other rooms to handle the overflow and also we needed to hire another instructor.

I also had to hire a young school girl to help keep track of the timekeeping sheets that each student had to turn in to the instructor at the end of each day.

My brother came in from his day job once a week at night to do the payroll and order supplies and also a lot of the business paper work.

I must say that I wasn’t the only one praying. I’m sure we all were. We were all very grateful for God’s goodness and supply.

I was also very grateful that I was always protected when taking the deposits to the bank each day.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Healed of back injury

A few years back, we visited a fruit orchard and while we were returning home from a picnic with family and friends, I suddenly slipped on the gravel path and fell with a thump, on my back. My husband came to my rescue, and we immediately declared truths together. With great difficulty, I was able to get up and walk to the car. While driving all the way home, we were declaring the Scientific Statement of Being, as found in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy on page 468.It reads, " There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual. "

I also remembered a statement from the same book, about not paying a penalty, for something that has not happened in God's kingdom. It reads, “We should relieve our minds from the depressing thought that we have transgressed a material law and must of necessity pay the penalty. Let us reassure ourselves with the law of Love. God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion. If man seems to incur the penalty through matter, this is but a belief of mortal mind, not an enactment of wisdom, and man has only to enter his protest against this belief in order to annul it. Through this action of thought and its results upon the body, the student will prove to himself, by small beginnings, the grand verities of Christian Science.” [S&H384:3-15]

I am very grateful to God for this healing, though it took a lot of praying and listening, I felt His presence every moment, destroying all sense of mortality or penalty. I was completely healed.

Dee Mahuvawalla
Perth, Western Australia

Monday, February 06, 2006

A marriage healed

On Sunday morning between the two weeks of Christian Science Class Instruction I walked to a nearby church with a friend, a man whom I had met in class. As we entered church we saw our classmates seated and decided to join them. My friend entered the pew aisle first, I sat beside him on the end of the pew. As we were waiting for the service to begin I heard a voice say “This is your husband.” I looked at my friend and thought “OK”. We were married two months later (it takes that long to order a wedding dress) and we’ve been married for 23 years.

At one point my marriage was not happy. I had been praying about the situation for some time, but still really struggling. I was out one evening driving and crying. I reached out to God for direction, for peace. I heard a clear voice say “Trust.” I thought “Trust who?” I didn’t feel there was anyone I could trust at that moment. The voice said “Trust God”. I went home. Though times were tough I trusted God to supply a harmonious outcome. I did not outline what the solution should be; just that God would provide harmony. The marriage difficulties were healed so completely that one friend commented, “There doesn’t seem to be even a scar on your marriage.” That was 18 years ago and harmony has prevailed.

- Susan