“He just said in my heart, why don’t you have a drive by healing service? And it’s the first one I’ve ever had. I didn’t know what would happen, but if one person comes that doesn’t matter. I’m doing what God told me to do,” said Dodie.
For Dodie, it’s personal. It goes back to 1981 when Lakewood, founded by her late husband, Pastor John Osteen, was growing into the church it is today. She was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and given a few weeks to live. She says she prayed without wavering for a full recovery. There was. She is now a vibrant 76 years old.
“I wish it wouldn’t have happened to me, but if it hadn’t I wonder if I could have helped other people. We don’t know why we go through things. We just have to trust God,” said Dodie.
She conducts a traditional healing service each month, recently adding one for children with medical issues. The drive service is for anyone too ill to attend those.”
Thank God for her obedience to His word. I know first hand that god is a God of healing and that prayer works. Sometimes I feel as though we get so caught up into what we think “Church” should look like and how the choir should sound that we block out the voice of God directing us into his will.
I am also happy to see that this was done outside of the church itself. It was never intended for our good deeds to only be contained in the walls of the church. I pray that her prayer ministry for healing continues to grow and is blessed.
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