December 6, 2011

* Healed is Healed!

All glory to God! We are healed! All six of us. Totally healed!

So I want to share what has happened, but I don't know where to start, so I will start with this:

Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness!

I was so depressed after the holidays last year because we had been on the GAPS diet for over a year and had followed it very closely, as much as we were able, but we were still very limited in what we could eat. Most all of our symptoms were under control and we had indeed added several food items back, but not that many. CKS and KES could still not tolerate any fruit or honey. After the holidays, everyone started to react to everything again. I contemplated starting over, yet again. My heart was screaming, "NOOOOO!!!" I broke down.

What I have learned from the GAPS diet is that we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made, and the only one who really knows what is going in inside of us is God, our Heavenly Father. Only God has the answers. Only God can heal us.

God says to get rid of all bitterness, anger, and rage. If He tells us to do it, then there must be a way. I had reasoned that diet helped me to live a more godly life, but I became a slave to the diet. I could only be godly if I stayed with the diet (kids, too). We would inevitably be exposed to some chemical or food without our knowledge or control and we would react and behave in unreasonable and ungodly ways. We began to fear and detest food. It was such a chore. Even going to church was difficult because the children would react to perfume or chemicals in the church building. I was angry. I would break down and cry. I would get so frustrated. I wanted to quit, but quitting was worse than staying on the diet. There was nowhere to go. We were trapped. There was no way out. (Psalm 107)

I began to communicate back and forth with a godly woman who had such compassion for us and for our situation. She listened to all I had to say about everything and she listened to all my questions. She did not answer any of my questions, but instead she asked me one simple question: What are you doing to seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness in your life?

I balked. "I pray. I read the Bible. I memorize scripture. I praise God for all the good things in my life. I talk to God all day everyday. Of course I am seeking God."

Then I realized that I was always seeking what God could do for me. I begged Him to help me. I begged Him to heal us. I begged Him to change me. It was all about me. I was not seeking His Kingdom and His Righteousness after all.

Now I had a real problem. I had no idea how to go about actually seeking God.

I still can't put my finger on how to do this. I think I asked God to show me and He did.

I found Jeremiah 33:3 and daily I asked God to show me great and unsearchable things that I have never known. He has! I keep asking for more!

James 1:5 says to ask God for wisdom and that He gives it generously to all without finding fault. I asked God to give me wisdom. He did and continues to do so.

Matthew 7:7 says to "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

I asked God to help me in my unbelief. I asked Him to increase my faith. He has!

Everything that I have asked for, He has given me!

There's so much more and I can not sum it up in one post. Over the past eight months, God has changed me completely! I am a new creation. I have been a "Christian" all my life, but I have not been living in victory. I still struggled. I still fell. How could I tell people about the Good News of the Gospel if I wasn't convinced in my own heart that it was really Good News? I couldn't. But now...

Now I know Him. He has pierced my ears!  (Exodus 21:5-6)  I am His, and He is mine! I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. It's true. I was made for this! I am not my own. I was bought with a price. Now I know Him, and I can tell you that He really does love us as much as He says He does!!!

I still haven't written about how it came to be that we are all healed, but really that is secondary anyway. It's all about God, not me. More to come...

Heal us, O Lord, and we will be healed. Save us and we will be saved, for You are the one we praise! This was my prayer for weeks after I came to understand that it was indeed in God's will to heal us. It comes from Jeremiah 17:14.


  1. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dear HomeschoolMama,

    I praise God for you, a dear sister in the LORD! I praise God that He has healed you and your five children! “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5 Thank you for your courage to commit your children and yourself to the GAPS Diet. To God Be The Glory!!

    God encouraged me by leading me to your blog a couple of weeks before my four children (ages 6-15) and I officially started the Introduction GAPS Diet. We are on Day 16 of the Intro (Day 2 of Intro Stage 2). Tonight (12/13), we had our first chicken casserole (Italian Meat Casserole). My children and I were so excited like you all were on your blog posting; we had been eating broth, soup with boiled meat and vegetables for 15 days. Although, if we had to live on one meal, chicken and vegetable soup is a good staple! We are looking forward to trying out your “Olive Garden” casserole recipe . You’ve also encouraged me to try out brisket; I’m still awaiting to hear back from our 100% Grass-fed Beef farmer. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

    God has blessed our family with severe multiple food allergies, intolerances, eczema, asthma, leaky guts, and yeast in our guts. In September 2010, a sister in the LORD planted the GAPS Diet seed. I looked into it, but I thought it was intimidating. God was patient with me as He continued to open my eyes to health and nutrition. A year later, I was considering one of three diets for my children and me: a colon cleansing diet, a leaky gut diet, and a Candida diet. In September 2011, God used that same sister in the LORD and her mother (another sister in the LORD) to encourage me to seriously consider the GAPS Diet. I knew that the GAPS Diet was hard work, so I prayed for God’s will for my children and me. Over the next couple of months, God kept making it clearer and clearer that He wanted me to trust and obey Him regarding the GAPS Diet. God even encouraged me through His Word, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

    If and when God places my children and me on your heart, I would appreciate it if you would pray for God to help us endure, and if it is His will for God to heal us for His honor and glory. Thank you for being one of our prayer warriors !

    Praying for God’s will..

    In the love of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    Your sister in our Lord Jesus Christ and fellow homeschooling mama,

    "The LORD is my Shepherd" Homestead

    "Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

    "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

    Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” John 10:27

  3. Michelle,

    So wonderful to meet you! I will absolutely be praying for you and for your family. I pray that God would heal all of you completely. It is, without a doubt, His will that all of you should be healed. He loves us so much and He is able. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of self-control!!!

  4. Michelle,

    I am thinking of you and praying for you and your precious family. I am wondering how you and your family are doing these days. We are still living in victory and are enjoying being free in Christ. If you did not see recent posts, I would encourage you to check out my more recent posts, particularly The GAPS Diet did NOT Heal Us, Healed Because of the GAPS Diet, and Another Child Healed Because of the GAPS Diet. Read the comments, too. God is so amazing and loving and wonderful! It is His will that you should be free! Oh, and Happy Mother's Day!