Jesus Did It!
GOD KEPT ME ALIVE TO KEEP USING ME
By: Lanny Olis
First of all I want to thank everybody for their prayers and well wishes during my stay in the hospital. I am out and doing much better, praise God. I would like to share with you all what I plan on sharing with the members of my church this Sunday. As many of you may or may not know, I nearly had my homecoming in December of 2007. A cardiac episode of all places, at a Raiders game, resulted in me in congestive heart and lung failure. I was hospitalized for nearly 45 days. My heart's refraction rate was only working at 15% of its capacity. When I was discharged I had an oxygen tank in tow behind me, and carried a bag that contained 23 bottles of pills.
Over the last three years through my faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, a changed lifestyle, eating right, taking better care of myself and a lot of prayers, I am no longer in need of the oxygen tank, and down to 13 bottles of pills. At the beginning of August of this year, I began to feel sluggish and constantly tired. I thought that maybe the job of managing the band and the hours associated with the business was taking its toll on me. So for the month of September, I took it really easy and did not book the band any additional gigs. Both myself and the fellas deserved and needed a rest. When October rolled around, I was still feeling crappy and noticed that my blood pressure had become abnormally low for me. I monitored it for about a week and as the week progressed, it continued to drop.
I called my doctor's office and the earliest they could see me was the following Thursday, but if I felt worse to go to ER. On this past Monday evening, I took my blood pressure prior to going to bed and it was 65/55, and at that time I was unaware that I was very close to checking out and went to bed. In the middle of the night, I dreamed that I was at church and was leading Sunday worship singing my favorite song, "My Mind Stayed on Jesus." The dream seemed so real that I actually woke myself up singing the song. I got up and went to the kitchen to get a drink and went back to sleep. The next day, I was at my sonís house after paying respects to my father on his birthday and told him of what had happened the night before, and he told me it was awesome to be praising the Lord and Jesus in my sleep. I ended up playing with my grandson and granddaughter later that day. I picked up my grandson and felt this sharp pain in my chest; it felt like I was going to pass out. I put my grandson down and realized I needed to go to the ER.
When I got there, they took my blood pressure and the nurse looked at it and she goes, ďOh MY, Mr. Olis! How are you FEELING?!Ē
I told her, ďThe pain in my chest has subsided, but Iím still light headed.Ē
I asked her what my blood pressure was, and she told me it was 63/52. I asked her whether that was bad and she responded by telling me to relax, and she summoned the doctor immediately.
I was hospitalized and my blood pressure stabilized. After a myriad of tests, the doctor told me the next morning that it appeared that my heart had somehow rejuvenated and rebuilt itself and he had no medical explanation as to why.
Most people with a heart in my condition will require a pacemaker or some other device to help it work properly. My heart refraction rate was now at 55% and the medicines I was taking to control my blood pressure was too high a dosage, and that one of my medicines for my heart that was going to discontinued. As he was telling me this my body got all tingly and I even got goose bumps.
After he left, I laid there thinking: First of all thanking God, and then thinking about how I mysteriously woke myself up early Monday morning singing that song. Had that not have happened and I did not get up, walk to the kitchen and get my heart pumping Ö I probably would not be here typing this note.
It is by the grace of God that I am able to share this story with you. It just wasnít my time. HE has a lot of work for me to do, and sending this to you, Iím sure was one of my assignments. I used to think when I heard testimonies from others that they were weirdoes. Well - I realize now that I was the one who was weird.
I am living proof that there is power in prayer and having faith in God. Some of you reading this will praise God; others of you will scoff and think Iím weird. Donít be as I once was. Give your all to Jesus Christ and donít ever underestimate what God can do.
Also Ė donít abuse your health. We are a 3Ėpart being: spirit, soul and physical body. We need to take care of all three parts so we can function at peak efficiency. When we neglect one part of our body, it affects the other two parts in one way or another.
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"And this gospel of the
died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a witness
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(Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).
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