I have had a wonderful day with the Lord. I am giving my testimony tomorrow at our weekly discipleship program, EQUIP U. I have given my testimony before, but this time, I felt called to write a new one with a fresh outlook on it, as I have done a lot of growing over the past year. As I looked back today, I will be honest, it was painful, but for different reasons than before. I used to look back with horror and incredible pain that about took my breath away, but today I looked back and saw a world gone haywire, it grieved my heart to see what people do with the lives God blessed them with. I have had such incredible healing in my life, and through the pain in my story, God SET ME FREE! I am so excited to share tomorrow because I know that through my story, GOD CAN ALSO SET OTHERS FREE! I am praying for His spirit to reign down on me tomorrow night. Here is a brief portion of what God worked in me today as I was writing...at the end of this evening, I am left knowing that God is my redeemer, my provider, and my Source of peace!
You see for years I allowed my ungodly beliefs to define who I was, the choices I made, and the way I reacted to circumstances in my life. As I dug through my past, asked God to come in and heal the hurts, to enter into those moments of absolute horror and to bring peace, I found a new freedom. I am now experiencing a peace beyond understanding that the Lord promises in His word. I am free to love, to forgive, and to offer grace and mercy to others as Christ has done for me, and all of it can be summed up in one belief that was replaced…I went from I will always be an outsider, I will never be accepted by anyone so I must work to earn love and respect….to a new Godly belief that says, I belong to Jesus. I am a daughter to the King and an insider in His kingdom. I want to ask you, do you know that you belong to Jesus? That you were created on purpose for a purpose? Do you know that nothing can separate you from His love, absolutely nothing? Romans 8:38 (NLT) And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. And His word says this because you and I my friends…we all belong to Him….