It’s time for a profound movement of freedom; time to learn how to move forward, instead of allowing life to beat you down. I share a deep and genuine longing for thousands to hear this message of love and hope. My soul is full and I want to shout out with relentless faith, the purest delight, and a passion ignited by God. This message holds a truth that can never be denied.
Settle your hearts, quiet your soul. Allow your mind and thoughts to focus on these words. Nothing else matters right now. Bask and rest in this moment. This is intense and can change your life forever. This IS for the faint and weak-hearted, this is for the one who struggles day by day to carry on. This is for the beaten up, battered, bruised, pushed down, sold-out, drug user, thief, fornicator. This is also for the caring, genuine, sweet, give you the shirt off their back, strong, courageous and bold; type of person. This is for everyone.
What if……….. You are living in a sea of lies. You are living hopeless, doubting, desperate, and in a mediocrity that’s unacceptable to God. You believe a lie someone told you or horrible things they called you. You are holding onto someone’s opinion or unjustified judgment. Why are you allowing one or even a few people in your life to keep you down, hold you back, make you believe less about yourself? Why are you allowing people to dictate what dreams, desires, and goals you achieve? If this is you; you no longer have to live this way. This is where that path ends. This is where the lies stop, and truth finds you out.
This bible verse will change your life. “The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”(John 10:10) The enemy has planned against you since the day you were born. There’s a battle for your soul. The enemy plays dirty and intends to kill. He doesn't only want you physically dead, but he will accept any win. He will deplete your confidence, belittle you, emotionally cripple you, lie to your face, stab you in the back, wound, and leave you for dead. He will turn people against you; insult you, toy with your thinking, whisper death into your being. You must realize, he has come for you before and he doesn't intend to leave you alone. Look back into your life and clearly see where he’s been. Maybe you invited him in with sin, maybe he cleverly snuck in uninvited. There is no denying, he has messed with you before.
Do you run and hide in fear? No. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Do you look at your past and determine because of it, you have no future? Do you look into a mirror and believe the negativity your eyes have learned to believe? Do you live by wrong thinking and act on pessimistic feelings? NO! You surrender and submit to God; ask Him to renew your mind and reveal truth. God says, “For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) It's time to press past the discouragement, pain and insecurity you feel. You have to press past the lies of the devil and the criticism of others. You have to press into the future, press into God and press through the darkness, to get to the light! Hold your head up. Be confident knowing you are a child of the Most High God. You are called by name, loved, cherished, protected, and highly favored. "You are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." (1 John 4:4)
I have gone through some desert time; I have seen only mirages of hope and tasted tiny droplets of water to quench my thirst. Times have been difficult. I knew God was with me but felt a lacking of His presence. I encourage you, if this is you right now to keep on keeping on. Press into God. Pray and pray hard. It’s during these times the enemy fights for our souls; and for the souls of our loved ones and family. There is so much going on spiritually we can't see. But we are called to trust God, pray and believe in Him. I am now seeing answers to my prayers, gaining wisdom, insight and revelation I need. God's power and strength is surging in many areas of my life and in our family. I believe for only better things to come. I have hope in the faithful God we serve! I know with God all things are possible. I pray God touches you in supernatural ways with divine love and the outpouring of His spirit. Hold fast, stand strong, don’t give up. It is worth the fight. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
I invite and encourage you to read my newly released book called, “Raised by Strangers”. There is hope, freedom, love, courage and healing waiting for you. “Therefore, as the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD." (1 Corinthians 1:31)
Here is my story:
When I was just five years old, I was kidnapped and forced to live a life burdened with cruel and bizarre physical and emotional abuse. My will to survive, inspired by an invisible hope, helped me fight the demons and stay alive as I endured haunting experiences.
Through this gripping story, I share ways I have learned to overcome my horrendous past and rise above the ugliness of humanity with faith and forgiveness.
Learn the power of hope. Find the courage and strength for healing, how to face your fears, forgive offenses, and live a life of freedom. You will learn your past doesn’t have to define you or forecast your future.
Raised by Strangers is available in all digital formats and in paperback on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Nobles
Passionately leading you closer to Jesus Christ. Helping you break through insecurity and doubt, encouraging you to live a life of freedom and healing. Motivating you to a deeper level of faith in Jesus Christ.