I love this image because it reminds me of how free I feel now. God has taken me on the ride of a lifetime (and I don’t think it’s stopping anytime soon). I used to feel that my identity was as a victim. I was sick all of the time. I had chronic pain for years. I struggled with feelings of hopelessness and despair. I believed that I was suffering “for God”…because He wanted me to. It helped me to find meaning in my pain. The problem was, I didn’t realize that God was so good and He wanted to heal me. That pain and suffering was never his creation in the first place. It was introduced into the world back in the Garden of Eden, in the third chapter of Genesis.
I had stopped hoping or believing for healing for myself. I had lots of reasons in my mind why I “deserved” this or that condition, or why it “made sense” that I would struggle with this or that. Every time I thought those things, I was agreeing with the devil and essentially giving him permission to have his way in my body.
Not any more. My eyes have been opened and I have learned the kind of authority I have in Christ. I am now in agreement with the culture of the kingdom of heaven. If it’s allowed in heaven, I allow it here. If it’s not allowed in heaven, I don’t allow it here (by the authority of the power of Jesus’ name, of course, not mine.)
I realize all of this may sound a little crazy to you, and that’s okay. The good news is, though I sound crazy, I’m also seeing miracles on a near-daily basis. Just experiencing divine health and divine healing for so many months now is a miracle on its own. I’ve had a recent back injury that has been healed miraculously – more than once, actually.
I have so much more to tell you! I’m a little uncertain how to blog and write a book at the same time, to be honest. But I feel like it’s time to be doing just that. It all feels uncomfortably like a lot of self-promotion, but my heart is really not in self-promoting: it’s in GOD-promoting! Not that He needs my promotion, mind you, but there is POWER in a story, a testimony of His goodness. And He’s promised me that I will OVERCOME by the “blood of the Lamb and the word of [my] testimony” (see Rev. 12:11). I love my identity as Overcomer and I’m believing my testimony will release greater power, faith, and grace into your life as you read it.
Let’s do this!