Hello, my name is regret
I’m pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I’m the whisper inside
That won’t let you forgetHello, my name is defeat
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I’ll drag you right back down again
‘Til you’ve lost all beliefThese are the voices, these are the lies
And I have believed them, for the very last timeHello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, and I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true KingI am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it’s true
Just take a look at my lifeHello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been… Full lyrics on Google Play
I have met some amazing authors at Proverbs 31 and one of them is Suzanne Ellers. She has written The Unburdened Heart and The Mended Heart . She has a great blog that you can sign up. Today is Live Free Thursday, where she is encouraging us to tell our stories.
My story has evolved over time. As many of you know I have been a Christian since I was eleven years old. I married my high school sweetheart but I was very unhappy while I was going to nursing school. I actually worked my way through college with the sole purpose to divorce my husband. I was filled with hate. But God had other plans for me, after a short separation in 1989, I reunited with my husband. However, it was not until 1996 that I realized I loved my husband. I read Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker and had gone through the Steps to Freedom realizing my hurt, anger and pain and God restored my love for my husband.
In 1996, I began serving in the ministry of Freedom In Christ and since then I have served as an encourager helping women to find the freedom that Jesus already paid the price. In Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Ephesians 3:12 says, “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Once we accept Christ, we are a new creation.
As many of you know, I had one more battle that I was not free in and that was with my idol called food, needing approval and love. Since 2010 I have been on a journey of healing. In 2014, I met my goal of losing 1o3 pounds.
I have read many books and searched the bible and listened to music. Many of the people that have helped me are Dr. Nick Yphantides, Lysa TerKeurst, Wendy Blight, Wendy Pope, Suzanne Ellers, Karen Ehman, Becky Tirabassi, Neil Anderson, Charles Swindoll, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dennis Keating, and Tracie Miles. Proverbs 31 ministry team I am in awe of you, Melissa Taylor and my online group 35. To those I have met online, I am so touched by you.
I hope that you will discover the truth about who you are in Christ. I have had an amazing journey one that is filled with many twist and turns. I hope that through my blog many are encouraged because that is what God has asked me to do to encourage. He has given me beauty for ashes. I was broken and now I am healing. I am a work in progress. How about you, will you share your story with me?