I'm so excited to share my new book, Secret Struggles, with you all!!!
This book is very near and dear to me for so many reasons. For starters, it is the foundation of what Changed Hearts is all about:
Vision: To see hearts changed and people made whole through Jesus Christ.
It also has a special place in my heart because I've literally had to walk out every word in this book. As I was writing it, and even once it was finished, I found myself struggling in a number of areas that I discussed in the book. I felt empty, I isolated myself, and I looked at different areas in my life and felt like I had screwed up. I remember singing I Am No Victim by Kristene DiMarco and there's a part where she says,
I am who He says I am. He is who He says He is. I'm defined by all His promises and shaped by every word He says.
Every time I would sing that part, I would find myself thinking , "I am defined by all my weaknesses." I knew that wasn't true but it sure did feel like it. I told God that I didn't want to release this book and promote it all while being bound myself. That's crazy, right! I didn't want to just preach freedom, I wanted to live a free life. The next day I went up for an altar call and the woman asked me what I needed prayer for. I told her wholeness and freedom. God met me with revival and restoration on that day. There was no judgment, guilt, or shame-but there was freedom.
I share this because I want you to know that I believe in what I wrote. I believe that God is a restorer. I believe that He is a chain breaker. I believe that where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17). I believe that whom the Son sets free is indeed (John 8:36)! I believe it because He's done it for me, on more than one occasion, and I know that He will do it for you too.
I want to give you hope to know that you don't have to remain the same. You don't have to remain stuck in broken cycles. Everything you've been carrying, you don't have to hide it any longer. You don't have to hide behind the mask of pretending as you struggle with so much in silence and in secret.
No more bondage. No more defeat. No more chains holding you.
Declare it today and say it like you believe it!