Breaking Ground

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV

Today, K-Love was playing the song “Look What You’ve Done” by Tasha Layton. Suddenly something unique happened in my heart. As I listened to the song, tears began to fall down my face. I had to stop what I was doing. I was unable to contain or explain what I was experiencing. My heart was so full of joy, yet I couldn’t stop sobbing.

For years, I’ve brought into the enemy’s lies that I’m not good enough—not a good mother, wife, friend and especially not good enough for God. But even when I couldn’t see it, God was breaking ground and tearing down every lie I had been holding on to since I could remember. I had no idea that the enemy was using these strongholds as excuses to bind me.

But Jesus has been at work in my heart all these years. He was breaking down and removing every brick. Although it has been a long journey, Jesus’ love for me has broken down every wall and has set me free. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Cor. 10:4)

While I was experiencing this spiritual revival in my heart, I heard a student’s testimony on K-Love about what happened at Asbury University in Kentucky yesterday. The Lord led a few students to the chapel, where they began to pray openly and confess their sins, worries, pains, and concerns to the Lord.
He has been leading more and more people to join them during the past ten days. That was the revival being discussed on the news, Tick tock, and other social media sites.

What makes this so unique is that we don’t need to travel to Kentucky to connect with God and experience a spiritual revival in our hearts. That’s exactly what happened to me today! We can do it from wherever we are. By surrendering to Him all our hurts and pains and allowing Him to do what He does best: repair and transform our hearts.

Friends, even though I knew Jesus loved me and gave His life for me, I still believed the lies that I wasn’t good enough. But I was wrong; Jesus never stopped loving me or working in me to transform me into His image. God knows the real me. Despite knowing what I’ve done, He still chose me.

I’m not there yet; I’m a work in progress. Every moment, I am being transformed, until one day I will be able to say like Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)

Thank you, Father, for your faithfulness and unfailing love for me and my family. Thank you for showing me the areas that need to be torn down. Lord, You are the God of revival. Revive our hearts and tear down any stronghold that keeps us from completely surrendering our hearts to You. In Jesus’ name, I praise and give You all the glory, amen.

Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978,1984,2011 by Biblica Inc.

I have often asked the Lord if writing is His calling in my life; after all, I'm a teacher, not a writer. Through the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, the Lord taught me that Luke had no idea that his study would ever impact our life. He wrote for the One, his friend, Theophilus. Yet, God used Luke, a doctor, to share the truth about Who Jesus was and why He came. So, why do I write? I write to share the truth of who Jesus is and what He has done in my life.

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