The Lord has been blowing me away with how He has brought things full circle on the 5 year anniversary of being called into full time ministry.
The Celebrate Recovery (CR) ministry I had been involved with for almost 10 years at my church closed its doors right before I was introduced to Time To Revive (TTR). While the revive team was here for engage week in October of 2015, I saw a friend of mine get saved on a video of one of their encounters. This friend had sat at my dining room table for a year going through a step study and I assumed she was saved. When I saw the encounter, I knew I wanted to be a part of what they were doing.
Since being with TTR, I have gotten to share the Gospel at the very church in Ohio I got married (the first time) at a CR meeting! I had many regrets that began in the sanctuary of that church and the Lord totally redeemed that for me!
A few years ago I was trained in the inner healing and deliverance ministry. I stood in awe of how easily the demons I had been dancing with for so long could be evicted from my temple and how quickly the Lord could heal a memory that the enemy used to taunt me with. I longed to be able to implement these new tools with those still struggling. During an outreach in Sweetwater, TX my team was invited to a CR meeting where we were able to present the Gospel in large group. When they broke out into open share groups, my team was able to pray individually with several of the girls and they received inner healing and deliverance right there on the spot! FREEDOM Lord! We thank You for the work that was completed on the cross!
Neil and I moved churches after revive came to Tupelo. Since, Neil helped launch a new CR which has recently changed its name to Elevation Recovery. I have only attended a few times. This week however, I was able to share my testimony about what the Lord has done in and through me! I felt led to go through the Bible and wristbands with them. One of the participants came up to me and said her boyfriend prayed the prayer of salvation! GLORY!!! I was elated! One more for Your Kingdom Lord, one more!
I have never really known where I fit into TTR, but this year the Lord has revealed I am an intercessor. I am part of a prayer team that is constantly interceding on behalf of the ministry, my team, and land He has called us to! How cool is it that He gave me a chance to share that with the ministry I hold so dear to my heart! Oh how BIG He is! Oh how GOOD and LOVING He is! Great is His FAITHFULNESS!