As I sit here and contemplate last year (2014), I am in awe of the work God can do once we chose to allow Him!
Last year at this time, I was not healed from my abortion experience from back in 1981. Not only was I not healed…I had no desire to be healed. There was a small still voice in my head (wonder WHO THAT could have been) that was telling me it was time – but the flesh is a mighty thing to battle when we face tough issues in our lives.
I had just been married (January 1, 2014) to the love of my life, Dan, and I was perfectly content to live my life minding my own business.
BUT….God had other plans!
At the end of January, a young women by the name of Laura Morrison, was on my husband’s radio program announcing a new post-abortion healing study in our area. It was named, “Surrendering the Secret” and had never been taught in Abuquerque, NM. As I sat and listened to her, my spirit stirred.
This was on a Monday – I was in that class 2 days later (February 5, 2014). A part of me was dreading the experience but another part was sitting there with hopeful anticipation that maybe this was IT. Maybe this was the moment of healing and peace that I knew my Savior wanted me to finally attain.
And the healing and peace came! And my experience has turned my life upside down! I went from being the woman who could not even utter the word “ABORTION” to the woman who “you DO NOT want to ask what God is doing in her life because I guarantee you WILL hear about it”.
Let me tell you what GOD has done! He has used me and my precious husband in ways unimaginable to bring HIS healing to women in our community.
I have been able to lead studies and go public about my abortion with the goal of bringing encouragement to my post-abortive sisters out there… That there is hope!! There is peace at the end of the tunnel!
AND now Dan & I have started a new ministry called Surrendered Hearts Post-Abortion Ministries New Mexico with the goal of reaching the post-abortive women of our state and connect together to have one voice about the trauma of abortion and the harm it causes women!
We have our website up at www.surrenderedheartsnm.com. This website is a culmination of everything God has accomplished in the last 11 months! Please take a look around. It reflects my heart and most of all it reflects the undying gratefulness I have for my Savior!
That HE would take a wretch like me and use me – is beyond ANYTHING I can comprehend. My precious friend…GOD can take you no matter where YOU are and use you in a mighty way. It is NEVER too late.
You are exactly who HE created and is waiting for you to allow HIM to make whatever messes you have made in your life and to turn them around for HIS GLORY. He will make something beautiful out of the ashes in your life as Isaiah 61:3 says,
“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.”
Let 2015 be the year you turn to our Heavenly Father and allow Him to turn your ashes into beauty.
Make 2015 be your best year yet!