The decision to invite Jesus into my life changed everything—especially for my family. Prior to the retreat, my husband, Richard, and I had been experiencing serious marital issues. We had been on the brink of divorce more than once. But, my encounter with Jesus had changed me. When I came home from the retreat, it didn’t take Richard long to realize something big had happened in my heart.
Because of this, he began to seek after what I had experienced and eventually also gave His heart to God.
In the wake of my God encounter, like most new Christians, I began enthusiastically getting to know Jesus. Over the next eleven years, I diligently sought Him with passion and dedication. As a result, I was growing and experiencing positive change in myself and my relationships. Yet, for the most part, I was still in the driver’s seat of my life. Jesus was my Savior, but I had not fully surrendered to the transforming work of His Holy Spirit. Instead, I focused my energy on serving and “getting things done” for the Kingdom.
I knew something was missing, and I was totally exhausted. I wanted more, but I did not know what that more was.
This is an excerpt from my new book Loved Like Jesus.
I wrote it because I want you to experience the deep love that your heavenly Father has for you. Living from this reality as a much loved son or daughter, you can rest in a confident connection with Him and experience abundant living and lasting freedom.
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Thanking Him for you,