Thank you for opening your heart and your life so that others may find freedom in God. My life has been similar to yours; at 55 I am still finding that I need to allow God to power wash me and make me clean
I’m blown away by transparency like this
We encourage our racers to blog about their lives on the World Race. We encourage them to be as vulnerable as possible. It gets them to a place of freedom and it shows readers who share their experience that they’re not alone. It can be a great stimulus to healing and developing community.
Every now and then, I’ll read a blog that is so courageous it that it blows me away.
What Amie shares is so raw, it’s shocking. You want to turn away from it. But it also contains the seeds of connection.
I believe young people like Amie are dying for connection and are willing to take great risks to get it. I bless Amie for the gift that she gives us all as she shares the following:
I am not that girl anymore the girl who treats sex and lust casually that does not mean that I don’t struggle or battle these things daily just like Paul’s thorn in his side God has also given me thorns in mine but the beauty is he continually takes one out daily and does not let the pain become unbearable because he is right there holding my hand showering me with His grace and love ..
Today as I sit in his presence he gave me this vision that sometimes. Allow myself to believe that I am too dirty to be cleansed by him and instead of running to him I hide from him but today he reminded me that no matter how much mud I have allowed myself to be covered by, he has the power to clean it off.
Even if it takes a power washer to get the dirt off yes – it may sting, but it will heal and in the end I will be cleansed.
As God has been preparing me for the world race the less I have taken showers and been cleansed physically but he is cleaning the inside of me first then the outside will shine out of a result of me being cleanses on the inside.
I can’t wait to see how God will use your boldness! What an am amazing testimony!
Thank you so much Amie for preaching the best sermon to me with your life. You have witnessed through this blog not from a place of weakness but of strength in HIM who has power to cleanse us inside out. I can relate with some of the issues you raise and I tell you, some will be lifelong as you put it “thorn in the flesh”. God will deliberately allow such to lovingly show us how much we depend on HIM and all HE is.
I love you darling Amie. You are one of the greatest Minister of the Gospel of our time. The story of your life is a worthy epistle of the Gospel.
Thank you for sharing Amie.
Thanks Seth for ministering through Amie today. What a “Dad” you are!!!
Great heart! Now if the rest of us can be this honest; especially, those of us who minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. True church is in the heart of this young sister of Jesus… Think of the inner healing & deliverance if all of us in the body of Christ become I John 1:7 & fellowship in the light – then the evil one can come & he has no place (shame, secret sin, guilt, condemnation, etc..) in us!
Wow! All I can say is wow! Thank you for baring it all and sharing your deepest thoughts and your deepest troubles. You have given me much to think about too. God is using you to help make a change in others too. I will pray for you and your continued healing and walk with the Lord. You ARE a minister to many others. God is using your openness and your struggles to help free many others from their chains. You are setting the example for others to bare their souls and free them. God bless you!
your article has truly touched me today,your transparency is refreshing in a young person, may God bless you with healing in all areas of your life and pray you feel a freedom from Bondage that lifts your soul this very day!!
Wow!!! Amie…. The Lord hands is already on you and i can see another Joyce Meyer who will be used mightily by God. You have a purpose and a destiny to fulfill Amie….So GO 4 IT GIRL!!!!!!!
Healing always begins with honesty. And Aime has modeled that here. Bless her Father in every way.
Oh Amie, I love what God is doing in you. I’m thinking of the trafficked girls we work with in the Philippines and how only God can bring forgiveness, grace and mercy – IN ALL OF US!
God bless you REAL GOOD!
Thank you Amie for your strength, courage, and obedience. We never know how the Lord can use these in our lives but know today He used them in a powerful way in my life. My the Father’s love be poured out over you!
beautiful! so proud of you lil sis! your testimony has (honestly) blessed my life this morning!
especially two (2) things i walk away with:
“49. Right now there is more me in me than Jesus in me. my desire and hope is that this changes each day I am on this earth.”
were this ALL our honest prayer could we imagine where Jesus would take us??
2)” i am not that girl anymore that..”
Amen!.. to that! if we could think on all that we are not (any longer) how liberated would we be??!
to imagine that when the enemy would try to remind us who we were if we could boldly profess SO how FREE we would be?!
thank you for sharing. my continued prayer is that you NOT give room to doubt, fear nor condemnation! you keep declaring ALL that God has made.. is making you to be- a God fearing, young woman, perfected and sanctified DAILY!!
love a big sis!
Your courage to be vulnerable and transparent is going to not only set you free, but thousands of other, old and young, male and female… I give you a standing ovation, with gratitude!
You are brave in a very powerful way. Thank you for giving me courage. You are a beautiful daughter of The King.