Welcome to Messages from the Heart!

“What a moment You have brought me to. Such a freedom I have found in You. You’re the healer who makes all things new. I’m not going back (in Sandra’s case, not looking back), I’m moving ahead. I’m here to declare to you my past is over.” are lyrics from Israel Houghton’s song entitled “Moving Forward.” As I listened to the song, I couldn’t help but cry because it defines this pivotal time in Sandra’s life.

As we travel through this journey of life, we encounter various challenges. Some seem unbearable and we often find ourselves asking the question, how can this be apart of God’s plan for my life? Why would God allow something so tragic or so painful? God’s word says the footsteps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord and He knows what it will take to carve us or mold us into His image. Our faith is established as we triumph in the face of adversity.

My heart rejoices as I write about my sister whom I’ve witness her unfolding story of how she’s seeing God through some difficult situations; situations that have allowed her to come to know Him as her personal Savior.

God has given us all a measure of faith! That measure creates a hunger for more of God. Just as the enemy temped Jesus because he knew that Jesus came for a purpose; he desires to derail, detain, distort, deny us of what God has planned for our lives. I pray as you read Sandra’s personal encounter with God, your lives will be empowered and you to will move forward!