Fall Update 2022
I Surrender All…
Anxiety, depression, addiction, shame, guilt, anger…we all want to be free!! We all want peace. But how can we be freed from these torturers in our life?
I came to Fresh Start desiring to be a leader who helped others to be set free. Yet I came to realize through my process that the prisoner that God wanted to set free first was me!!
I thought I had forgiven my father, yet anxiety was my constant companion.
What I didn’t realize was due to the affects of his rejection and abandonment in my life, I was trying to fill the God sized hole in my heart with everything but God. The affects of the wounds I’d experienced in my childhood had changed me into a hardened shell of the sweet, tender- hearted woman God created me to be. God lovingly opened my eyes to the fact that I was sitting on the throne of my heart. I was driving the car of my own life. I had unknowingly decided I could do a better job than God at running my life!! And guess where that left me? Anxious, exhausted and constantly striving. It’s stressful being in charge!
When God opened my eyes to the ways that I was trying to be the god of my own life, I crawled off the throne of my heart, fell on my knees and poured my heart out to the Lord. I asked Him to forgive me for trying to run my own life. I surrendered my all to Him. And a beautiful miracle happened…freedom came!! Anxiety was replaced with peace…fear with security…exhaustion with rest. Jesus is now on the throne of my heart, and I can trust all of my desires, dreams and my future into His Holy and most capable hands. Sweet surrender!!!
Living OUR Legacy: “Why Fresh Start”
Have you ever wondered what Fresh Start is and why is it so important? Is Fresh Start just another gospel ministry? We have been asked these questions. We believe that we have been entrusted with a very specific assignment. Fresh Start is a ministry that provides the biblical pathway to be Forgiven, Forgiving and Free. Many times we hear in ministries what you are supposed to do to be an obedient follower of Jesus Christ. The problem is that many people don’t know how to accomplish what they biblically know. The Bible says, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:15
The Cross is the centerpiece of the gospel. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 It is at this crossroads in life that you have the opportunity to repent of all known sin in your life and the right to run your own life, receive forgiveness and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be forgiven of your sins. (Romans 3:23, Luke 13:3) To know more about this foundational piece, contact stepuptolife.com.
The Bible also says, “But if you do not forgive other people, then your Father will not forgive your offenses(sins).” Matthew 6:15 This is a problem! I, for one, wanted to forgive someone in my life. I told God that I chose to forgive this person… many times, but nothing changed in my life. I still felt like an emotional hostage of this person and the situation. The problem was that there were obstacles and violations of scripture in my own life that were keeping me from experiencing true forgiveness and becoming free from the situation. I felt justified in my response. I wasn’t aware of these important biblical principles and how they related to me experiencing true forgiveness and freedom.
The Fresh Start Ministry provides opportunity to examine a problem and leads you in the biblical pathway to experience forgiveness of an offense, hurt, or loss in your life. Freedom is a by-product of your obedience. God does the transformation in your life as you participate in this biblical journey.
It’s Never Too Late For A Fresh Start!
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Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and investment in seeing men. women and young people in EVERY NATION, Forgiven, Forgiving and Free!