Never forget where you came from.

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“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” Ephesians 2:4-5

No matter how high or how far God takes you, never forget where you came from. I was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta, GA, in a neighborhood where drug dealers lived, prostitution wasn’t too far away, and it wasn’t safe to walk around at night. I was born at the roughest hospital in the state where no one wanted to go. I was raised by a single mother who wasn’t always there because she had to work hard to provide, and because she wasn’t there, I experienced molestation which opened the door to all kinds of evil.

The enemy tried his best to snatch me up early, but God came into my life at the age of twelve at a church revival that my mother took me to…no, dragged me to. It was at that revival that I encountered God’s presence and His overwhelming love in a way that I had never known before, and I wasn’t the same. The LORD didn’t just change my life, He gave me life. He gave me hope when I had none. He gave me a future. I cringe to think of where I would be today if it wasn’t for JESUS. He made the difference in my life.

And I haven’t forgotten. I haven’t forgotten where I come from. I haven’t forgotten how the LORD saved and rescued me, and that’s why I’m so passionate about reaching as many women as I can. I want to give women–young and old–the same encounter with the LORD that I had 25 years ago. Thinking if only I can get them to encounter the LORD and His overwhelming love and His holy presence as I did in that church revival their lives will never be the same.

I hear the LORD saying, “Do you remember how I saved you? Do you remember how I redeemed your life from a destructive path? Do you remember how I pulled you out of sin and placed your feet on a firm foundation in Me? You remembering is the secret to your humility. You remembering is the secret to your heart being filled with compassion and a longing to reach others. It will cause you to press forward into My divine purpose and plan for your life and glorify Me.”

(Read Ephesians 2)

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