I was invited to preach in the ladies prison in South Burlington last fall and I finally made a date to visit and share with the ladies. So with all due diligence, I prepared my message, sent in my info to have a background check. I was cleared to go February 21st and was I NERVOUS and EXCITED!!
What a wild day! I was almost not permitted into the prison as an email didn’t make its way to the party responsible to verify every guest…Now we had a near crisis. I quickly messaged a brother to PRAY, then BOOM… Breakthrough… thanks Goodness. We got into the prison room to do church about 30 minutes late…
With 45 minutes to bring it, I shared my story, I shared about identity, I shared The Fathers Love Letter…wrapping it up with this:
The Father was the One who was with me from the womb when the devil was trying to kill me. From the times of abuse, hunger, loneliness, rejected and abandoned, He was there to comfort my heart and he was my Perfect father.
Through our tiny infant daughters open heart surgery, devastated marriage, and our teen daughters struggles, Father God was the one who carried me through.
He then showed my identity to me as his daughter, look this position comes with Benes! Joint heir with Jesus!
You don’t have to settle for the words spoken over you, reports about you, things done to you! You can be free. My prison was internal and it was terrible, but God set me free…all the power in the name of Jesus was there to break every chain!!!
This is for you as well! So Dream big! Dream hard! Ask God about what assignment he has for you! Promotions are on the way! He is working as you respond in obedience and all the power that raised Jesus from the dead is alive and well in you!!
Be a cycle breaker and a Catalyst to set others free through your story your assignment and be the Great and glorious daughter that God sees you as.
You are enough, you are worthy, you are lovely, and you are mighty!
(I closed in prayer and with this song from Moriah Peters~Brave)
I believe we are all victims of our own thoughts that imprison us, things that hinder us from fully recognizing who we are, because of who Jesus is and how very much the Father loves and delight in us. Be Brave~heather