Women Of Faith Conference

 

I had an amazing time at the Westbow Book Signing on Saturday in Orlando, Summer 2015. I saw old friends from school, met new friends who have become special in my life, and shared the experience with a very special friend.  I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to share my book with many ladies to begin a healing journey for their hearts, or the opportunity to use it as a tool for helping to heal others hearts.   I experienced tears of joy, hearts of thankfulness, and spirits who are ready to receive what the Lord has waiting for them; then going to share it with others. I can’t begin to express what this event did for my spirit.  Praise reports have come in since the event and women have been touch, healed and now walking in freedom.  It is our heart the Lord cares about and wants to be made whole.  He knows the timing and it is perfect.

Your Journey is not Alone

Your Journey is not Alone

Each of us in our life has had some type of journey to go on, whether it was spiritual, emotional, or physical.  You may have physically traveled on an adventure or climbed to the top of a mountain or you may have some trauma in your past which is now deep in your heart and the wounds need an emotional healing journey. You may at one time been very close to the Lord and walked away and He is drawing you back to Him.  That is a spiritual journey.

Whatever the journey may be, it will take time.  Did you get where you are overnight? Then it’s gonna take the time to get back or to reach another destination, go to another level, or to be healed completely from something from your past.  Know that as you begin whatever journey you need to begin you aren’t alone.

Read the following devotion, which is from my book, Brick By Brick Healing His Way

The Journey

So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. —Isaiah 41:10

Oh, My child, how I long to see you totally healed. It will be a process, a journey you will take while I lead, holding your hand. You will not be alone, for I am with you through all the painful memories that you will encounter. My love is strong enough for you. Hold on and get ready for the bumps, scrapes, and bruises. Yet My tender love and mercy will see you through all that is ahead. Depend on Me and My strength, for without Me you are nothing. It is My Spirit in you that will comfort you in times like these.

Nothing is hidden from Me. I see all. I see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where the road of your healing will take you. There is a victory at the end of the journey. It is My peace, which surpasses all understanding, that will get you through. Let go and let Me be God. Your healing will come in time. The healing process has to begin one stone at a time, one brick at a time, one boulder at a time. Soon the wall of pain will come tumbling down and I will be here to help you build a new heart that is no longer in the dark—a heart filled with light and My love.

Prayer:  God, hold my hand and show me how to walk this journey according to Your ways and will for my life.  I know You are with me.  I need Your loving arms around me as I walk through this journey of healing.

Thought Reflect:

:  What bricks do I need to deal with first?  Please show me, Father.

 

A Growing Heart

A Growing Heart

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns.” Isaiah 52:7
 
Recently my husband dropped me off in the Great Smoky Mountains to attend a  post-abortion healing retreat, Go Deeper Still. He then went to stay in a campground and have his own retreat with the Lord. The mountains are God’s country, so peaceful, and yet very unpredictable in the path you follow at times. You have to be an experienced backpacker to know what to do when the path takes a different turn than you expected. Serving the Lord is the same way. We need to be willing to leave our comfort zone and totally depend on the Lord and where He is guiding us. This can be scary at times, and to be honest, it has for me lately.
I was recently reminded the Lord gives us the grace to go to the next level He is calling us to. Let go of where you came from and move on ahead. This is how we grow. The easy way of life is an escape of what the Lord has for you, the hardship He allows you to go through, helps your growth and getting to the next level and blessings He has for you. Be adventurous and see where the Lord takes you.

A Servant’s Humble Heart

A Servant’s Humble Heart

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet”. John 13:14
Have you ever allowed someone to wash your feet clean and to perfection? If you are a woman reading this you have when you’ve gone for a pedicure! Sometimes your feet need extra attention because you have neglected them. You can’t believe you let it go this long. Yet when it’s all over, you walk away feeling lighter, refreshed and brand new.
Compare washing feet with what your Savior does for you. All of us come to Jesus broken with wounded hearts, trying to act like everything is okay. Yet our hearts are hurting and need Jesus’ cleansing blood to wash over us and begin to heal us. Many times He puts others in our path to begin to help us heal. We are Jesus’ hands and feet, His mouthpiece to serve others and meet them where they are. Are you willing to humble yourself and go where few want to go; to be a light in someone’s heart as The Great Healer uses you to serve and help others? Going to the messy, painful places with someone and walking this journey with them is not an easy task. Yet, the Lord will guide your steps and keep you humble along the way. In the end, the transformation of one’s heart is worth all you endured along the path.

A Reminiscent Heart

A Reminiscent Heart
“Be careful not to forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” Deuteronomy 6:12
 
Have you begun to look over this past year and see where you were 12 months ago? Did you feel the Father’s arms holding you when you felt like giving up? Did you hear His voice encouraging you not to give up and you would make it? Did you see His hand upon your circumstances creating a way when there seemed no other way? Do you recall the ray of sunshine which showed you there is light at the end of the tunnel? OR, maybe your year was one of: “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me! With God all things are possible”. My God is Jehova Jira, my provider! My God is rest, peace and all knowing!!
Those of us who have made the Lord Jesus, just that, the Lord in our life, know that life is not always perfect. The Lord has a purpose for all He allows in our life. As we begin to look back over our year, remember who brought you out of “your Egypt” and the life of bondage. He saw your struggles and felt your pain; He sees your successes and feels your peace. The Lord has a plan for you. He is all knowing, and that alone will give your heart a peace that passes all understanding. Don’t look back and regret, look back to see how far you have come. What did the Lord do to help you grow stronger and become totally dependent on Him? Be careful as you end 2016. Remember how much the Lord loved you as He walked 2016 with you and set your feet on the solid ground. Look forward to what is ahead. You may not know what is around the corner, yet your Lord does and He’s with you as you totally surrender and trust Him to walk with you once again, on a new journey of growth.

Arleen’s Story

I have read dozens of self-help books and followed all their instructions and my life never got better.  I never found a book that addressed the effects of abortion and also offered a curriculum for healing.  This is what Brick by Brick Healing His Way a Devotional and Journal for Healing a Woman’s Heart and its accompanying Brick By Brick Workbook offers.  It reads as if God is speaking directly to the reader. An intimacy develops between our Creator and the reader so that the burden of pain can be shared.  There have been over 60 million abortions since 1973, when it became legal.  This translates to 60 million women and an equal amount of men that suffer from the condition of Post Abortion Syndrome, too many it is called PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.  I was one of those women after choosing abortion three times in my life.  I pray that these books find themselves in the hands of a wounded person so that they can be free from the prison of guilt and shame.  I have also learned that the effects are not limited to the parents but also to the grandparents.  I am such a grandparent.   As a phone consultant for the Abortion Hotline I met family members – sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles – that were affected by their family member’s choice.  The cancer of guilt spreads to everyone who learns about the decision and makes them feel that perhaps they could have done something.  We, who have found healing, have a strong desire to help others.  I believe that this is evidence of the healing that has taken place.   Under the direction of God Himself, Keven Covert was chosen to write these books as her contribution.  I admire her obedience and courage to take on such a project and on behalf of those whose healing will be found because these books are available I say Thank You.

Brick By Brick has a post-abortion healing study, Brick by Brick Workbook, which allows a woman to begin her healing from her past and offers freedom in the process, finding hope and forgiveness from the Heavenly Father.

Arleen Wong: Post-Abortion, Sexual Integrity and Co-Dependency/Anger Facilitator, Celebrate Recovery Training Coach