If you’ve met me in recent years and know my super simple lifestyle of being on the road for Jesus wearing mostly thrift shop clothes, living really economically, staying in low budget hotels and motels lots of people wouldn’t want to go near, having few possessions, having no permanent residence as I go from place to place telling the world about Jesus, getting no regular salary, having no social life so I can be totally available to the Lord and ministry, etc. you may have a hard time believing this.
I am an Ivy League graduate who once worked in the Wall Street area copy editing financial publications, drinking to no end, “falling in love” with a still-married-but-supposedly-getting-divorced alcoholic after chasing after numerous other men in bars, and wearing high heels, stockings, and relatively expensive clothes. The short version of DECADES of my life is I was broken beyond human hope and repair.
Today I’m a totally devoted follower of Jesus. I live and breathe to love, serve, & glorify the Lord and help others do the same! The same sin-ridden broken woman who click-clicked in those heels in my years of ever-spiraling-downward brokenness who contemplated suicide on/off for about 20 years has been blessed to minister on death row a few times amid what is now years of incredible ministry opportunities. Talk about miraculous transformation!
I will be forever thankful for what God has done with me, is doing with me, has yet to do with me, and does through me to love and help others. I am here to encourage you who are reading this to be totally devoted to the Lord and to yield yourself completely to the transformative work He desires to do in your life! Be thankful and praise the Lord for what He will do when you yield yourself entirely to Him!
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Rom. 12:1-2 KJV