Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 11 - Eleven Pipers Piping

It was in May of 2013 that I really discovered my heart and its need to be heard. It began my journey of transformation. I had not ever dared to dream that where I had been through my life’s incredible events could become a place of life for both myself and others.

That year, I had just left a very toxic world that I had felt “stuck in” for a very long time. It included emotional and physical abuse with chains of torment and fear that had haunted me on a daily basis for years. Now here I was sitting in a classroom, hearing for the first time how God could and wanted to heal people from life’s torment and trauma.

Did you know that the bible says that our heart is the source of life? I didn’t then, but now I understand. As I attended that course, more importantly, I attended to my heart. I learned how bitter the foundation of my heart’s belief system had become and how promises made to protect myself really kept me in charge of securing a future, rather than letting God. As a result of choosing to “look into the wounded place” of my own heart and let go of the trauma and pain, God has brought me into an incredible depth of healing and peace.

It wouldn’t have been possible without a number of mentors and trustworthy guides along my walk into life and freedom. I am thankful for a God that can and will lead, when I give Him permission to touch and change my heart with the truth. I stand amazed in these days of restoration of family, living out of a heart of plenty rather than poverty.

I’m heading into 2016 with a light heart by the Holy and faithful One who loves and leads me on!

Proverbs 4:23 – “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.”