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Trained to live

In this section of My Story, I share how I was trained so I could experience emotional health.

A promise from above.

On a Saturday night in Winter Park, Florida, during the height of the Jesus People Movement, I sat with a girlfriend in a youth meeting in an Assembly of God church auditorium, listening to a youth band and worshipping our Lord Jesus.

My hand covering my mouth, I leaned over and asked my friend if she reckoned God could do something with my hard heart.

Immediately, the singer stopped the band and said, “Yes, I can change your hard heart”. My mouth dropped open and I looked at my friend as the young man across the auditorium continued speaking forth a Word from the Lord. “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them” Ezekiel 36:26,27.

Perfectly timed coincidence? Maybe. But the fact is, that is what happened. It is like my Father God grabbed me by my feet, turned me upside down and shook me good for a season of time.

I was in dire need of training and He knew exactly what to use and do, to get me to the place He wanted my heart to be.

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