I grew up in a deeply broken family, heavily burdened with generational woundedness and curses. My childhood was violent and traumatic and left its mark on me.
All the years of disjointed and bruised life caused great instability in me as an adult. I was a drifting object. Surviving was my daily life.
Alone and desperate, I shouted my anger against this unknown God. “I don’t know who you are. Where were you when I was five years old, when I was raped and abandoned by everyone, when I was placed in the orphanage? Where were you when I was put into prostitution? If you exist, do something for me!”
Nothing happened at the time, but in the days that followed, I felt a great sweetness invade me. Benevolent security enveloped me. I heard a voice say to me, “Dan, Jesus loves you. It hurts Him to see you destroy your own life.” These words echoed through my spirit. I answered Him, “Give me the strength to stop causing You to suffer. I don’t know how.”
Suddenly a flood of words which I did not understand sprung from my mind that night. My view of myself and others changed. I felt worthy of being loved. Someone trusted me! This encounter with Jesus Christ created new life in my mind.
Since then I have been on a journey of healing, growth and development. Jesus has taught me many things about how to walk out of the shame and fear of failure and to enter the dignity He offers to each one of us. My desire in this class is to share some of those truths with you, and to walk alongside of you in your own journey of healing.
When our spirit is purified, healed and restored, it regains its original nobility. Then, the Holy Spirit has full freedom of expression in and through us.