Recently, we had a visiting speaker from Canada. His name is Alf Davis and he has an amazing ministry. He teaches and practices a type of couselling called: Christ-Centered Inner Healing. This approach invites Jesus into the pain/hurt of a person and into the memory holding that pain. When Jesus, the healer, is asked to come, He penetrates the person’s heart with His truth, breaks through the lies that have been buried by layers of pain and frees the person to walk in the truth and to live an abundant life. When this healing happens in a person’s life, he/she is freed to love God more and love others more because they are no longer held back by their past.
This process is an illustration of my story. I had a few sessions with Alf in Beijing, and Christ took me to several areas of my life. I found out that I had lived with a persistent fear that “I will never be ready”. Everything I have tried to do, I have done it, but it has caused me so much fear and apprehension. I have had to work so hard to prove myself that I can be all that I desire to be. I have run, fought, pressed to break through that which has been pushing on my mind, that which has been like a weight dragging along the ground, robbing me of strength, robbing me of a zest and love of life, robbing me of so much joy and so much peace. I am now able to say that Christ has set me free. Instead of being held back, I am now able to step out with so much confidence. I know that deep in my heart and mind that Jesus’ power will work through me to bring healing, to bring joy and to bring words of life to hurting people. I can finally rest. I am able to fall back into His arms of Grace and come into His presence with thanksgiving for the mighty truth He has brought to my life. I sing a new song today. A song full of so much love, so much adoration, so much gratitude for His commitment to fulfilling His purposes in Me. My new story is “I am prepared, ready and equipped to step out.”
This new found understanding and revelation has brought me so much love and peace. I just want to shout to the world that Jesus is amazing. The New Sarah!!!!
Manager of the Agape Counselling Center in Beijing, China