This book is written for anyone who has ever felt like the trauma, pain, suffering, mistakes, guilt, shame, and lost time from your past has placed you in a mental state of despair, depression, and anxiety. You may feel that your past has robbed you of the abundance of joy, peace, and love God has for your present, and has discounted you from the hope, excitement, and expectancy God has for your future. I want you to know that there is hope. His name is Jesus Christ.
My pursuit of Jesus has become a glittering diamond revolving above my head. Our Heavenly Father has told me that, to Him, I have the greatest clarity and am the purest of diamonds. Even after all of my failures, sins, and betrayals of Him in my past, this purity through grace from Him is my life radiating His glow moving forward. My hope is that this book will show you the inner world of my journey and how our Lord brought my life from ashes to beauty.
My prayer is in you reading about my journey, that your heart will be encouraged that there is nothing from the ashes of your past life that God cannot rebuild, restore, and make beautiful. God builds beauty over ashes on the foundation and rock of Jesus. Your heavenly Father still calls you His Child. Holy Spirit of God still calls you His Beloved. Jesus Christ your Savior still calls you His Friend.
I pray God's Spirit uses this book to reveal His truth to your heart. I pray the blue wave of Calm of Holy Spirit washes over you as you read. I speak Peace and Blessing over your life. I claim it all now in the name of Jesus Christ, the name above all names: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Amen.