I explained yesterday why I chose Uncover as the name as this ministry. I think it is also so important to explain why this is a ministry, not simply a nonprofit, but a ministry.
Simply put there is no way that I can look at the last 12 years and not say that God has given me the grace to deal with my past and come on the other side healthy, whole and restored. I am not perfect (shocker to those who know me), this life is not without challenges (I am married, have 3 children and am a church planting wife), but I am no longer hindered by what was done to me.
It has been 12 years since I walked into an amazing church filled with the love of Christ. In this church I was loved on, accepted and brought to the knowledge of a God who had an infinite amount of love for me. There I realized I could not do it alone and I needed Jesus. I needed a life that could assign some semblance of meaning to the darkest parts of my past. So I committed my life to a God who has never failed me. From that point on I began to slowly unravel the years of my life that had been so guarded, protected in the unhealthiest of relationship. Slowly I began to utter all that had been done to me and subsequently all the decision I made to guarantee my own self-destruction. I owned what I needed to own and unloaded all the guilt and shame that I did not need to carry.
I can say without a doubt the only way that I have received healing from my past is to recognize that I could not do it on my own. I had to understand and learn who I was according to a loving God. You must combat the lies with the truth. This is not about religion, about what church you go to, or how good you are. This is about understanding how much you need God, that Jesus came to die for you. You are so precious to Him. This is a ministry because I am simply a message teller of all the God has done in my life and I pray that you allow Him to work in yours.
This scripture was on the of the first that assigned meaning to my suffering
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 3-4
This is a ministry because I have the privilege of comforting you, as I have been comforted. Today, I pray comfort for you.