Don't Get Caught Up in the Story: Just Get the Message

Ashamed of my weakness but willing to share it to heal from my pain. Second Corinthians 11:30 states, “If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.” Knowing that the Lord is my strength calms my spirit. Second Corinthians 12:9–10 states, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Thank you, Lord, for making me strong when I was weak. Through your Word, I received direction, correction, and encouragement to continue staying faithful to you; you won’t leave me, nor forsake me. Joy, pain, gain, I’m a part of Christ’s gang. In this book, I will share how to bang Christ name without the shame. I have gained all things through Christ’s name. You will experience how I traded revenge as my friend and invited Christ to sit in. Learning how to plant seeds for Christ for Jesus saved my life. Gaining the wisdom to trust the Lord without a doubt and watch Christ knock the enemy out is what this life is all about! Thank you, Lord, for not allowing my faith to be paralyzed. I love you, Lord. In Jesus’s name, amen.

--Alicia Crandell