Literary Lighthouse Awards Finalist – God Has a Scrub Brush, Renee Kinlaw
"Some things must be removed before Revival can take place." --Rev. Jim Willey
There were many days spent in agony and tears as God walked through the rooms of my spiritual house. There were some rooms I did not want to even enter, much less clean out. I wanted to keep those old hurts and haunts buried there in the midst of my soul. I thought as long as they were buried no one would get hurt, but that is not the truth. Those bags of trash--Unforgiveness, Jealousy, Bitterness, Resentment and dare we say it, Hate were killing me. I was the one who was being hurt. I would and could never live up to my potential in Christ as long as I allowed those things to have dominion in His territory. I learned through many tears, that it was only by placing them in the hands of God that I could be totally free. Now I am not saying that I still don't allow a piece of trash to be thrown in every now and then. But, I try with all my strength to see it for what it truly is--A stumbling block to stop me from being who God destined me to be. It took me about 6 months to write chapter 3. A long 6 months. There were days that I did nothing but cry. I could not explain what was happening to others, except that God was doing a work here. It was hard going through those bags of trash with Him. So very hard. But I can promise you it was well worth every tear, every anxiety attack and every heart break. Join me on the path to freedom in Christ Jesus.