Prodigal Daughter: Passion, Purpose & Purity Restored
1 John 4:18 Perfect Love Drives Out All Fear
This verse first came to me in 2010, a year that would begin a profound transformation from the inside out of every area of my life with God.
When I first read it I remember this deep feeling of love. I never knew God to be like that.
I have walked with God through Fear to Faith, Devaluing to Purity, Self Hate to Love, Corporate to Calling, Lies to Love, Pain to Purpose, and Bondage to Freedom, and continue to.
I would have thought you were crazy. God has radically pursued and changed me in every way.
Photo Credit: Photos by Brock Atlanta
Transformation with Our Creator
To give you a snapshot of how I see God and my life - it is limitless. I believe how He brought me to this planet illustrates this - I was conceived in Bulgaria, born in Poland, in a refugee camp in Italy and in the USA by the time I was two.
I have since traveled to 27+ countries including a mission trip with a Sports Camp to Austria and transformational hands-on retreats I have run in Cuba, Spain, London and more.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Like many of us, I grew up in a Catholic Church. However, I didn’t truly have a relationship with God that deepened. At home, we experienced instability in various ways that included spirituality. I was baptized as a baby, confirmed in high school, and believed. Yet, my foundation was shaky. I didn’t really know God, or His Character, and I see now how I humanized Him in many ways.
In college, I began seeking a deeper relationship with him.
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?
I made many choices to devalue myself from the inside out with food, friends, and sex. Walking closer with God, led to my losing over 55 lbs. between 2013-14 and keeping it off, being alcohol free since 2014, and choosing purity before marriage in 2010.