“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” – Lamentations 3:22-23
It stuns me that God’s mercies are new every morning. Every single morning we have NEW mercies freely given by God! When God says new, it means something entirely different from our definition of new. Just like in Revelations it talks about the four living creatures with six wings and eyes all around and within, and day and night they NEVER cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is The Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelations 4:8). The four angels are in the perfect presence of God and are receiving NEW revelations of God every second. A download of an entirely different revelation and dimension of his love and of his goodness, every second for eternity long. They can’t cease to praise Him and aren’t even able to look at Him due to His imminent glory. Even typing this makes me want to burst. My physical mind and body can’t comprehend how good, how deep, how wide, how long, how great his love is and we’ll get to learn this for eternity long.
I’m realizing more and more that my stay in Mexico City is multi-layered and multi-dimensional. I’m getting the best spiritual and physical rest I’ve ever had in years. I strongly believe this is true because Benny and Janice’s home is heavily anointed with healing and saturated with the Lord’s peace. I am receiving intense healing as well as cutting soul ties made from past relationships. I recently cut a soul tie (I thought I cut over a year ago) made with someone I believed I loved back in high school. I’ve been haunted with dreams of that person for many years all the way up until I cut the soul tie a couple days ago. That period of time in my life was definitely one of the darkest times whether it was home life or social life. I made so many inner vows, living in this fantasy dream world I created to escape the reality of depression, pain, hopelessness, and darkness. Korean dramas didn’t help (haha – but seriously). I also realize after my session with Janice that cutting a soul tie is so much deeper and heavily layered than I thought. I even rescued back the part of my heart I lost in that experience and also the butterfly feelings I left back there many years ago! As I was renouncing all the lies and curses, I literally felt a lift of all that heaviness that was on me all these years and was restored with Jesus’ joy, peace, and hope. I have always been a believer and advocate of inner healing, but after the past couple sessions with Janice, I believe everyone should get it. We all have some sort of hurt or affliction we’ve faced at a certain point in our lives. We even have hurts that we’ve forgotten about. It’s so important to give it to The Lord. It’s His burden to carry any way. He even wants the pain.
I’ve had the honor of being Janice’s shadow here. She has gotten permission from all the girls at the Well for me to sit in on their inner healing sessions. But before I get into that, let me introduce you to Janice. She is one of the most gifted, humble, God fearing, God loving women I’ve had the utmost honor of meeting. She is really abandoned for Him and embodies the Proverbs 31 woman. Like really. Janice and her husband were called as missionaries here to open up the Well – a safe house for trafficked victims eight years ago. She is so content with what she has and finds joy in the smallest things. She was designed to do hard work in the trenches. Because the Holy Spirit moves so powerfully through her, it keeps her humble. There’s no formula to follow for these inner healing sessions. For each session and each girl, God says something entirely different. Being her shadow these past couple weeks have taught me so much more than what I’ve learned in the past couple years. She is such an answer to my prayers and to all the questions I’ve been asking the Lord for many years. Being able to partner with Janice in these sessions have sharpened my spiritual gifts as we would confirm each other’s revelations or see different revelations the Lord wants to bring freedom to in that girl’s life. The inner healing sessions has increased my faith in the Lord as well as humbled me. I’ve learned that EVERY act requires faith and humility ushers in the Spirit.
Although the average person may have around 6 critical areas from their life to heal from, the average list for these girls is about 40. They have been severely broken from a familial, spiritual, and physical level. Their stories are so tragic with some of them being sold into slavery by their very own parents out of greed for money or some of them falling into deception when a pimp paints a better life for them and pulls them out of a small village with a promise of a great job waiting for them. Some pimps even impregnate the girls telling them that they’re their husbands. They will then use the child as ransom and make them sell their bodies or else their child’s life will be in danger. I can go on and on with tragic stories. But amongst the tragedy, I see new mercies for these girls. I see Him restoring their identity, their worth, and their dreams. Seeing Jesus work so gently with them and seeing the courage these girls have (beaten but not defeated) just fuels my heart all the more to chase after God. I am so jealous for these girls. The theme song for this trip has been this:
Come away with me, come away with me
It’s not too late; it’s never too late for you
I (God) have a plan for you; I have a plan for you
It’s going to be wild! It’s going to be great! It’s going to be full of me!
Open up your heart and let me in
My heart sings this song over these girls, the pimps, and the johns. I want them to come away with Jesus. The Healer, The Protector, The Messiah, The Truth, The Life, The Bridegroom, The Provider, The Sanctuary, The Redeemer, The Good Shepard, The Great I Am, The King of Kings, The Lord of Hosts, The Holy One, The Bright and Morning Star…
It’s never too late. His mercies are NEW EVERY morning.