A Page from Carrie’s Journal – January 2017

By February 2, 2017 Blog

January 2017

I have been on the battlefield of sexual perversion fulltime since 2014. I have seen the scars on the individual lives of those who’ve been exploited up close and personal. I have felt the shockwaves of sex trafficking at its worst in places like India and Iraq. I have come face to face with the effects of sexual addiction and pornography in our own city and in my own home.

I remember the day in November of 2015 when I sat with God and began asking Him what could be; what should be. In that moment, He began showing me a pathway to restoration and freedom for all who have been impacted by sexual addiction, sexually exploitation, and pornography. That pathway is now known as Valiant Hearts. In January of 2016, we began putting the pieces into place in order to support a much broader vision. God blew our minds with His provision, divine connections and partnerships, new team members and board members.

As I am preparing to launch into 2017, I have been spending some quiet, undistracted time with the Lord asking Him to prepare me and speak to me for this next season. I am also spending time reading Bill Johnson’s latest book, “God is Good: He’s Better Than You Think”.

I read this section and then reread it, then underlined it, then copied it into my journal. “What God does for us is beyond the reach of our biggest prayer on our greatest day with our highest level of faith. It’s beyond our most well-thought-out dreams, plans, goals and imaginations. His commitment to us is to function beyond the limitations of our imagination and perform the unthinkable on our behalf.”

So… God, I’m going to pray my biggest, most audacious prayer. I am going to dream as big as I possibly can using all my imaginative powers. Show me in 2017 how small my prayers and dreams are in light of what you are capable of doing!! There is none like you! No one can stand in your presence. No enemy has ever had a victory over you. No request is too hard. No vision is too big. Nothing compares to you!!!

SHOW US YOUR GLORY IN 2017. BLIND US LIKE PAUL. FORCE US TO COVER OUR FACES LIKE MOSES. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES, BUT SHOW US YOUR GLORY!!!

Carrie