Never forget where you came from.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” Ephesians 2:4-5

No matter how high or how far God takes you, never forget where you came from. I was born and raised in the heart of Atlanta, GA, in a neighborhood where drug dealers lived, prostitution wasn’t too far away, and it wasn’t safe to walk around at night. I was born at the roughest hospital in the state where no one wanted to go. I was raised by a single mother who wasn’t always there because she had to work hard to provide, and because she wasn’t there, I experienced molestation which opened the door to all kinds of evil.

The enemy tried his best to snatch me up early, but God came into my life at the age of twelve at a church revival that my mother took me to…no, dragged me to. It was at that revival that I encountered God’s presence and His overwhelming love in a way that I had never known before, and I wasn’t the same. The LORD didn’t just change my life, He gave me life. He gave me hope when I had none. He gave me a future. I cringe to think of where I would be today if it wasn’t for JESUS. He made the difference in my life.

And I haven’t forgotten. I haven’t forgotten where I come from. I haven’t forgotten how the LORD saved and rescued me, and that’s why I’m so passionate about reaching as many women as I can. I want to give women–young and old–the same encounter with the LORD that I had 25 years ago. Thinking if only I can get them to encounter the LORD and His overwhelming love and His holy presence as I did in that church revival their lives will never be the same.

I hear the LORD saying, “Do you remember how I saved you? Do you remember how I redeemed your life from a destructive path? Do you remember how I pulled you out of sin and placed your feet on a firm foundation in Me? You remembering is the secret to your humility. You remembering is the secret to your heart being filled with compassion and a longing to reach others. It will cause you to press forward into My divine purpose and plan for your life and glorify Me.”

(Read Ephesians 2)

19 thoughts on “Never forget where you came from.”

  1. Thank you Jesus. I will never forget were I came from, and for what you did for me and through me, and gave me. In Jesus name Amen 🔱 🔯

  2. Amen! That is just beautiful! Thank the LORD that he came to you and you received him with an open mind and an open heart. May the LORD protect us and guide us forever!

  3. Thank you my sister for this encouraging word. Yes I remember where I came from and the point of brokenness and asking Jesus in. The transformation and journey has been a long one for me, because of strong controlling parents. But somehow through it all God gave me a soft tender and really sometimes too sensitive heart. I’m still facing some of these family strongholds but I know from so many times that God is always so faithful and sees me through. Please keep me in your prayers as I go (with a cold) tomorrow to see my very I’ll Dad and dealing with siblings that can be very abusive. I’m so grateful and thankful for all of my DOTK sisters. Blessings of great hope and peace on all of you 💜

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!
      Sometimes I wonder also Lynne, is my heart too sensitive? And it leaves the door open for people to “attempt” to take advantage of my kindness & see it as a weakness..especially when you’ve turned your life around & you don’t want to “go off or spazz out” then they’ll think I’m wrong..so I must continue to Pray..just as you must do today as you go & visit your Dad & see your siblings. I wish I was able to go with you, just for support! But I’ll be there in Spirit!
      Love Always💕

    2. Amen Peace my sister been there going through some of the same abusive family stuff but sometimes you have to encourage yourself, be still and let God move with him.

  4. Blessed by today’s devotional I also look forward to the Spanish devotionals and it’s been off line for a couple of weeks you can restore them back on line

  5. Thank you Lord i will never forget where you brought me out from , thank you for forgiving and restoring, and giving healing to my life . Thank you Lord i love you. ❤😚

  6. Glory to God forever!!!!
    Always a blessing to open this app. Until this day my mind can’t fully understand how God loves me so much he is merciful and loves us with everlasting love, he picked me up from nothing and made me whole again. I ask for prayer, ladies last sunday after preaching at my church my knee was severely injured please bring me up in your prayers.
    Thankyou💛

    1. Peace & Blessings Sister Janet💖!!
      I Pray for the healing of your knee..in His Word..He said..by His Stripes We Are Healed!!
      His Word SHALL NOT come back void!
      Be Blessed My Sister!
      Love Always💕

  7. Amen..Amen..Amen..OhLord My Soul Cries Out…THANK YOU JESUS..THANK YOU JESUS..OH LORD.. THANK YOU JESUS..THANK YOU..FOR LOVING ME!!
    I raised in a Holiness Church..we were ALWAYS in Church..looonnng hours, shouting & praising the Lord but..as I became an adult I strayed away..never too far..but far enough..enjoying the ways of the world..oh I was having what I thought was the time of my life! But..REAL LIFE began to happen..over & over & over again..that’s when I REMEMBERED WHERE I’D COME FROM!! And I came RUNNING..not sprinting, jogging or fast walking..but RUNNING back to what I knew..My Church/My Father’s Arms!..where I knew I’d find REAL Love, REAL Peace, REAL Joy, REAL Comfort, A REAL PEACE (and no not piece but PEACE)OF MIND!! I can’t Thank the Lord enough for allowing me to come back home..I felt like I was the “Prodigal Daughter”..He didn’t have to do it..but He did..That’s just 1 of the MANY reasons why I PRAISE HIM! I WILL NEVER FORGET WHERE HE’S BROUGHT ME FROM!! Oh Lord, I Thank You!!!
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  8. Amen I remember my LORD FATHER GOD and will never forget. I belong to YOU and I LOVE YOU Sooooo Soooooo Very much Thank YOU for YOU and all that YOU’VE Done and all that YOU DO.I LOVE YOU AMEN Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD JESUS HOLY SPIRIT my KING OF KINGS And LORD OF LORDS AMEN AMEN AMEN

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