Testimony of a Prodigal Daughter

“As God began to heal and restore me, I cried out to Him and asked Him to forgive me. I prayed that He would touch the hearts of my children to forgive me too. It was hard to even imagine that it could be possible but I knew that:

~Matthew 6:33 says: ‘But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.’ 

One thing I learned early was to ALWAYS tie my faith to His Word. I always want a scripture to stand on because the Bible says that His Word doesn’t return void. I stood on that scripture, trusting and believing that one day I would have a relationship with my children again, and I am SO EXCITED to get to tell you today that I DO! God has restored my relationship with all three of my children, and not only that, but I have had the HONOR of being with my children when all three of my BEAUTIFUL grandchildren were born!”

~Dawn Knighton-Adkins

 

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Love, Mercy & GRACE

Recently a friend of mine felt lead to give me the book “Radical Restoration” by Pastor Dawn Knighton-Adkins, a 46 time convicted felon, and former prostitute whom God in His LOVE, MERCY & GRACE, delivered out of a life of drug addiction and abuse. The Lord gave her a POWERFUL testimony of a prodigal daughter, and empowered her with the type of faith that moved mountain after mountain until she became equipped to rescue other women from the Sex Industry. Pastor Dawn is now the Founder and CEO of “Radical Restoration Ministries” with a string of half way houses.  God empowers her to teach these rescued “Daughters of the King” to make a viable living, stay sober, become healed and set free from bondage, and serve the Kingdom of God. The simple truth is this, it takes a prodigal to reach one, and no one loves Jesus like those of us who were so far into a life of sin, that no amount of human effort could have saved us. We know WITHOUT A DOUBT that we NEEDED the sacrifice that Jesus made. That we needed Him to not only pay our ransom, but to reach into the deepest pit imaginable, and retrieve us from the clutches of satan.

“Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give Me water for My feet, but she wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not greet Me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing My feet since I arrived. You did not anoint My head with oil, but she has anointed My feet with perfume.…Therefore I tell you because her many sins have been forgiven, she has LOVED MUCH. But he who has been forgiven little, loves little.”

~Luke 7:44-47

 

Tonight Pastor Dawn will be a Special Guest on the “Gettin’ Real With Ron” Radio Show on The Word FM 100.7 here in Texas, from 10-Midnight CST!

I will also be giving my personal testimony, so be sure to TUNE IN!

“Walk on the Wild Side; God LOVES Prodigals”

You can FOLLOW “Gettin’ Real With Ron” on Instagram here!

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You can also STREAM LIVE from ANY device at TheWordFM.com

You won’t want to miss this! We also have another woman giving her testimony of being delivered from the Sex Industry, and how God is using HER in miraculous ways!

To FOLLOW “Radical Restoration Ministries” on Facebook, or buy THE BOOK, just click on these links.

And PLEASE KNOW THIS, if you are praying for prodigal children who are lost in addiction, or caught up in the Sex Industry, don’t stop! They NEED that supernatural intervention and NO ONE is beyond hope. God can restore all that the enemy has stolen from you, and your family! He’ll then use what was meant to destroy you, for your good! Pastor Dawn and I are living proof of that.

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The Spiritual Roots Of OBESITY

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

~John 8:36

 

 

I’ve had struggles with food for most of my life, but had never considered what the spiritual components to weight gain, and eating disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia were.

Then half way through an online weight loss challenge that I’m doing on AskingMom.Org (one of my other websites,) I came upon a ministry that deals with the spiritual roots of obesity.

WOW, what a concept!

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I’ve been working in “Freedom Ministry” aka “Sozo” for many years but had never thought of DELIVERANCE FROM FOOD ADDICTION until I met Doug Cromer.

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If you have ever struggled with your weight, or felt the Holy Spirit moving in your heart about fasting and prayer to overcome food addiction, THIS is your confirmation.

Check out Altered Appetite and the support available through their website!

This is a BEFORE & AFTER photo of Doug Cromer:

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You can also check out the “Altered Appetite” You Tube Channel here with this link!

 

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Deliverance & Enlargement

“There shall be enlargement and deliverance arise..”

~Esther 4:14

March 20

excerpt from the “Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

“In this verse, the Lord promises us not only a deliverance from every dilemma, but also an enlargement in our particular calling and station in life….

  1. deliverance or liberation of a person from a temporary state of confinement, followed by…
  2. enlargement or expansion of his/her sphere of influence.

We see this sequence in the life of David. In his youth as a shepherd he slays a marauding bear. Reports of this incident reach his family. Next he overcomes a lion which is attacking the flock of sheep…news of this exploit reaches the shepherds.

Next David faces the giant, Goliath. He draws upon his past experiences to declare openly: ‘The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the bear and the lion will deliver me from the hand of this uncircumcised Philistine.’ Again David’s enlargement grows. This time to the whole Israelite army. The Lord then rescues David from the hand of King Saul, enlarging his reputation in all of Israel and from an insurrection lead by Absalom, and his sphere of influence reaches the nations.

Every time you faithfully trust the Lord for His deliverance, two things happen:

  1. He sets you free, and
  2. He enlarges your potential.

You will not stay in the same trying circumstances perpetually.

You will come out, and with expansion!” 

~Dick Mills

Today’s devotional really hits home for me…

I’ve actually seen this play out in my own life.

With every obstacle I’ve faced, God’s brought me through it with ease…each time with more expansion, and more influence.

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God has built my faith into a STRONG TOWER, one unbelievable miracle at a time.

Over the years I’ve come to find myself getting excited by the fact that each challenge I face seems more impossible than the LAST, because I know it’s putting me in the unique position of having a front row seat, to see what the Lord is going to do.

I know He’s going to come through in VICTORY….however, the exact way it will be accomplished often remains a mystery, until the moment it unfolds.

So I just stand in AWE of my Father in Heaven, releasing and decreeing what I already know to be true! 

 

I can’t imaging living any other way…

 

 

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