My time at IHOPU has revealed to me how blind I’ve been to my brokenness and need for a healer. I used to be very content to lean on my own understanding and following my “Sunday religion.” As I started to spend time in the prayer room, and in the Word, and in Bible discussion with my small group leaders, the Holy Spirit awoke my heart to my great need to experience His mercy.
In such a short time, the Lord has faithfully revealed to me the conditions of my own heart, and who He is to meet areas of shame, rejection, hurt, anger, and more. I came here with so much wounding from dating relationships. Being at IHOPU has given me a whole new understanding of myself as a daughter of God, wholeheartedly welcomed into His heart. Instead of being simply stamped “good enough,” I am daily washed in His mercy.
I see that from this point on, I can either go back to my brokenness and impurity or cling each day to the Man Christ Jesus who washes me completely clean by His blood. No longer a spiritual orphan, I now know I have a faithful Father, and I am set on the goal of searching out the person of Jesus for life—and for eternity.