A rosebud was born in Albania on August 26, 1910. Inside this little flower was a passion to help the poor, the sick, the orphaned and the dying. Fascinated with the lives of the missionaries in Bengal, India, this simple Catholic nun bloomed into an international humanitarian. Her name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhi, but you and I know respectfully know her as Mother Teresa. I believe she had a God size dream that started with a small seed of love.
My name is Barbara Koob and I am delighted to join the writers here at “A BEAUTIFUL LIFE”. Undeniably I am no Mother Teresa, but I have a dream… to teach ordinary people to learn to hope and dream with purpose.
For many years, I ignored the voice of God in my dreams, but one day I awoke with such a sense of His voice tugging on my heart that I went on a quest.
While I have never been personally orphaned, I am familiar with a dysfunctional family wrinkled with a history of abandonment, alcoholism, and abuse. I was fortunate that my mom and dad loved me, but they couldn’t give me what they never received, and without understanding, they passed down the generational curses of rejection and low self-worth. I also suffered from bitter root judgments and unforgiveness; and sadly, I carried the baggage of my past far too long.
But one day the Lord shook my world; and it started with a profound dream.
This season was the beginning of my healing journey, where I learned the truth about who the real Jesus is. I do not have to pretend to be strong and self-confident. I do not have to compare myself to others regarding talents and things. Nor do I need the approval of men. I have value and worth because He died for me. I am forgiven and healed of my past… for I am Daddy’s girl.
This gift is His love letter to me!
My healing did not happen all at once, but little by little, as I learned truth, I surrendered to God’s love. I applied God’s word and allowed His Holy Spirit to fill those cracks and holes in my wounded heart. In fact, God has been performing spiritual open heart surgery on me for the last few years and I have never felt better. I call this inner healing, being made whole in Christ.
Today, I am a Healing Prayer minister, trained by the Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International, and serve at various healing retreats through PRMI and The Connecting Point. I am also the Prayer Director of the Women’s Ministry at my local church, Hope Chapel Apex.
Do you believe God can make beautiful things even out of the worst of circumstances? God made Mother Teresa, and He made her beautiful, even used her to make beautiful things because she took steps of obedience with His love letter to her.
I am just an ordinary wife and mom, caring for my darling husband and teenage swimmer girl, but I have a desire to write about biblical dream interpretation, healing and prayer because I have a passion to see people saved, healed and delivered (Acts 2:21). You can find me at my Beautifully-Made site where I journal about being a real Barbie doll on her journey to freedom. You can also find me on my Dream Discoveries blog where I talk about biblical dream interpretation. My hope is that someday I will travel the world sharing and teaching the gospel, caring for orphans and widows. For me; that is pure and undefiled religion (James 1:27).
Today, I will be talking about inner healing on my blog, and I hope you will stop by for a visit.
What love letter is He writing with your pencil?