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Running head: SPIRITUAL FORMATION FINAL1Spiritual Formation FinalLiberty UniversityNikki Holloway
SPIRITUAL FORMATION FINAL2In the next sections, I plan to irradiate to you the discoveries of my temperament, the awakening of my spirit, mind, and soul. I wish to bring consciousness and help awaken those who cannot hear or see, those who cannot find themselves, and those on a journey of the self-discovery. The thought process of self-awaking brings life to an entirely different level. The Personhood of the Me I SeeI grew up in a Christian environment, with both parents present they gave all the love they were able to give. Our home was warm and cozy. There were no drugs or alcohol use in the home. My mother was quite over-protective through-out my younger years. At the age of seventeen, I met a young man who was nineteen years in age. He was a social marijuana user. We were married at a young age. Two years later we had a baby girl. At the age of twenty five my husband started losing his eye sight due to sugar diabetes. My husband substance abuse worsens and alcohol was added to his use. Once his eye sight was completely gone, the day-to-day life became very taxing. Instead of increasing my spiritual walk, I became willing to use alcohol with my husband. Over time my husband started to lose his hearing as well. Needless to say the substance abuse in our home became a priority.I felt my life spinning out of control, suicide became an option. I was on the doorstep to hell and did not realize it. Satan had a strong grip on our life, in a moment of clarity I realized I needed some help cleaning up the mess I made with my life. I called a friend who worked as a substance abuse counselor. She directed me to where I needed to go and get help, I followed her directions. I checked myself in to a detox facility. January 3, 1993, it was twenty two years ago. Ihave never found it necessary to use any alcohol or IL listed chemicals since that day, to God be the glory. I know today it was the spirit of God that led me in the direction of recovery from any
SPIRITUAL FORMATION FINAL3mind altering mood changing substance. Almighty God had His hand all over me and I did not realize it, I cannot praise Him enough.My husband felt a difference in the way I handle disagreements, how responsible I had become, and sensed I was emotionally available I became to him and our children. He decided hewanted a piece to the action as well. He went into a thirty day rehabilitation center and is now twenty years clean from all drugs. We are in charge of several recovery homes throughout the south side of Atlanta Georgia. I need to say I live a wonderful life. I give all praise to a loving God.Jesus endured our punishment for our sins on the cross and He took my sentence for my sins on the cross. Sin is wrong in God’s eye and sin should be punished. Therefore, God the father punished His Son for our wrong doing appose to punishing us for our sins. That is what

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