I am really fortunate to have gone through this program because it gave me a chance not only to
heal from the past but it pushed me out of my complacency with where I
was with God. CrossWalk challenged me about what I was really living for.
God has showed me a ton of stuff through Crosswalk. He has showed me who I really am. I am a disciple, a king, an heir. I have power through Christ. I do not have to work for God to love me because He already does, even more than I could ever imagine. God has a plan and a purpose for me, a plan of good and not evil, my true identity is wrapped up in Christ, He has made me new, changed me completely, I am not who I once was but I am a man of God, God's grace has empowered me to do great things. I am destined for greatness. He has changed my attitude about things, about people, and about life. It is because of God that I am where I am at now. I have a peace in my heart, He has helped me heal. He has provided for me in every way, I have learned to trust God through the good and the bad, the thick and thin, I know by serving Him and trusting Him when things seem the hardest, He will meet me, He will keep me safe. I trust God and I am very grateful for the things that he has done in my life! I have also learned that I hear from God all the time - it is just up to me to listen to what He has to say to me…God wants to use me! I never thought that I would be where I am now. I never thought that I would have been able to come this far in short of a time!
There are a lot of things that are different since when I began CrossWalk. I would say the number one thing that has changed is my relationship with God, for the better. Before I came, I thought I had a relationship, but I didn’t really understand what that meant. I didn’t read my Bible every day. I didn’t really understand the concept. After going through the experience of CrossWalk, I understand now what that means and I can confidently say that I have a stable relationship with Him. It’s probably the one thing I am most grateful for that I got out of the experience.
CrossWalk has been definitely what I have needed to jump-start my life. It hasn’t been a miraculous fix for all of my problems, as I had secretly hoped, but it has given me a firm foundation for the remainder of my Christian Discipleship, as well as giving me the tools to create other disciples and promote growth in those close to me. I have learned to rely much less on myself (although it was very, very difficult to relinquish my brain for the sake of faith), and rely solely on God and my faith in Him. But despite the difficulty and barriers I have had to cross, I have learned to love God with a spiritual love, not merely a mental acknowledgement.
CrossWalk has been a life transforming endeavor for me. I have encountered God time and time again as He has used this program to make me into the man He created me to be. By being immersed in Godly people, the Lord has shown me His love in ways I have never thought possible. When the Lord called me to follow Him I could not have even begun to understand all that He had in store for me. There was no frame of reference for what He has shown me in these last 9 months, for it has been far beyond all I could hope for, and He is still not done yet. This is the beginning of a life walking in His footsteps, that I might bring glory to His name.
My experience of CrossWalk was life changing. After I made the decision to walk whole heartedly with the Lord I wanted everything He had to offer to get to know Him. I am so thankful that I went through this program. It has shown me more ways I can serve God and get to know Him. It has also provided more healing in places I had no idea that I was hurting. It dug deep into my heart to bring to light those things I had been holding on to for so long. I cannot imagine my life without going through CrossWalk. It feels as though I'm a part of a team that is so close, we are family and we will always be family.
Going through CrossWalk, the Lord changed me spiritually and mentally. He has made Himself such a reality in my life. He speaks to me on a daily basis while I am driving, while I am at work, and through His Word. God has given me peace, joy and love.
Almost immediately after starting CrossWalk, my sense of identity changed drastically from a false and fleeting one to the everlasting identity of being a daughter of the King, and continued to grow all throughout the program as I learned more about who He says I am and has called me to be.
CrossWalk taught me about love. It taught me how to love God, others, and even myself. I learned that it is ok to enjoy life and that it is an awesome gift to share life with others. My relationship with God has grown so very much. I also have accepted that He made me to be bold and that courage is going to be something I am going to get used to.
The scared little girl who entered into CrossWalk is leaving as a young woman no longer afraid and a young woman with a lot more direction than when she came in. CrossWalk has changed my life in so many ways for the better. It has been challenging, it has brought great joy in so many areas of my life, it has taught me so many things about myself and who I am supposed to be and it has helped me find some of the most amazing friendships.
This year has taught me so much. I didn't know that taking 9 months out of my life to devote to Christ would radically change my life. I wouldn't change what this year has given me for anything. Over the past 9 months I've grown up so much. Spiritually God has changed me in so many ways I can't describe how many things I look at differently now.
Our next session of CrossWalk begins September 2017.
We are accepting applications for upcoming sessions!
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