A Love Story with Jesus: Dani Kay | Ep 17

Episode summary: 

This is a love story with Jesus. After miraculously surviving a near-death experience as an infant, Dani began a lifestyle of searching. Her journey of finding identity and healing leads to a heart-wrenching confrontation with the lies of the enemy and redemption found only in Jesus Christ.

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In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. How did the Lord save Dani’s life as a premature baby? 
2. What transpired in Dani’s life that led her to seek a personal relationship with God? 
3. How did Dani’s story end after finding herself living in her car and struggling with depression?

“I was lost, and I was heartbroken. I had a moment of time where I don’t even remember what happened, but I just remember I was listening to lies that it was my fault that she was gone. And I knew that I was being attacked spiritually, but I didn’t know what to do about it, and I didn’t know how to combat it, and I didn’t know what to do.”

Dani Kay

This is Dani…

Her love story with Jesus

Dani Kay experienced God’s love and protection from the moment she was born. As she grew up, she was rebellious and ran from God, but in her senior year of high school, she felt called to attend Columbia College. Despite her parents’ protests, she followed her heart and moved away. Struggling with her mental health, she felt alone and tried to cope in unhealthy ways. Eventually, she started to attend church and was baptized, but soon after, her beloved dog was killed. Dani Kay was in a deep depression, but felt God’s presence even in her darkest moments as He guided her out of her heartache.

Dani Kay and a love story with Jesus

Connect with Dani

Dani Kay is an anointed woman of God who has a powerful testimony of God’s saving grace. She has experienced God’s love and protection throughout her life, from being born prematurely to finding her identity in Christ.

If you would like to contact Dani please e-mail jemese @ anewcreationpodcast.com for details.

Episode Transcript

 Hey friend. Welcome to a new creation podcast where we’re pointing women towards victory in Christ Jesus story at a time. My name is Jemese LaChel. I’m so glad that you’re here. Let’s dive right in to today’s episode.

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We are just having a good Holy Ghost time. I am here with my friend Dani.


Dani Kay 00:00:12



Jemese Lachel 00:00:13

Hey. I'm so excited because this is actually my first in person interview. Like, not over zoom.


Dani Kay 00:00:20



Jemese Lachel 00:00:21

She's literally sitting in my spare closet right now.


Dani Kay 00:00:25

Yes, I am. Yes.


Jemese Lachel 00:00:27

I just want to introduce you guys to Dani. She is so anointed. She is such an anointed woman of God. She is so on fire for Jesus. And I am so excited about what's about to come out of her mouth. It's going to be good. It's going to be good. It's going to be good. I know that lives are going to be changed. I just know it. So I'm actually going to shut up, and we're going to get into Dani's testimony. But before we do that, you guys know that I like to pray over every episode. So we're going to do that right here. Gracious Father, I ask you right now to just invade the hearts and the minds, the ears of the listener. I use that word invade purposely. Lord, I know that someone listening today has a guard up, yet you have called them to be here today. You have called them to be listening to this story, and I just ask You, Lord, to let Your presence rest on that one, that it would be like water sinking and seeping in through the sand. As you soften the hearts of the listeners, as you just be with them and guide them and just bless them during this time together, lord, we thank you. We give you all the honor, we give you all of the praise in the mighty name of Jesus, amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.


Dani Kay 00:02:06

Amen. All right.


Jemese Lachel 00:02:08

Yeah, we're excited. We really are. We worshiped a little bit. That's like the benefit of being able to do this in person. We got to worship. We got to take communion together and really sit before God and see what he wants to come through.


Dani Kay 00:02:27



Jemese Lachel 00:02:30

I want to launch out with I ask everybody this. What is your Jesus story? And you take the grains. Tell us a little bit about who you are and how you came to know Christ.


Dani Kay 00:02:43

Okay, so my Jesus story is really it's my love story with Him. And my love story with Him started out when I was born, because I was born six weeks early, and I almost didn't make it. And I was premature. I couldn't regulate my body temperature. My lungs were not fully developed, and so I almost didn't make it. And my mom cried out to the Lord, and she said, Lord, save her. Take my body heat if you have to, but save her life. And the Lord answered that prayer, and the hospital called because previously they had said, prepare for her not to make it. And so then my mom cried out to the Lord, and she was shivering and my dad was throwing blankets on top of her and she knew that the Lord answered her prayer and the hospital called and said, we can't explain this, we don't understand. It's not humanly possible that she's doing as well as she is, but her lungs are functioning well and her body temperature is normal and with her size, that's not possible. So we don't understand it, but she's doing good. And he really just got all the glory for that moment because I wasn't supposed to be here and he saved my life. So growing up through my childhood, I always knew that story. My mom told me that story so many times about how he saved my life. And growing up, I never my parents didn't take me to church, so I knew that story of what the Lord did for me when I was a baby, but I never had a personal relationship with him. And so after a while, it just became a story. And I was grateful for my life, obviously, but I didn't understand everything. And so I didn't go to church growing up, but my parents would pray with me every night before I went to bed, and so that was something that really stuck with me all through my childhood. But I really had a rough childhood, lots of things throughout my childhood, anger issues and alcoholism running in my family, there was a lot of hard times and so I had a good childhood, but there were some really bad times throughout it. And so I didn't have the security that I knew that I now know to be Christ, and I didn't have my identity in him. And so growing up, I didn't really truly know who I was and it was hard. Whenever I got into, I'd say, high school, I really just started to want to do my own thing. And because of all the things that had gone on in my childhood, all of the bad things, I wanted to move out and live with a friend and so I lived with a friend for a couple of years and that was really when I started to get rebellious. I started to just want to do my own thing. And so I would hang out with boyfriends, I would sneak out of the house that I was living in at the time and I would lie to them and I just really wanted to do my own thing and I didn't really care what anyone else thought of it because I felt free. I was living with this family and they took good care of me. They accepted me into their home as their own, and I was grateful for that. But I really think that was a way that Christ showed me his love in that season of my life was like, life was hard over here and then I came over here and I had everything I didn't have at my house with my parents, but there were things missing. And so I started drinking at 16 and going to parties and smoking weed, and then I get into vaping and really just doing anything and everything I wanted to do. And at that time, nothing else really mattered to me. Fast forward into whenever I got into my senior year of high school, I was trying really hard. I moved back in with my parents at that time, and I was still doing my own thing. Still being rebellious and running from God is really what I was doing. And then came time to decide, where am I going to go to college? Am I going to go to college? And at that time, I didn't have the Holy Spirit to lean on. I didn't have the guidance of the Lord. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I didn't know. I thought I knew. I wanted to go to school and be a nurse. And literally in my head, I had my whole life planned out from a senior in high school. I'm like, I'm going to go to college. I'm going to get my degree in nursing, and I'm going to be a nurse, and I'm going to be happy, and I'm going to take care of people, and everything's going to be great. And that was my plan. And I got accepted into a college that was close to my parents house. And I was like, I can go there. I can get my own place. I can do that. And I got a really good financial aid package. Well, then I applied at a different college that was a couple of hours away. And literally after I had already decided to go to the college that was, like, 40 minutes from my parents house that had a wonderful financial aid package, I found out that I got accepted at another college that was further away. And I was like, I kind of think I want to go there. And that was here in Columbia. And I got accepted at Columbia College. And I was like, oh, I can go 2 hours away. That's not too far, but it's far enough. I was like, I think that'll be good. And I just really felt like in my heart, that's what I was supposed to do. So I declined the financial aid package that was really good at the college that was closer to my parents house, and I was like, I feel like I'm supposed to go away, and I don't care about the financial aid package, is what it is. I just really felt like that's what I was supposed to do. So I decided to do that, and I told my parents that I was going to go away for college. And they were really upset, and it was hard because they didn't want me to go. But I was like, I'm supposed to go. I just know I am. And so then I had gotten a puppy. And so my puppy was going to have to stay with my parents. And that was hard, but they took good care of her anyway. So I came to Columbia, and my first year, my freshman year at Columbia College, I was taking 19 credit hours, and I was really overwhelmed with school. First of all, coming here to Columbia, I didn't know anybody, and I hadn't been away from my family for more than a week at that point in my life. And so that was kind of an adjustment to actually fully being on my own and knowing, obviously, parents and friends phone call away, but being away and really, truly being on my own, that was such an adjustment. And within the first, I guess, eight months of being at away at college, I really started to get depressed and I started to get extremely anxious because I had all of these different I don't know what you would call that. Like demands?


Jemese Lachel 00:11:24



Dani Kay 00:11:25

Obligations, yes. Responsibilities that I didn't have before and just so much to keep up with. I could not handle it. And I got super depressed, and I felt super alone. And I had friends at that time, but it didn't feel like lifetime friends. I felt really alone, even though I had people around me. And so I got to the point where I was like, okay, I need to see someone and talk to someone about this, how I'm feeling. So I started going to counseling. And at first I was like, I don't want to be medicated. I was like, Just talk to me. I was like, Just let me talk to you. I don't want to be medicated. And I was super against taking medication because I had seen and known people who take it their whole entire life, and they're dependent on it. So I was like, I don't want to be I don't want to be medicated. So I just started going to counseling, and it was good, and I wanted to manage things on my own. I wanted to have someone to talk to, but I still wanted control over the situation. So I wanted to go on hikes, and I wanted to do things that I thought would help me mental health. And so I tried to do that for a while, and then after a while, it just was not working. I was like, I can't do this on my own. It seems like at that point, more demands got put on me. And I was like, this is hard. This is really hard. And I mean, at that point, I was coping in ways that were not healthy. I was going out and drinking. I was being rebellious. I was sleeping around with people. I was just not caring about myself, which made my mental health even worse. And not having my identity in Christ at that time was draining. And I didn't know who I was to begin with, so I didn't have a firm foundation. And so I was just going about following my flesh, following aimlessly, with no focus, no identity. When it got really bad, I recognized I didn't even know myself at all. And so I decided to be medicated. I started taking medication, and when it started working, I was like, wow, I have a favorite color, I have a favorite food. I'm a person. And I started to feel like a person again. And it was good. But from freshman and sophomore year, I literally got into a phase of i, at one point was drinking, like, every single night. At that point, it just became like, for fun, and I didn't care. And it got really bad. It was really unhealthy and there was a lot of scary situations. But when I moved into my own place, I brought my dog here to Columbia. It was fantastic. I was super excited. And I remember I thought that getting my own place was going to solve my problem. I thought I was going to be happier. I thought everything was going to come into place and everything was going to be good and great and fine and awesome. Well, so at a portion of time between my freshman and sophomore year, I actually was back and forth living in my car because I had a job here and I didn't want to lose it, and I couldn't stay in the dorms. And so it was either lose my job and go back home for the summer or keep my job and live in my car. And I remember that was one of the moments where I was sitting in my car and I was like, Seriously? What am I doing? And that was one of the moments where I felt like, I'm so alone. And I just remember sitting in my car and I was like, what am I doing? Why am I doing this? And I just remember so many moments when I was living in my car where I would just break down and I would ball my eyes out and I didn't know what to do about it.


Jemese Lachel 00:16:21

His family was far away. Did they know what was going on?


Dani Kay 00:16:26

They knew that I was living in my car, and they were not happy about it, but they couldn't do nothing about it. And at that point, I knew people here in town, but everyone went home for the summer because it was summer break. And so the people that I did know were gone in their hometowns, hours and hours away or whatever. And the other people that I knew in town, everyone that I knew that was here in town, knew that I was living in my car. And I felt so alone in the sense that people knew, but nobody extended out their hand and said, let me help you, or, let me do something, or let me give you advice or let me point you in the right direction or let me do this. Nobody. And I just felt like there's people that know that I'm living in my car, and they don't care. And I was like, this sucks. I was like, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be doing this. And I remember I finally called someone that worked at my college, and I was crying, and I was like, I don't know what to do, but I'm living in my car. And she was like, you're what? And I was like, I'm living in my car. And she helped me. Towards the end of the summer, after I had lived in my car for a while, she reached out to people at the college and made it to where I could move back into my dorm early. And so that was a huge blessing, and I was so grateful for that. And all the way up until all of these moments, it really was the Lord looking out for me. It was his hand upon me. I never in those moments, like, I was never truly alone. And the enemy really would have liked for me to continue to feel that way, and I felt that way again. The same woman that helped me get into my dorm early, I talked to her because after all of this happened, I was just like, you know, I've tried everything else. I've tried medication, I've tried drinking, I've tried smoking. I've tried coping. I've tried walking in nature. Like, I've literally tried everything. But one thing I haven't tried is God. I was like, I haven't. And I know that he can help. He saved my life when I was born, so I know he can help. And so I started going to church, and that woman had suggested a church to go to, and so I started going to this church, and I knew her, and I knew her faith. And I started to get to know people and have fellowship, and that really was such a blessing. And I the very first time I ever went to church there, I saw a little kid getting baptized. I was like, I want to do that. And I didn't even really fully know what that meant at the time, I had seen people get baptized, and I knew that it was an act of faith. It was a visualization of what's taking place in someone's heart, but I didn't really know anything about it. And so I remember talking to the pastor, and I was like, I want to get baptized. And he was like, okay, well, we're going to have a little interview type of thing. I'm going to ask you some questions. And I was like, okay. And he said, what does baptism mean to you? I said, well, you're dying with Christ, and you're resurrecting as new creation. Like, you're showing people what's taking place in your heart. Like, you have died to yourself. And you are being raised again with Christ. And I was like, I want to do that. So I got baptized. And it really was such an exciting moment because I just wanted him. I was hungry for him. And I didn't even know what that meant at the time. I just knew that I wanted to be baptized. And so I got baptized, and it really was one of the most amazing experiences ever. Like, I came out of that water, and I was like, Woo. I was like, I'm ready to go. I didn't even know where I was going. Yeah, I love it. A couple of weeks after that, my dog was hit and killed by a car. And that was a very traumatic moment. And that dog was like a best friend to me, so that was really hard. And I felt like, why did those two things have to happen so close together? And I was heartbroken. I was heartbroken. And about a month after she had passed away, I started looking for a new dog, and I had her all picked out, and I had everything ready. And I just I went through a period of time where I was so depressed that she was gone that I started to lean into that depression and I started to allow it to stay. And I knew that I was being attacked spiritually, but I didn't know what to do about it, and I didn't know how to combat it, and I didn't know what to do. I was lost, and I was heartbroken. I had a moment of time where I don't even remember what happened, but I just remember I was listening to lies that it was my fault that she was gone. And I was listening to lies that said, you're not worthy. This is pointless, all of these lies. And I started to become suicidal, and I started to question, what's the point? What's the point? I don't even know what I'm doing. And I felt so alone. I was in a house full of people, and I felt so alone. And I did. And I questioned, like, if I killed myself, like, would they even care? I started contemplating. I was literally plotting my suicide. And in that moment, I was sitting on my floor, and I had candles all around me, and the lights were off, and the only thing I had was my Bible at that moment. And I didn't have an intimate relationship with the Lord. I was saved, but I wasn't I don't know the word sanctified. Is that the right word? Yeah, you were saved, but you weren't.


Jemese Lachel 00:24:09

Sanctified and you weren't well, the way I see it is like, we get saved, and that's the Holy Spirit, the Lord, he yokes with our spirit. We're one spirit with him now, but our soul, which is the mind, our will and our emotions, that's where we need to walk that out with Jesus, have that sanctifying work done in our life. So you were saved, but your soul was not free.


Dani Kay 00:24:35

Your soul was not my soul was all bound up, literally, if I can picture my soul, it was tied in knots. I didn't have any type of healing that I thought I needed. I didn't know what to go off of. I didn't know. I knew that at that moment, the only thing that was bringing me comfort was holding my Bible. I had no thoughts to reach out to anybody. I had no thoughts to let anybody know what kind of things were going on in my head, because I really was going to kill myself. And I just remember sitting on the floor crying because I didn't want to, but I wanted to. I didn't want to leave, but I wanted to leave. I wanted to get out of my head because I felt like I was in prison in my head. And, you know, that's where the devil attacks us is in our mind. And he absolutely was attacking me in my mind. And that was the only thought on my mind was, I don't want to be here anymore. And so I'm sitting on the floor, and because I didn't have that intimate relationship with the Lord, the only way he spoke to me was when I opened my Bible. And I didn't even know how to read the Bible. I didn't know any scriptures other than be still and know that I am God. And like a couple more here and there, I didn't know the word good enough. And so for Him to speak to me, I would open my Bible and I would look at what was on the page or I would listen. And if I felt like go forward a couple of pages or backward a couple of pages, I would just do that. And so I'm sitting there with a handful of pills that I knew would kill me. I Googled it to make sure, and I knew it would kill me. I'm sitting there and I open up my Bible to Psalm 139, and this Bible is a spirit filled study Bible. So it's got commentary and it's got different things. So when I opened it up, I felt like, okay, this is the page I need to be on. And the very first thing I see is life begins at conception. Well, from birth, he saved my life. And so I see that and I go down a little bit and I see perfect. I see he's committed to perfecting or finishing what he started in us and making us a masterpiece. God wants to perfect our lives in Christ Jesus, and through the Holy Spirit, he is shaping us in the image of His Son. And I'm wondering how that fits here. And then I read Psalm 139. Mind you, I'm sitting on the floor holding this handful of pills, and I see Psalm 139 says, lord, you have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thoughts are far off. You comprehend my path and my lying down. You are acquainted with all my ways, for there is not a word on my tongue. But behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. I knew that if I took my life, I was going to go straight to hell because he saved me from birth. He formed me. He met me together. He knew me. He created me in the same image as his son, and he saved my life. And now I was about to take it and I was like, what? What do I say to him? And I had no words. I didn't think he was speaking to me, but then he spoke to me in that and I was like, I can't do this. And I put those pills back in that bottle and I put the cap on and I threw them away. And I sat there and I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried until I think I cried myself to sleep. But, you know, that really opened my eyes to I felt so alone. But I wasn't alone. He was right there with me because where I wasn't finding comfort, where I wasn't finding anything good, I found it in His Word and I found it in Him. He heard me. And I wasn't alone for that. I knew that there was no reason to try and do things in my own strength because I know that my strength is not sufficient. But his strength is and he gives us his strength. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is inside of us. And so to be able to lean on Him, to lean on his spirit when things don't make sense, that changed my life. That changed my life. The very thing that I went into therapy saying, I don't want this, and I was going to use that thing to take my life. In Christ, there is everything we need. There is healing. There is provision. There is favor. There is deliverance. There is total freedom. And I continued to take my medication after that, like normal, like I was prescribed it, but it haunted me because I knew that I almost took my life with him. And so I started to lean on Him and more and press in because I knew he could heal me. I knew I didn't need to stay on that. I created a goal. I wanted to be off it by this date. I passed that date. I increased my meds, but I kept believing him that he was going to heal me. I kept asking Him to heal me. I kept asking Him to help me. I kept pressing him, reading his word. I kept seeking him. I kept knocking, kept asking and seeking and knocking, and I just kept going and crying out to him in the process. And, yes, six months after that, six or seven months after that, I woke up one morning, and I was like, yeah, I'm going to spend this day with the Lord. Like, the whole day. I just want to spend it with him. So I took my Bible, took my drink, spread out a blanket on the front lawn, went outside, and I sat out there all day just reading, just talking to him. I don't even think I really knew how to pray at that point. I just talked to him like he was my friend, because religion taught me that you have to have this perfect prayer. Like, you have to know all the right words, and you have to know what to say and when to say it. And I just thought, I don't know how to pray. So I just started talking to him like I'm talking to you. I just started talking to him like he was my best friend. And that's how I really got to know him, was just talking to him. Just talking to him, believing his word, getting into his word. So I'm sitting out there all day. I mind you. I literally woke up, grabbed my stuff, went outside, and I just sat out there all day. And I'm sitting out there. I went out there, like 10:00 A.m., and then it's like, 04:00 p.m.. And I'm sitting there. No, it was probably, like two or three, but I'm sitting there, and I go, I forgot to take my meds. So I run inside. I run upstairs, and I always left them on my side table, and I grab them, and I pour them in my hand, and I'm like, Wait a minute. And I took note of the day, and when I filled my prescription and how many I had left, and I counted them again, and I was like, there was only four days left. And I had, like, nine pills. Four days left in the month, and I had nine pills. And I was like, how does that make sense? And I keep counting them and trying to figure it out in my head, and I'm like, I'm confused. And I'm, like, looking at these pills, and I'm like, what? And I heard his small, still voice say, I healed you. And that's when I realized I hadn't taken my meds for six days. Six days. And before, if I would go even a day and a half, two days without them, I would not be okay. I mean, I would be withdrawing from these meds because I was on a higher dosage. I felt wonderful. I felt new. Like, I literally felt healed. And I dropped to my knees and I started bawling. And I was like, thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. I immediately called my therapist or my counselor, and I said, I haven't taken my meds in six days. And she was like, oh my gosh, are you okay? Because she knew that I got withdrawals from these medications when I didn't have them because were sometimes I couldn't pay for him, so I'd have to go a few days without him until I could pay for him, and I would not be okay. And she knew that, and she was like, oh, my gosh, are you okay? And she starts freaking out a little bit, and I'm like, no, listen, I'm wonderful. I have never felt better. And she was like, wow, really? And I was like, yeah, I'm healed. And she was like, well, stop taking him then. And I was like, Amen. And I just thanked him. And I thanked him. And I thanked him because I made a goal because I was against it. I was like, okay, I only want to be on it for a year. Because she told me, you could be on it and regulate your neural pathways and then get off of it. And I was like, okay, that's what I want to do. Well, then my dog was hit into a bike to increase my meds, and then I almost took my life with him. And then God saw all of that even before it happened. He said, Wait a minute. She don't need those meds no more. She's healed. And I was like, I'm healed. I'm healed. And I just started declaring it because he told me, I healed you. And I believed him. And I said, I do feel healed. I didn't feel anxious after that. I didn't feel depressed. Now, mind you, my anxiety was so bad. It used to be so bad that I couldn't even go around people. Anybody invite me anywhere, I'd say, who's there? Who's coming? How many people are going to be there? Like, I analyzed everything. I was so anxious, I didn't know what to do with myself. And he healed me. It's like he took an eraser, and he just erased all of that. It wasn't a part of who I was anymore. And I could be normal. I could function normally. I could be social. I could go out and do things. I could believe that I was okay. And that is a feeling that you just can't compare with him. Because when when the Almighty God who literally spoke this world into existence tells you, I healed you, you can't argue with that.


Jemese Lachel 00:37:12

Come on.


Dani Kay 00:37:13

You can't argue with that. And when he says in his word, you know, my sheep know my voice, a stranger's voice, they will not follow. And I knew that. I knew that. I knew that. I knew that. I heard him say, you are healed. I healed you. And I believed in healing, but I didn't know he was going to do that. I didn't know he was going to do that. But that's just how good he is. Just how good he is.


Jemese Lachel 00:37:44

So good. Thank you, Jesus.


Dani Kay 00:37:48

Thank you jesus.


Jemese Lachel 00:37:49

Thank you, Jesus. Glory to God. Wow.


Dani Kay 00:37:55

Thank you, Jesus.


Jemese Lachel 00:37:58

I just feel like somebody needs to hear it that you don't have to do all these acrobatics, you don't got to do all these works. You don't got to do all these things sacly prayers. You don't got to do any of that in order to get God's attention, in order to get Jesus His love, his help that he sees you, and even by his very presence, without you even uttering a word, you may not even know how to say help.


Dani Kay 00:38:32

He's a very present help.


Jemese Lachel 00:38:35

Exactly. There you go. He's still a present help in that time of need, even if you don't know how to ask. And his presence in his presence is fullness of joy. In his presence is healing. And you can be healed just by the presence of God.


Dani Kay 00:38:56



Jemese Lachel 00:38:56

You don't got to wait for the perfect words.


Dani Kay 00:39:01

You don't have to I'm hearing strive. You don't have to strive to be healed. You don't have to strive to do it in your own strength. You don't have to strive to be perfect.


Jemese Lachel 00:39:14

That's right where we want to strive, jesus is saying, Let go. Where we want to cling on tighter. He's saying relief.


Dani Kay 00:39:24



Jemese Lachel 00:39:24

Let go. Amen. Oh, man, this is like I'm full.


Dani Kay 00:39:36

I am full.


Jemese Lachel 00:39:40

Thank you, Jesus.


Dani Kay 00:39:43

And, you know, that was, like, the first thing that happened that made me it lit a flame in me. It sparked something that made me want more, because I knew that if he could do that, he can do a lot more than that. Healing is so important. It is so important. And had he not healed me in that season, I wouldn't be who I am. I wouldn't have been able to seek Him the way that my heart desires to seek Him. And so after he did that for me, I went all in. I went all in. I wanted more. I was so hungry, and I feel like to say, too, in that time period when he did heal me, I wasn't perfect. I was still living in sin. I was still actively living in my sin. I was still doing things the way that I wanted to do things. I was still so worried about myself rather than the things of God. But Jesus looked at me, and he still thought I was worthy to be healed because he still had grace and mercy on me, and he healed me anyway. He did it because it's just how big he is. And see, the thing about it is back to saying, people think you got to be perfect sometimes. You got to be perfect for Him to heal. You got to be perfect. But you don't have to be perfect. Now, when we get saved, he's able to work those things out of us. He's able to mold us into Who He created us to be. But it's not until we call to him and surrender to Him and say, God, I need Your help. I can't do this on my he's able to come in, do what he wants to do, heal how he wants to feel, provide how he wants to provide, move you how he wants you to be moved. It's not until we invite Him in that he's able to do those things. And I see it this way. All of the spots and wrinkles, all of the things that make us not like Christ, well, he straightens them out. He gets the stains out. He does what needs to be done after the fact. We don't have to come to Him perfect. We don't have to try and do everything in strength. He says it's not by might, not by power, but by the spirit of the Lord. I couldn't do it. I'm not powerful. He's powerful and he did it. And all I had to do is open myself to.


Jemese Lachel 00:43:56

Jesus. Well, we're obviously going to have to have a part two.


Dani Kay 00:44:01

Yes, we are.


Jemese Lachel 00:44:02

We're excited about that because there's more.


Dani Kay 00:44:08

But wait, there's more.


Jemese Lachel 00:44:10

I'm excited because he's just so glorious. He's so glorious. He's so good. Oh, man, I love hearing how he's moved through you, how he's worked for you, and how he's even organized this. We didn't share it in the introduction, but the way the Lord organized us to sitting here is so perfect.


Dani Kay 00:44:31

Yeah, it is.


Jemese Lachel 00:44:32

Dani was saying to me that she had been wanting to tell her testimony. Didn't know how, didn't know what, didn't know when. Had no clue that I had this podcast thing going on that me and God got this thing going on over here. I don't know who mine. I just prayed, asking, like, you're going to have to send me somebody because I don't know who.


Dani Kay 00:44:55

He said, here you go.


Jemese Lachel 00:44:56

He said, here you go. And I'm so thankful. I'm thankful for that. So we'll be back for part two, but before we go, I always like to pray on the way out.


Dani Kay 00:45:06



Jemese Lachel 00:45:07

So. Thank you, Jesus.


Dani Kay 00:45:09

Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus.


Jemese Lachel 00:45:12

This woman has an anointing on her life. She's got such a heavy anointing on her life. It saves souls in the name of Jesus, and it is the Lord doing this thing. I want to allow her the opportunity. I say allow it's. The Holy Spirit who told me, you ask her to pray over the listener who maybe doesn't know Him yet, and even the ones who have let their relationship.


Dani Kay 00:45:51

Real cold.


Jemese Lachel 00:45:52

Or I say it like that, but really, a lot of times what ends up happening is you just put God in a box, you put them on a shelf that's due today. There's no better time than right now to come to Jesus. There's no better time than right now. You don't have to have a perfect prayer, perfect life. There's no better time. So we want to pray over you.


Dani Kay 00:46:25

Father God, I just ask that you bless whoever is listening with your holy presence, the Father. They would feel your love for them that Father, they would open their heart to you. Father, I ask that whoever is listening, Lord, that you would take their life and do something with it. You don't know him, and you want to know him. Just ask him. Say, Lord, take my life and do something with I invite you in the Bible says that those who believe in their hearts and stay with their mouth, that Jesus Christ is Lord, they will be saved. And so if you don't know where you'll be if you die right now, ask him. Say, Take my life and do something. I believe you, Father. I thank you. I thank you that your dearly, beloved children will hear this. Father, I just ask that you make known to them your love for them. And I thank you for it in Jesus. Amen

Selected Scriptures

Philippians 1:16


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