Ashley’s journey begins with a pivotal moment in her mom’s life.
In the year of 2000, Ashley’s mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The prognosis was her mom would end up in a wheelchair and eventually die from the disease. A close family member heard the news and invited Ashley’s mom to come to their church to receive prayer for healing. Ashley’s mom attended the church, and was completely healed of multiple sclerosis by the power of God. At the follow up doctor appointment, the physician was dumbfounded that all lesions were completely gone from her mom’s brain, and she no longer had any of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
The Lord began to use her mom’s testimony to open up Ashley’s heart to His goodness and Grace. For years, Ashley’s mom had ministered to her about how much God loved her, but it never really penetrated her heart until one particular morning in 2004. Ashley had come to the end of her rope, and was tired of trying to do life her way. She was addicted to alcohol, and did not see a light at the end of the tunnel. She felt that she just did not want to go on with life anymore. As she sat in her bedroom and reflected over the course of her life, her mom’s words about God’s Love began to echo in her heart. Out of depression, defeat and despair she said, “God if you are real, I just ask you to take my life from me. I don’t want to be here any longer.” When she spoke those words, instead of death invading her room, God’s overwhelming love saturated her room. She slid onto her knees, overwhelmed by His love, and surrendered her life to Christ. At that moment, The Love of God burst forth into her heart. That moment marked her and changed the very course of her life forever.
In March 2017, as Ashley was worshipping The Lord, He told her to begin God Within Her Ministries, and to start by writing devotionals and bible studies to encourage and help women grow in their faith in Christ. She stepped out in faith and obeyed.
In 2018 He instructed her to move out beyond her “online borders” and go out into the local community. One mission in particular had a tremendous impact on her. The Lord led her, and a few other ladies, to help a small town in NC who had been devastated by a hurricane. They had lost most everything, and the town had been without power for nearly a month. The ladies worked to gather clothing and personal need items for the town, and headed there. While they were there, The Lord led her to pray with a specific group of women. As Ashley prayed with them, she was completely overwhelmed by His compassion for the people of this community. In that moment, she saw how much she had personally held back from The Lord because of fear. The Lord said to her, “Will you give me everything?” Ashley knew what He was asking, and held it in her heart and pondered over it that night. She felt overwhelmed, kind of afraid, but also knew He could be trusted completely. In the morning when she woke up, she had settled the issue in her heart and knelt down and said, “Lord I give you my all, I give you everything, my whole life is yours to do whatever you want.”
From that moment on, The Lord has been expanding and increasing the vision for what He wants to accomplish through a yielded and willing vessel. Today, God Within Her Ministries is ministering to women throughout the world via online communications, and also locally through local Bible Studies, fellowships and ministry events.
Ashley prays that each video helps to strengthen, encourage and establish you in the faith of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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