I Was Not Saved For Myself

Thursday, September 17, 2020

I Was Not Saved For Myself

God's relentless pursuit of Ashley Hembree is only part of her story. WHY does He pursue us - that's the bigger discussion.

jules and ashleyI've heard it said a big problem is just a small one that didn't get managed earlier. My friend, Ashley Hembrey, would say that's pretty accurate. Ashley started down a path of self destruction early in high school and her choices led her into situations that most of us can't even imaging.

In this first episode of the new season of The Jules Show, I had the chance to sit down on my back porch and talk with Ashley about her story. She was in a deep pit of self destruction, fueled by addiction which ultimately led to multiple stints in jail. It was in jail she finally realized she needed help. She's been in recovery for years now, and credits daily devotion time and music from artists like Tauren Wells and Lauren Dangle with helping remind her daily she is a redeemed child of the King.

But the big take away from my time with Ashley wasn't the "how" or that God DID redeem her. We spent much of our time together talking about WHY God redeems us.

I appreciate Ashley's bravery and willingness to share her story with us. She's even willing to offer her assistance to anyone who finds themselves in a place of brokenness.  If you'd like to reach out to Ashley, please email my producer, Anne at anned@thejoyfm.com and she will put you in touch with Ashley.



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