There is a movie called “Joni.” The movie is based on true events. It is about a woman who went swimming out in the lake with a couple of her friends, and as she dove down into the water, she wound up breaking her neck at the age of 17. That accident caused her to become paralyzed and unable to walk again. The movie tells her story of what it was like during her trial and tribulation when she met a man by the name of Jesus. Even though she suffered this life-altering accident, she learned how to paint with her mouth. She found strength and faith in Jesus. 

This movie reminded me of my encounter when I received Jesus as Lord of my life. I learned how to depend on Jesus. I learned how to wait on Him. I now have such joy. He has delivered me from all storms.

I learned several years ago when I had a car accident that you don’t always have to pray aloud. All it takes is to start a conversation with God and talk to Him as if you were talking to your mother or your best friend. He’s waiting and listening to hear your voice. It doesn’t matter if you can’t speak out loud because we have to realize not everybody may be able to talk. You might be mute and can’t speak. In such a case, you can use your gifts and talents to worship God, as Joni learned to do in the movie. If you get your mind on Jesus and talk to Him, you will be led into praise and worship. You can then say, “Oh Lord, I love you, and I thank You for being my ABBA, Father God.” It is a privilege and an honor to be able to call on the name of the Lord. When we acknowledge that Jesus is Lord and Savior and there is none other, nothing stays the same. There’s nothing that can compare to His glory and love. Yes, I may be married and have a husband, but my love for Jesus can never be compared. God’s love is that agape love. It’s a love that will never fail. The love of Father God will never leave, nor will He walk away from you. He will never turn a deaf ear toward you. He may not talk to you all the time when you want Him to, but he’s always listening. Can I get somebody to just love on him? 

There was this commercial I used to love to watch back in 1979. It says that eating a York Peppermint Patty is like the sensation of a cool breeze blowing through your hair. When I think about Jesus, I get this sensational fire going through my body. I know that it’s the anointing that is on my life. I can feel the fire come down! God has made man a little bit lower than the Angels. The angels of God are ministering spirits that are assigned to guide and protect us. As God’s chosen vessels, we are likened to a flame of fire, for we possess the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the CEO, the founder and the perfecter of our faith. He’s God, and He alone can set us on the right track. He will cause our faith to go from glory to glory and from faith to faith. He is God Almighty, and He takes us up to another level.

Hebrews 1:7 (KJV) says, “And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers as a flame of fire.”

I will leave you with the following scriptures to meditate on. I pray that as you read and reflect on this article that your thirst and intimacy with God will grow stronger and that you will say just as I have, “Oh! How I Long to Be Like Him.”

I John 2:6 (KJV) “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 

1 Corinthians 11:1(NASB)

“Be imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.”

1 Peter 2:21(NKJV) 

“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.”

John 14:15 (NASB)

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”

Romans 8:29 (NASB)

For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters;

1 John 2:29 (ESV)

“If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.”

1 John 3:2 (ESV)

“Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”

1 John 3:7 (ESV)

“Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.”

1 John 4:15 (ESV)

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”

1 John 4:17 (ESV)

“By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.”

I Peter 2:9 (ESV) “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV)

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Ephesians 5:1 (ESV)

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.”

 Ephesians 5:2 (ESV) “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 3:27 (ESV)

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

Hebrews 12:2 (ESV)

“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

John 15:12 (ESV) “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

John 15:20 (ESV)

“Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”

John 3:16 (ESV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:30 (ESV)

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Luke 6:40 (ESV)

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.”

Luke 6:46 (ESV)

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”

Matthew 11:29 (ESV)

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 5:48 (ESV)

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 2:5 (ESV)

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 17:15 (ESV)

“As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.”

Romans 10:9 (ESV) “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 12:2 (ESV)

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 5:8 (ESV)

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 6:11 (ESV)

“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 6:4 (ESV)

“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Romans 8:28 (ESV)

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV)

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

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Stephanie Ham is the founder and CEO of Misfits To The Nation, But Chosen By God’s Creation. Before marriage, she was known as Stephanie Whack.  She is a woman after God’s own heart and an intercessor. Stephanie is married to Leo A. Ham. She is a mother of three sons, and four grandchildren: two boys and two girls. She happens to be the #1 Best Seller Book Writing Scribe for The Kingdom. When God called her, He said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world {John 9:4-5}.”

Stephanie’s favorite Scripture is: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Stephanie’s ministry is all about encouraging, uplifting the brokenhearted, hurting, and abused men and women of God. When you’re broken from the inside, it’s hard to believe in a God who you cannot see. You don’t know how He can possibly love someone you… Right? I had to learn that God’s Word concerning our lives means so much to Him that He died to save us. Amen. It does not matter to Our Savior if we are a misfit. But what does concerns Him is that we are the core of Jesus’s very being. Know that we’re Misfits with A Purpose that can change the Nation. God has given Stephanie a keen discernment, intelligence, and a passion for prayer. She loves seeing souls saved. It doesn’t matter if you’re called an outcast.  God loves you. God died for you to live and have life more abundantly.

She has attended the following churches along her Journey: 

St. Michael’s Hope Ministry: Apostle Michael, Prophetess Sharon Woodham CLIO, SC. 

Word Of Life Pastor Hodges Bennettsville SC, Solid Rock Holiness: Apostle Ervin Dease and First Lady Mary Dease “aka Spiritual Parents’ Bennettsville, SC.

New Creation Christian Church: Bishop Wesley V. Knight & Prophetess Adrian Knight “aka Spiritual Parents” Brooklyn, NY. 

The Doors Of Hope: Bishop Michael Blue& First Lady Melinda Blue from Marin SC.

Her educational background consists of the following:

Word Of Life Bible College Studied: The book of Revelation, The Tabernacle, Homiletics. 2002, In Bennettsville SC.

Undergraduate Nyack College study General, Counseling, Abnormal and Child Psychology. Old, New Testament, etc. 2010- 2013

In Manhattan, NY, God started dealing with Stephanie’s life and how she felt about herself. She received the vision for her ministry between 2011- 2012 and birthed it out in 2020.

 God placed her around people who believed in her and what she couldn’t see in herself. God was in the midst the whole time. Nevertheless, everything happens in God’s timing.