“I see walls nearly everywhere. Devastation and bitterness in the aftermath of relationship blowups … Hurt people barricading themselves from ever having to feel relational pain again, discovering instead the angst of loneliness behind the barrier. People holding tightly to control, only to see their relational worlds spin into chaos … Walls aren’t pretty. But they’re real.”
– excerpt from Mary Demuth’s “The Wall Around Your Heart”
Often we fail to see the walls that we’ve carefully constructed to keep others out. Other times, we’re very much aware of them, as we continually fortify them, maintaining these walls as a shield we trust in to guard against the bad, the uncomfortable, the unknown.
Some walls are there to keep people in view at a safe distance … or they’ve grown so tall and strong that they completely block our view of seeing altogether.
What are the walls within the heart? Why do we construct them? How can we tear them down and live without constraint – free in the Lord to be the people He calls us to be?
These are the questions Mary DeMuth explores in her life-changing book that just released, “The Wall Around Your Heart.” Here, Mary explores the Lord’s Prayer as a roadmap to guide us in how we can achieve wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships and begin to dismantle the walls in our heart to fully love and serve others to the glory of God. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into life-changing, joyful growth.
A key aspect of the book that I appreciate most is that Mary not only shares her wisdom and the stories of others to inspire and encourage us, she also provides “Questions for Growth” at the end of each chapter that challenge us to dig deep and apply the truths of God in our own hearts and lives.
So when Mary asked me to be part of her book launch team, I was honored. The Lord has used her books to touch my life (and so many others) in such remarkable ways.
As I turned the pages, some of the walls around my heart were hard to see at first – I just didn’t even know they were there. And until this book, I never would have thought to seek them out, or to try break them down …. to discover what I was missing.
What I lenjoy most about Mary’s writing, is that you can feel her right there with you as you read each page – sharing her own journey and spurring you on in yours. Her ability to help her readers open their eyes to the possibilities that come when we surrender our hearts more and more to Jesus is a gift the Lord has given her to serve each of us.
Not to digress, but Mary’s book “Everything,” is one of the most beautiful and inspiring books that I’ve read on giving our hearts fully to Jesus. And now, The Wall Around Your Heart follows in its footsteps sharing the wisdom needed to recognize and tear down the barriers in our hearts, so we can accomplish the will of God in our lives to fully love and serve others for His glory.
If you’re feeling hurt by past relationships, constrained in living the life the Lord is calling you to live, or you are simply seeking the encouragement to live an unbridled life more fully to the glory of God, I highly recommend my friend Mary’s wonderful books. I can’t express enough gratitude to God for inspiring her to openly share her wisdom.
And of course I am thankful to Mary for being such a humble and gracious example of living life uncaged – fully free and joyfully living her life for the King of Kings and inspiring us all to do the same!
Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly