Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine ISSUE 23 Tamuz | June 2023 | Page 11

Preparing for your “ Hineni ”


I grew up going to Tikkun Conferences , it always felt like a big family reunion for me . I loved the euphoric feeling of freedom getting to run from place to place on my own schedule . Back then there were no cell phones , we just chose a time and place to meet . One of the highlights I remember was the kids program , Super Kid Academy . I loved it and always wanted to get “ The Super Kid '' prize . Despite my best efforts , I never won . Looking back , I can see how even through NOT winning , God was preparing me to be seen only by Him , and in turn Him to be the only one to ever get the glory through me . My Hineni story was just beginning .
When I was 14-years old , my life was suddenly turned upside down when my younger brother tragically died in a house fire . I had to re-find myself , and I truly became dependent on the Lord . What followed was a life full of “ Hineni ’ s .” Here I am ! Mostly , I cried Hineni out of desperation . I thought to myself , “ I have already experienced so much pain , I am ready for my life to count for something .” I was desperate to see change , and I was desperate for God .
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