1. Tracy: In Pursuit of God

We are starting a new series here.  A lady whom we will call Tracy wrote me.  Her story is one that I have heard many, many times.

She was born into a less than perfect family.  She met Christ.  She was introduced to deliverance and inner healing.  Tracy has spent large amounts of time and money going to all sorts of big names and no names looking for healing.

Along the way, a lot of things bounced (like they do with all of us) and some things took.  She is in a better place than 30 years ago.

However, in spite of all the amazing people she has listened to and all of the ministry she has received, she has not a shred of intimacy with God.

Like I said, an old, old story.

Most who write me about this particular flavor of deep pain come with a spirit of accusation, either against God or against religion and the inner healing movement that has over-promised and under delivered.

Tracy got my attention because she came with a spirit of sonship and said frankly that she was tired of things that didn’t work, but she still had a burn in her to connect with God.  She knew that any strategies that came from me would be primarily about a DIY approach, but she proclaimed her willingness to lean in one more time if I thought I had something more than she had already been through.

I wrote back, commended her on her emotional outlook about the situation and said I didn’t know if I could help her, but I was sure that I had some tools that others had not tried yet.  I proposed working with spirit, soul and body, not just one of them and said it would take some time.  I also asked if I could disguise her story a bit and blog it here, since others follow the same painful path.

She was a bit cautious about sharing her journey, since she is not a denizen of the blogosphere, so I told her I would send her the first one for her to approve before I posted it.  She has approved this, since it is sanitized enough to be the story of 10,000 other people, so we are off and running.  I will share my ideas.  She will share what she did with them and whether anything worked.

Copyright January 2016 by Arthur Burk

From home


  1. Gina says

    I’m also one of these Tracys out there and will participate in this new journey with great expectation. Thank you so much, Arthur and Tracy, for making this available to all of us.


  2. Ruth Allison says

    Me too! I long for intimacy with my Father, and with Jesus. Not many friends can understand as it has been easy for them. There is nothing that i know of that is blocking me. I know that breakthrough is coming! May it be soon!

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  3. Jerri Langlais says

    I can identify, with much of what is written about Tracy. I know I’m not alone. I have a friend who can pray with others and feel totally at ease, and cannot or has difficulty in intimate prayer with God alone. How many are there of us out there?! I know I’ve gotten to a different place with God just by sitting here and spending time with Him. But I still don’t feel close enough, or maybe that’s to be expected?

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  4. laurimaries says

    I am so excited about this! I am where “Tracy” is, and I applaud her for reaching out and for being pro-active. I haven’t reached out here, but, I have been reaching out because I know that there has to be an answer for those of us desperate enough to find it.

    I know He desires for us to experience that connection with Him, and I will eagerly follow along and participate with the exercises as they are made known.

    Thank you to both of you!


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