Author Bio Page: Dr. Keeyana Lock
The Power of Persistent Prayer
I am an overcomer, a teacher, a wife, a sister, and a friend. I have hope. I made mistakes, but I have learned from them. I am not perfect. I am still becoming, evolving, and fully aware that God is not finished with me. I am you, you are me, and in many ways...I am Baltimore.
Baltimore is more than just a city; it is at the core of many of my life experiences. Almost human, Baltimore City has a soul and bears responsibility for so much of the early childhood trauma that could have made this story so very different. Crime, drugs, and death were a daily part of my young life. A past that seemed normal to me then, but by Grace, that past did not destroy me. It helped to shape me into the person you see now.
I know people will ask, “How can you love God when He caused you so much pain?” My answer is simple. Even when most days seemed their darkest, I understood that faith alone couldn’t stop every stumble in my life, but I also recognized that favor would be what kept me while I learned to stand back up! What some people do not realize is that God only allows pain if it helps you to fulfill His purpose on this Earth.
In the Bible, Romans 8:28 reads, “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans.” I suffered to write this book for you, but I could only have written this book if I had suffered. I did so much healing while writing this book. So much of my soul is tucked within each sentence. I poured myself into the ink and wiped my sweat with the pages. My tears stain it from cover to cover. In the end, God worked it out for my good! He will do the same for you. Trust Him!