February 26, 2015

Is Your Heart Broken & You Don’t Know It?

Have you ever felt like your heart wasn’t working exactly as it should be, but you didn’t know how to get it back on track?Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 2.45.28 PM

On the outside, you seem to be doing okay.  You have the right job, the right family, the right house and church—even the right dog.   Your head knows the truth about God’s promises, but deep down, your heart knows there’s got to be more.  You believe that Jesus has promised freedom, relationship, joy, peace, and abundant life through salvation, but if you’re completely honest with yourself, you haven’t been able to fully experience it.

The brokenness of the heart can manifest in all sorts of negative ways, and sometimes, these ways are hard to identify as problems because they are manageable.

-Fear and Anxiety
-Bitterness & Jealousy
-Control & Manipulation
-Distant connection to God or others
-Difficulty staying present in the moment

There are other broken hearts that constantly scream with pain. And maybe you can identify yourself in this category, like I could for years.

No matter what you try, you just can’t seem to move past certain behaviors, emotions, or belief systems—feeling constantly dragged down by the pain of the past.  Despite your best effort to change and experience freedom, the brokenness inside of your heart keeps causing all sorts of damage the longer it goes unhealed—sabotaging relationships, jobs, and dulling life.

Signs of a broken heart can scream to be fixed as they consume and destroy:

-Eating Disorders
-D.I.D. (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
-Cycles of abuse
-Uncontrollable Anger
-Prescription Addiction

No matter where your heart lies on the continuum of brokenness—from the severely abused to those simply desiring deeper intimacy with God—hope is never lost as long as Jesus is making radical promises of freedom.


The very reason Gold Monarch Healing Center opened its doors was for this—Christians who feel ‘stuck.'  I was a woman in full-time ministry when my family and I moved to Abilene, Texas over a year ago, knowing our bleeding hearts needed to heal….otherwise, they would keep bleeding all over the place.  When Luke and I started getting HeartSync ministry last January, we had no idea what a Divine setup God had us in.

Because just months later on March 5, when we gave birth to a baby who died in our arms, the pain didn't destroy us like it would have in the past.  In fact, we were actually THRIVING in the midst of the worst pain of our lives because of the ministry we had received prior to our daughter's death.  

This, dear friend, is your Kingdom right as a citizen of heaven.  

Living in pain from a place of wholeness is entirely different than living in pain from brokenness.  One pulls you closer to the Comforter and Healer.  One tends to build walls of isolation out of protection.  Unhealed pain can cause our hearts can get hard, confused, and stay broken.

Enter, HeartSync ministry—the foundation of everything Gold Monarch is about.


So what is HeartSync ministry anyway, and how does it work?

Every person on the planet has been wounded by pain at some point in life. But unfortunately, there are many wounds that never had the chance to heal. If broken hearts aren’t brought to the Healer, old wounds from the past can end up writing the pages of our future.

“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 11:19

After two decades of professional therapy as a licensed family counselor, my rockstar of a mom, Amy Black, knew there had to be a faster way to get people free. With her training and education, along with over forty years of full-time ministry, it was taking years to counsel clients into things she knew Jesus could easily heal. She believed that if God could lead someone to the heart of the issue, then He could fix it immediately. And permanently.


And this began happening.


After years of praying, crying out to God, studying, and training in inner healing, she was introduced to HeartSync Ministries from founder Andrew Miller in Tallahassee, Florida.  As she began ministering to the brokenhearted from all walks of life, Amy continues to see the hurting put back together and made whole—just as Jesus intended.

A HeartSync ministry session is simply a counseling session led by Jesus. But instead of revisiting past trauma, HeartSync begins with an Immanuel Moment that starts with a powerful experience of deep connection with Father God.  Out of that experience of connection, God is able to lead and guide to the deep places of the heart and bring healing without the person having to relive traumatic memories from the past.

The head knows, but the heart believes.  And your heart was created to both experience and believe God.

Instead of reasoning to the logic of a person’s head—trying to find the problem and convince the mind to change over years of counseling—Jesus goes immediately to the heart of the issue, bringing an experience of healing that’s both powerful and life-changing. And as Jesus is allowed to uncover the brokenness that destroys our lives, the pain miraculously heals, syncing the heart back to wholeness made available in Christ.

A whole heart overflows with Love.
It beats with freedom.
It lives without shame and fear.
It never leaves peace.
It overcomes adversity with confidence.
It always returns to joy.
It heals from pain and trauma.
It is free from the past, enjoying the present, and hopes for the future.
It connects intimately with God and others.
It hears and sees God clearly.
And come rain or come shine, it experiences abundant life.



Let me be clear….I don't make a dime from in Gold Monarch Healing Center.  I'm not promoting it as a business, because it's not my business….I'm screaming from the rooftops because the ministry here has been the whole reason all of you have applauded how I've dealt with the death of my daughter.  Over the years, I've tried every avenue possible to find intimacy with God, and nothing has connected my heart as quickly to the Healer, bringing relationship, joy, freedom, and peace.

So naturally, I want everyone and their mama to experience the same thing….because freedom tastes so freaking good. 


Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 3.06.16 PMFor those of you who've emailed and think the Healing Intensive is out of your budget, come and simply stay at Gold Monarch and receive HeartSync ministry.  Our Day Packages were designed to work with your individual needs, budgets, schedules, and lifestyles.

For those of you who want to help  but don't know how, we have people emailing every week who are coming out of the sex slave industry who have been trafficked and can't afford to come, and we know of 5 kidnapped teenagers of sex trafficking who have recently been rescued—who we need help sponsoring to come receive ministry from the trauma of their past nightmare.

There is so much need—so much pain—and so many broken hearts who are longing to be reconnected to the ONE they were created for.  Gold Monarch is there for that very reason—& the staff is longing to help.


I remember getting off the phone with one of my best friends one night, Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture. She had been visiting with a friend who was one of our first guests at Gold Monarch, and Kim was in complete awe how this person had completely transformed from broken and betrayed, to whole and alive in just 3 short days.

“Christa,” she texted.  “Skyler (her husband) and I have decided there's going to be a lot of people who go looking for Goldie when they get to heaven, simply to thank her for saving their life.”

And as a mama who had promises from God that my baby girl would be a healer, I know Kim is right.

I may not get to look into the eyes of my little Luca Gold on this earth, but for every person who walks out of Gold Monarch set free, I get to see her legacy live on.

And there's no greater gift that a mother could ever receive.


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“My heart was shattered by betrayal after 30 years of marriage. I felt frozen, confused, unable to focus on the tasks of the day, devastated and buried in grief and disbelief. I didn't know where to turn, but thankfully God led me to Gold Monarch Healing Center. And through this incredible team that ministered to my Spirit, Soul and Body, Jesus healed my broken heart! I can face my deep grief, anxiety, and pain with a whole heart that is synced to the heart of Christ. I feel powerful, strong and amazingly joyful admist my pain knowing that Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted and He miraculously healed mine!”

-Michelle, California

“When I arrived at Gold Monarch, I was coming out of a season of spiritual fatigue and defeat. Years of trials had left me living in a heavy fog that clouded my faith and hardened my heart. The term “healing” doesn't really capture my time at Gold Monarch- I would call it a resurrection. My numb heart and dying faith were filled with life and joy again. The change within me was nothing less than miraculous- and the icing on the cake was making lifelong friends. Being at Gold Monarch is like being lowered through the roof and placed at His feet. It was the best decision I've ever made and has thoroughly changed my life.”

-Jami, Louisiana


“I came to Gold Monarch looking for tools to reconnect with God and to rekindle a joy and hope I once knew. I have a great life – I’m a happily married pastor’s wife with beautiful kids to take care of. However, after years of pain, numbness and grieving a son I lost way too soon, my heart felt so disconnected and I barely knew myself anymore. I really didn’t know what to expect from Gold Monarch, but I was willing to dive in and receive all that they had to offer. Within 5 minutes of being there, I knew this was the best thing I had ever done for myself. I have never felt more safe, cared for and loved than I did at Gold Monarch – and I was surrounded by complete strangers! But these strangers knew the Father in a way that was undeniable and was demonstrated immediately. I stayed for a 3.5 day intensive, with women who all had completely different reasons for being there. It was such a privilege to share something so personal and so significant with people who now are life long friends. Gold Monarch Healing Center offered me more than I could have ever dreamed of! From heart syncs to raindrop therapy to the organic chef, I was blown away!! There was such significance for me with a full healing approach. My heart literally came alive! I left Gold Monarch with such an excitement and anticipation for life, but even more, I left knowing the Father’s love in a way that healed and restored every fiber in my body. My heart is whole and my lens from which I view life is completely new – everything changed!”

-Kacie, Arizona

14 Responses to “Is Your Heart Broken & You Don’t Know It?”

    • Christa Black Gifford

      The great thing about old skeletons is that they can be cleaned out. But the amazing thing about Jesus, he doesn’t bury those skeletons—he resurrects them into new life. Father continues to take everything that that breaks my heart and 1) either heals it and restores what’s been stolen or 2) uses the pain to teach me, mold me, and draw me even closer into His arms. Is whole-hearted living a reality? Absolutely, otherwise Jesus wouldn’t have promised it. I know people who live in that realm. And if their hearts get desynchronized by life…then they reengage and connect again. The purpose of HeartSync is to teach people to live in joyful connection with God and others—-which is your absolute right as a believer. Pain makes it difficult, especially when mountains seem to difficult to climb. But we have a Savior who loves to carry us, heal us, wipe our tears and wounds, and teach us how to live in intimate connection with Him. (:

  1. This SOOO sounds like what I need. Saved, spirit-filled, lover of Jesus for 30 years but stuck in repeating patterns of behavior. Thoughts of giving up pass through my mind but I know where that is coming from. It would take a miracle to be able to afford this treatment/therapy but I do serve a God of miracles. Thank you, Christa, for all that you do!

  2. Larry Jones

    First of all, Am just short of words i don’t know what to say, am so grateful to Dr NICE for what he has done for me. At first i thought he was a scam like two others that i worked with, but i just decided to contact him then he told me that my lover will be back home within 4days. On the forth day, my husband called me and said he was sorry for the frequent argument and fight, i was so happy that my husband who left me for over 2 years called me. Now we are together he can’t do without me, he always wants me to be by his side and he just bought me a new car. If you want to contact him for help, his email is

  3. LeslieLinehan

    Hi Christa…I have been following your story since the birth of your Goldie…and now watching Birdie on Instagram is such a joy. I have been meaning to purchase your book for a very, very long time…and finally am able to. I’ve also inquired into Gold Monarch…not sure that would be realistic, but I know it would be a step in the right direction for me. Looking forward to reading your book….needing this encouragement now <3

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“I had planned to end my life, but chose to give it one last shot and signed up for the Master Heart Course. I finally found what I was looking for. My life has changed in ways I could never could put into words, being healed far beyond what I could imagine. I have a long way to go, but this course literally saved my life..”