My daughter is … love lived out. Her words here strike me like a lightning bolt of love.
“I never thought that the insults, lies, and persecutions would come so often from other Christians. I am in no way perfect, but I always try to follow God’s ways and not my own. It’s astounding how many Christians there are that will blatantly go against God and even try to twist His Words to fit their own agenda. I refuse to change God, or His Word, to make Him what I want Him to be. I will continue to seek His truth and speak it in love.
Label me what you wish. Reject me if you’d like. You do not define me. You did not create me… God did. You do not know what is on my mind… God does. You do not know what is in my heart… God does.
I will serve only God – the One True God, whose truth will prevail regardless of how it is twisted and abused. I will keep speaking the truth in love. I will keep pressing on, and I will forgive those who hurt me as God has forgiven me.
If I am persecuted, even by other Christians who only want to hear their own “truth”, or if I lose everything in order to speak God’s truth… So be it. Jesus gave His life for me. I will give it all for Him.”
~ Emerson Mertens
From even before the day she was born, as I carried her in my womb, I prayed:
God, You have changed my life so drastically that I could never say thank you enough. I give this child I carry back to You. You will do big things through her. I trust in that Lord.
Those “things” began very quickly in her life. I should write a book just about what all God has done through her.
And now, after all the trials she has come through with us and on her own, I see the woman of God that He has made her to be and is continually molding her into. I could not be MORE proud of her as a SISTER in Christ our First Love, and I could not be more proud as a MOM.
My daughter, my Sister, you will never stand alone, and you will never stand lonely.
Your Mom, Your Sister
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I’m thankful for your love and encouragement as I pour out my heart and soul here and at GoingALLIN.org. You are an answer to a prayer!