I go by Lisa (though I always wished it was Elisabeth). I am a widow and mother of four. I gave my life to Christ at 9 and 1/2 and never looked back.
Wait, halt, sorry I just flat out lied right there.
That tells you two things about me. 1) I have a very tender conscience and 2) even though I wish I hadn’t, I basically looked back about a minute after getting saved.
But that’s OK because God is so good that He loved me anyway. He pursued me and after years of digging a hole too big to get myself out of, He reached in and pulled me out. I was around 31 at the time. From that point on I never looked back. Honest!
I am 51 now. It has been a long journey for me. I was widowed at 41 with four children at home. I went back to school and ten years later have a Masters in Theological Studies. I was not easy at times but through it, all God’s grace has carried me through.
Some say that I have been given the gift of faith, for I simply believe what God says. Yet, I am not sure that I have been given anything that anyone else hasn’t been given.
I am grateful for this faith gift. I used to be a person filled with fear. I walked around a bit like Chicken Little, until the day I heard Him say “Trust Me!” So I took a chance and did just that, and baby step, by step, by stride, by jog, by full-on-run …I have followed His lead.
I have seen amazing things happen, all because of Him. I believe that He wants the church to rise up and just trust Him…simply trust Him. For if we don’t, He cannot work through us.
I also believe that stories, true stories of how faithful and good God is, are powerful.
So I will tell some of my own, about how God has led me thus far, and I hope that you will share yours too (e-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why do I trust Him? Because in all the times that I ever turned to Him and said help, or please, or why? He never, and I mean NEVER left me.
God is so very, very good!
If you are a Christian you know this already, and if you are not, I hope that you will someday ask God to show you who he is.
Jesus loves you is more than a bumper sticker, it’s the truth!
So that’s me in a nutshell…what starts with me ends with Jesus.