This date will forever be celebrated in my memory!
A year ago God really put a teenage girl I know (who didnt know God) on my heart, and I couldnt help but pray for her, He gave me such compassion for her which would sometimes move me to tears. I prayed for her frequently and really built up relationship with her, God gave me such faith for her, and I somehow KNEW one day she would become a Christian, this was a very exciting thought and really motivated me to cry out for her, and I would imagine her being at church etc. As the months passed, she began to ask questions, and we had some great conversations about God’s love and the gospel, and she was so interested, often coming up to me and telling me about how she defended God in her philosophy class! She also loved stories of healings, and had loads of faith for it herself and often asks me to ‘make the pain go away’, which it has on the couple of occasions i have commanded it to there and then.
I have invited her to events and youth on numerous occasions over the months, and a month or so ago she came to a youth event at Church.
Not a lot seemed to come of it, but a couple of weeks ago some other youth started coming to Alpha, with almost no work from me at all, which renewed my excitment for this girl, so i started pushing through again, praying everyday! After a convo with her last week, she said she wanted to come to youth, but ended up being too scared as she didnt really know anyone.
I told some of the youth at church, and they started praying too. I told her this week that they were praying, and she was really touched and said she wished she was a Christian!! She said this again later in the week, got a bible out of the library to read, and was texting the girls at church loads!
She went to the youth group in the eve (18th) and after the talk everyone got into groups to pray, and the leader in her group asked if she wanted to accept Jesus into her life…and she said YES!!
After they prayed, she was crying but really happy, and the leader explained about the Holy Spirit and asked if she wanted to experience him, and she did!!
She then talked about a girl at school who she thinks needs God, and she will invite her along! She went home, eager to read her bible, and is coming to church tomorrow and Alpha on tues!!
WHAT A FAITHFUL GOD!!
LOVE THAT WE GET TO CO INHERIT!!