This was a bit scary for me! I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because getting my story, my ‘stuff’, out there is a bit foreign to me. However, I know many of you are intrigued by my roots. So I bared a little of my story to you.
I trust you will not find my answers conceited and selfish, but rather be encouraged and inspired to love the Lord as you are already doing, and then even more.
He is ever faithful, unchanging, capable of handling your junk, understanding you, caring for you and loving you in spite of it all. Quite capable, indeed.
Rest in that knowledge today.
Here is an excerpt of my interview. Be sure to click through to the link I have left at the bottom.
Was God always present in your life? Was it consistent? I grew up Amish. We always went to church, Sunday school, summer Bible schools, and had daily prayer times in the morning and evening. So yes, the knowledge of God has always been present.
At what age did you really understand and start to have a personal relationship with Him? I was eleven when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. However, that wasn’t normal in the Amish culture. I kept this knowledge to myself. The enemy attacked me brutally. He made me believe I was alone, ridiculous & stupid. He made me feel like I was nothing short of a traitor to my family. I was scared out of my mind that if I told anyone of my salvation I would be mocked or misunderstood, but if I didn’t I was nothing short of a liar.
Did you have a pivotal circumstance that changed your path in life? Yes. When I became pregnant with our oldest child. I was a scared teenager, far from my family and unmarried. Throw that into an Amish culture and you have all sorts of drama and issues.
Click here to read the rest of my story. While you are there, please comment or follow Kim in some way. She has such a gentle loving spirit. I trust you will feel welcomed and loved at her little sanctuary where His grace is Pouring Down Like Rain.