I remember the moment as if it was yesterday. I was sixteen years old, I was kneeling down beside my bed and pouring my heart out to the God I love so much. I heard God's voice speak to my heart and ask me if I was willing to serve Him...to give my life to His cause. I felt completely overwhelmed. Why would God want to use a simple little South African girl from an ordinary family? I knew I had nothing to offer. In a simple, childlike way I told God that I had nothing to give. Again I felt God speaking to my heart and assuring me that all He wanted was my willing heart. I knew I could give God that much. So on that day, many years ago I gave my entire life over for service in God's Kingdom.
I have loved every single minute of serving the cause of Jesus. It was shortly after my enounter with God that He brought Paul into my life and to my absolute delight discovered that he had also laid his life down for the cause of God's kingdom. We have felt so honored to serve God that Paul and I have spent our lives encouraging other young people to do the same.
The journey has been challenging and joyful all at the same time. Yes, we have been treated harshly and unfairly by some people, but God has always been faithful and kind and He has never ever failed us. He never will. And here is the amazing aspect of my story...the longer I serve Him the more I love Him and the sweeter it gets.
So, if today you are contemplating serving God's Kingdom I hope this post will encourage you. If you are discouraged in your service because of unkind people, criticism or anything else for that matter let me encourage you today. Serving God has the richest rewards. I would never change my life for anything. Despite all the challenges and hardships I have no regrets...not one!
The longer I serve Him the sweeter it grows!
I am and always will be,
recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,