Patience N.

Patience N.

from MO
Story #635
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and a family where God and His goodness were promoted on a daily basis. For that reason I had a decent understanding of who God was even at a young age.

When I was 5 years old I decided I wanted God/Holy Spirit in my own life. So my mom and I sat down on our love couch and she prayed with me, walking me through the acceptance of Jesus Christ into my heart.

Yahweh in my mind was a big and powerful Father, someone who had created the world; who loved, forgave, and took care of us no matter the circumstances. I was taught God wanted to speak to and through us but I didn’t know how to personally hear his voice

Praying off and on throughout the day was a normal part of my life. Seeing God working in and through people around me was also common and even expected. I liked seeing Him perform miracles in the lives around me, and I began to strongly desire it for myself.

Between the ages of 10 and 14, I really started seeking God out on my own, reading the Word, praying and sometimes taking the time to listen for His response. Stepping into my identity, I started feeling closer to the Father and who He had created me to be.

In going to Nepal at 15 I grew a lot in my relationship with the Father and learned to rely on him way more than I did before.

There have been many ups and downs in my relationships, struggles with friends, family members and just life situations. In almost every one of those situations I have seen and felt God’s comforting hand. His love and redemption plan has been very real in my mind, heart, and desires.

When I turned 16 I got an amazing, God-given job where I am still working currently. I am now 17 and diving deep! More and more doors are being opened as opportunities for me. So God has a lot on His hands of leading me through the doors that will most benefit me and the people around me. I feel that I am only now just discovering how deep, how wide, and how high God's heart and love is!

Yahweh and I are partners in our journey to build His kingdom together. He is a good good Father and I know I am safe in His hands.

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