Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Have a New Sister


A sister in Christ, that is.  Ella asked God to come into her heart tonight and Erik and I were so proud and THANKFUL to be home to talk with her and walk her through a sinners prayer.  God has been tugging on her heart for some time now, but I am thankful she waited to do this with us.  What a blessing.  Just when we needed something super positive in our life, God answered in a big way!  Welcome to the family of Christ my sweet, sweet Ella.  Mommy is so proud that you will forever live in heaven with Jesus and it gives me such joy to know we will always be together. 
I have a plaque hanging in my kitchen that reads "I could have no great joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth."  I have always prayed for my children's salvation but have spent more time praying for Ella lately.  I am so glad to see that prayer come to fruition. 

It might be a little tricky getting to church anytime soon, but I can't wait to see Ella go before our church for her public profession of faith and then witness her baptism.  GOD IS GOOD!

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16 comments:

  1. Kate,

    Praise God that Ella is officially a part of the family of God! I am praising Him that you and Erik were able to help lead her in the decision to trust Christ as Lord and Savior. The salvation of our children is our greatest responsibility as parents; I believe God gives us the gift of offspring as a means for us to raise up soldiers in His army to be light in the darkness. I am rejoicing with you in Ella's salvation decision.
    Emily and I continue to intercede for Lucy, you, Erik, and your entire family. Malachi 4:2 - "But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall."

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  2. What wonderful news! Congratulations to Ella on making such an important and life-changing decision! May she continue to grow daily in her faith, and may she always feel His love and presence in her life!

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  3. I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and WOW is all I can say. You are amazing. I can not even begin to imagine what you must be going though and yet you continue to praise the Lord. Not many people could do that. AWESOME news about your daughter tonight. Will continue to be praying for your sweet Lucy. Theres a song I just heard tonight by Laura Story called "Blessings" totally thought of you when I listened to it. Hang in there.

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  4. What a sweet and awesome blessing! It is so awesome seeing and being a part of leading your child into relationship with God! My youngest stepdaughter received Christ almost two years ago while talking to her father and I one night and I will cherish that moment in my heart for the rest of my life!
    Welcome to the Family ELLA!!
    ~Heather aka The StepMOMSTER

    http://true-life-of-a-stepmomster.blogspot.com/

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  5. Praise God! Ella, so proud of you!! What a blessing this is!!! Can't wait to see her make her profession of faith and baptism! :)

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  6. This is so wonderful!! I love getting to witness children/teens come to Christ! Its amazing! God is so good!! Your family is so sweet- I love keeping up with you all!

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  7. This is so cool!!! Welcome sister!
    In amongst all the bad that is happening in your life right now this is some very, very good news!

    Praising God for another believer!

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  8. Oh sweet Ella! I am so proud of you. Happy to have a new sister too! :-)

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  9. Oh Yea!!! I'm so HAPPY! I know you are too! What a fabulous way to end the day!! Love, "Sari"

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  10. Congratulations!! What an incredibly special day!!! Rejoicing with ya'll!

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  11. Praise God!! Welcome to the family Ella! What a blessing that God had your night home with just your familly for this special, special night.

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  12. Wonderful news! I know you are so delighted that Ella has opened her heart to the Lord. I prayed for sweet Ella this morning, that she would come to have a strong faith in the Lord and I thanked God for giving Ella (Lucy & Jack) such God-loving parents. This is a huge achievement as a parent. You should be proud of yourself. Continuing to pray for your family. With Christian Love, Candi Smith

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  13. What a wonderful thing!! This is the second post I've read today of young children excepting Christ in the hearts!! Such a beautiful and wonderful thing!! God is good!!

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  14. Praise God for this WONDERFUL news!!! That is awesome news to hear as a parent when your child has become a believer in Christ! I pray for her as she being her walk with Christ. Way to go, Ella!

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