Thursday, May 10, 2012

Proud Momma

I have to brag on my eGroup girls for a moment.  I am so proud of each and every one of them.  They are asking God to script their love story, inviting friends to church, volunteering in their sweet spot, and seeking time with God on a daily basis despite basketball, cheerleading and homework.
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Matthew 5:13-16 says that we are to be the salt and light of the world.  Today, I am writing about one girl who is being the salt and light of the world to a neighbor and one girl who is going against all odds to learn more about God.

Molly is 12, has been coming to eGroup since November and volunteers in the Children's Ministry at the Rock Hill campus. 

Dianah is 13, has been coming to eGroup since December and has been raised athiest.  Yes, you read that right.  She has been raised atheist and attends our eGroup. 

Molly and Dianah are neighbors.  Dianah joined our eGroup per the invitation of Molly.

Molly was asking God to reveal the lost people in her life.  Dianah was the first person that came to her mind.  Let me quote the text that I received from Molly at midnight last week.

... me and dianah were facetiming and i just jumped in and said lets do a devotion together and i asked if that made me a crazy christian but she liked the thought so she said lets read the bible over the summer and dig deap into our faith together lets help eachother out through this so i wanted to let you know me and dianah are diving into faith and taking baby steps in but well get there and we want to thank you for drawing us closer to god when we both needed it the most thank you so much we love you!

I sent an encouraging response.  I let her know how proud I was of her for stepping out in faith by asking Dianah to do a devotion with her.  Then, I got this text...

i was in my prayer journal and it asked me who was far from god in my life and dianah and i were facetiming and i asked her if she would call herself far from him and she said yes and i said ur going to start going to church with me and she said thats not going to help and thats when we both just started talking about journals and the bible and how easy it is to talk to him when we need him and i was very happy she said "but i really want to be closer to him."

I get chills up and down every time I read those texts.  I locked them in my phone, so that I can have them to read whenever!  Because Molly has been inviting Dianah to eGroup and talking to her about God and the Bible, Dianah, a girl who has been raised atheist is seeking Christ.

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This is why Elevation exists.  So that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ.   I am by no means saying that the battle is over.  The road ahead for Dianah is not going to be an easy one.  She will have to stand up for what she believes on a regular basis to her family.  Dianah could be the light to her entire family.

I am proud of Molly for doing as Matthew 28:16-20 says.  This verse commands us to go.  Molly is going!  I am proud of Dianah for believing what she has been hearing and wanting to know more despite how she has been raised.

I am a proud momma to my eGroup girls.  They make me so proud.


  1. Why is it, that as adults we have a harder time stepping out in faith this way? Do we lose it gradually? Or do we step into faith gradually and grow more confident as we grow? I find myself constantly amazed by the youth in our church. Amazing

    1. I think we lose it gradually. As we grow up, we see/create barriers. Youth see no barriers. They see no reason not to share what they are excited about with their friends.

      The youth in our church are amazing. I am so proud of all of them. Very proud of my students! Without realizing it, they show me the flaws in myself and give me a reason to do better at life.