Monday, August 20, 2007

Lord I Praise You


Today the Lord answered one of the deepest prayers of my heart, my dear sister Jackie, surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. Words cannot even express the overflowing joy that I feel in the depths of my soul. Jackie Jeanne, your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life!! Thank you Lord for your Spirit revealing yourself to her, for lifting the veil over her eyes, for her being, " a new creation in Christ, behold a new thing has come and the old has passed away" Thank you Lord for your gift of salvation that you offer freely to those who will respond to your call. She told me this morning on the phone, that she finally realized that nothing could bring her happiness or fill the emptiness in her heart, not her kids, her husband, her house, or her friends, nothing... but Jesus Christ!!! She wants and earnestly desires a personal realtionship with Jesus Christ, my heart leap inside my chest, I could hardly contain myself as tears streamed down my face. I prayed with her and listened to her speak about her excitment and new found joy in pursuing her Savior.
So today has been one of the best days of my life. I can honestly say I have not prayed for anyone's salvation more than my sister's. I listened to her testimony and heard the Lord answer specific things I had prayed for over the years. Today I am thanking the Lord for his faithfulness, his mercy, his loving kindness, and most of all for his precious Son, Jesus Christ, who is the Lord of my life and is now the Lord of my dear sister's as well. I love you my sweet sister, and I look forward to spending eternity with you laughing and singing to our God.

How can I thank you oh Lord
For calling me to you
For letting me hear you
For opening my eyes to the gospel...
As long as I have breath I will praise you
As long as my heart beats I will sing
As long as life flows in my veins
I WILL BLESS YOUR NAME!!!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

sniff, sniff. :)

Bethany said...

that is so great leslie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Billie said...

Tears are rolling down my face...I remember your prayers and praying for her as well. I am so excited God has called her to Himself. I am provoked by your desire for her to know Christ as her savior. Your joy for her salvation motivates me to pray more faithfully for those who are not saved in my life. I love your heart for the lost and I am thankful you have shared this great news with us. love you friend and I am rejoicing with you!

Jenny Smith said...

Leslie,
Nothing brings more joy to a heart than observing the Good Shepherd bring one of his lost sheep to Himself! I am thrilled for you and for your sister. We (along with the angels) rejoice with you!!
Much love and respect,
Jenny

Ginger said...

I have been trying to leave a message since this morning--Ive been rejoicing with you all day! What great news, this new hope she has in Christ! He is so kind to call any of us. This is a great testimony of His faithfulness to you, as well. I am so glad you shared..I cant wait to maybe hear what God is going to do in her life. Yay!! love to you, Les and your "new" sister

sarah said...

That is so exciting, thank you so much for sharing that- God is so faithful!!

Jenn said...

What an awesome God we serve!

Katy Van said...

Thanks for sharing this Les! It is always so encouraging to hear of God opening our loved one's eyes even as He did our own.