I received the Lord at a very young age. My mother told me that I would go down to the alter and pray at only five years old. I always knew I belonged to the Lord and was called for His purpose even though I did not know what God’s eternal purpose was at that time. I love the Lord with all my heart and have always had a strong desire to speak about him to others. I was raised in a strong Christian home being blessed with parents who love the Lord and taught me to love His Word.

     I touched the Lord’s recovery in 1998, during a very discouraging and empty time in my life. I experienced the Lord’s shepherding care in His humanity through other members of His Body. The Lord appeared to me at that time in such a real and living way. He has been so merciful and gracious to me in leading me into such a rich enjoyment of Him through His Word.

      One of the first items He unveiled to me through this ministry is that I have a human spirit and that I can experience all of the riches of the Triune God through the exercise of my human spirit. It is truly a life changing experience for me to know that how man can contact God by using their human spirit. Job 32:8 says, “But there is a spirit in man”, and Prov. 20:27 says that the spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah. In the eyes of God, the spirit of man is ranked with the heavens and the earth, Zech. 12:1b. Furthermore, John 4:24 says that God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness. Praise the Lord! This is how to worship God! We have a spirit! This is the most important thing to me other than God Himself and enjoying the Lord with the other members of His Body. I have such a hope and purpose for my human life. Since I know now how to touch the Lord with my spirit and enjoy Him with others in His Word in such a living way.

      I praise the Lord for His shepherding me all of my life unto this day and I believe He is bringing me on day by day to grow unto the full knowledge of Him with all the saints. I am truly blessed to be in the church experiencing Christ and being filled with Him for the building up of his Body.

Debra C.