A River Walk Talk

Today, my guest blogger is my friend Mina’s 14-year-old daughter, Ellen. She is sharing her testimony of what God spoke to her at Harvest Christian Fellowhship's Women’s Retreat last month.

After the workshop at the HCF Women’s Retreat of 2010, I decided to take a walk because the message was very heavy. The subject was “Rejoicing in Trials,” and I had been having conflicting feelings about a crush on a boy at my school. So I put my coat and sneakers on, and left to walk along the river. The sky was completely blue, and there was no sound except the wind. I decided to put my iPod on and listen to a song that I call “Me and God’s song.” The song is Beloved by Tenth Avenue North. I was listening to the song and looking at the water, when all of a sudden, I heard a voice in my head, and it said “Look at the water.”

And I replied “Yeah?”

Then it said, “How is the water moving?”

I replied, “That way.” and I was pointing to the right, which was the way the water was flowing.

The voice in my head said, “No, I mean symmetrically.”

I replied, “As one.”

And what it said next brought me to tears.

“Exactly, and that is how I want to be with you, but you keep pushing me away.” This is when I began to cry, my heart broke to hear that. So, to my surprise the next thing he said was “Ellen, will you be my bride?”

And my response is what I will never forget. I said, “You will be my daddy, my husband, and my best friend.”

Since that point, I have realized that I have started becoming the woman that God wants me to be. I strayed away, but I realized that still, through everything I’ve done, God loves me so much. I will never forget that day.

And, Ellen, I will never forget your testimony. You have moved me to tears, and I pray that I too walk symmetrically as one with my Lord, my Abba daddy, by husband, my best friend.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea-billows roll—
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul. —Spafford



Karen Lange said...

Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

This young lady shows amazing maturity. May we all be sensitive and obedient to His voice.

Susan :)

Jean said...

A beautifuil testimony, beautifully written.


Nancy said...

beautiful, brought me to tears too, such maturity for such a young girl