Life Change Inbox
It's Friday and time for another Life Change Inbox! I have been sharing some of the wonderful emails my husband gets, where people share the work God is doing in their lives through Elevation Church. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 that our lives are living letters written so that God might be glorified.
Here is Crystal's story...
I was invited to Elevation by a friend, Kelly. She invited me to come see Bishop TD Jakes during the Code Orange Revival. I haven't been to church in years so I was very hesitant and afraid at first, but I decided I wanted to see Bishop Jakes. When I got to the Blakeney campus, I was amazed to see all the people standing in line, and even through the crowds and rush, the greeters were very cheerful and welcoming, so that was the first good sign.
That night was a life changing experience for me. See, I had been struggling with God for the past 15 years when my mother passed away and I said I was over it, but inside I was still angry with God for taking her away. That night, I let go and asked for God's forgiveness. I felt an overwhelming presence in my spirit, heart, mind, body that I knew immediately was God welcoming back. Even writing this I get overwhelmed!
I have been going to the Matthews campus since and I am beginning to get connected so I can be a strong Child of God. Kelly and I had lost touch for many years so I really believe that God placed her back into my life for me to have this chance and reunite with Him. I am grateful for this opportunity to share, I'm grateful for Kelly's obedience to God and Elevation's open spirited worshippers. Pastor Steven's vision and leadership is awesome. Every time I go to church, Pastor Steven's message is always for me. I have begun tithing as well so I can be a blessing to others. My oldest daughter is now attending with me loving it, bringing her children and they love eKidz. All in all we are being blessed at Elevation and I have been inviting all my family and friends.
I am so excited for Crystal and the path that she has begun to following Christ. And guess what? This weekend Bishop Jakes will be back preaching at Elevation! I hope you will make a point to join us!
PS. Check back in few hours. I will be announcing the winner of these great scripture cards!