Thank You Isn't Enough - Donna Edmonds
How does one ever repay being led to a new life with God? By never forgetting these moments in which God has shared with me. The moments he has spent with me, showing me the TRUTH behind all of the lies that Satan had tricked me into believing all of the years of my life up to this point. The way in which He has comforted me and loved me throughout all of the painful seasons, although I was unaware of Him even being there. The way in which He has cried for me when I was in the grips of my affliction, yet rejoiced with his angels in Heaven the day I surrendered completely to His will for my life. A God who loves an ex prostitute and dope fiend such as I was. All the times I worked in cahoots with the devil to seek out and destroy whomever I could, the HORRIBLE sinner that I was. God still...loved ME. The two of you, Pastor Terry and Angie... OH MY GOD THANK YOU JESUS (The Holy Spirit just smiled when I even thought of your names) the two of you, also, loved me anyway. Believed in me. Cared for me. Supplied my every need. Fed me physically and spiritually, daily. You two saw within me what even I myself knew not existed.
So how does one ever say "Thank You" for something like this? So many people use the word "Thank You" for so many things. "Thank you for holding the door open for me". "Thank you for picking that up for me". "Thank you for the compliment". (which this one is my point exactly). This is more than just a compliment to you. This is way more than just a simple "Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, I do appreciate it". After experiencing God's Grace, Mercy, and LOVE... "Thank You" just does no justice. It doesn't hold a candle to the magnitude of appreciation and gratitude in which I have in my heart for you two glorious followers of Christ. You have shown me what being Christlike looks like. You have shown me the definition of being holy by living holy lives. You two walk the walk. You reached out to me, took me by the hand, and said "Donna, come with us. You belong on God's team, and not only do we want you with us, we need you with us". So how on Earth could I ever just simply say "Thank You" and have that be enough to get you to understand that if not for the two of you... I would have never found JESUS CHRIST.
Jesus himself, Father God Almighty, is right here with me. Comforting me, smiling with me, restoring me, and filling me with the goodness of His Holy Spirit. Talking directly to me through The Word, books, videos, and other people to answer each and every single question I have about my life. He answers with such precision and perfect perfection there is absolutely no way in the world I could ever, ever doubt that He is real, and knows all.
God loves me, and believes in me. I love and believe in Him. And it's all thanks to you two. Thank You just isn't enough.