Dear Pastor Darlene:
I had to write this note to you! First of all Thank you for allowing God to use you to help people like me. I often pray at church, one night when I went before the Lord. I asked what would you have me to say to your people. God told me to tell them He has heard every prayer, saw every tear, and know every pain. God said to tell them everything they have asked for, every tear they have shed, the answers is in their
praise, we need to learn to praise our way out of heart aches, everything we need is in our praise.
A young lady that's on our praise team came to me and said," God want me to let you read a book I have." That Sunday she gave me the book. I told her I had to write you and tell you what that book means to me.
Now let's get to the book "Old My God" where do I start? I know let's start with Chase, I read and I cried, and I read. I felt like I know him. I feel your loss not pain but loss. We know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and that is a good feeling to know all is well. Pastor Darlene I have loved the Lord since I was a child I am 54 now still loving for the Lord. I want so bad to live the life he has for me I am always seeking his face. I fear the Lord. I ask Him every day to give me more of Him and less of me.
The book helped me so much to better understand a lot of things that has happen in my life and why. I am so much stronger and wiser in my faith. I feel closer to God because of some of the things I have gone
through. You Know Pastor Darlene what I want most of all is to be REAL with myself with God and not sell out on God no matter what, I Love Him so much. I have read "Praise Lifts you out of your valley" I had to read it two times there was something in there for me and it took me a minute to get it. "The purpose of Praise" that answered so many questions for me and now my child is asking me the same question because of you now I can give her understandable answers. Thank you! " Mountain Moving Praise" How I needed that one with the mountains of life."Putting praise into Action, that speaks for itself. And last the most powerful one of all Praise is your Weapon. That is so powerful and so very true.
May the Grace of God forever cover you and your family.
Terri L Hunt, Memphis, TN