Man, some of these posts really make you think. The first and greatest thing that every changed my life was more a WHO than a what. Receiving Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior forever changed who I am. While I still continue sin and make mistakes, I serve a God who not only forgives me, but is continually at work refining me. My relationship with Christ is my anchor and my hope. It’s a firm foundation – the one relationship I can always trust.
The second thing that changed my life was marrying Michael Flake. He was an amazing man of God who taught me to devour God’s Word. We had some great adventures, as well as a lot of heartache and pain. Michael taught me that love is truly NOT a feeling, but a choice. His life and his death taught me more about God’s agape love than I thought humanly possible.
Third would be the birth of my precious daughter. Being a mom has forever changed my life. It is teaching me to be selfless and to think of others before myself. Being a mom brings great joy in my life and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to love such a beautiful child!!
The fourth life changing event was God’s call on my life to missions. Being involved in missions, both locally and internationally, has changed my life. I’ve learned to see things from different perspectives and I’ve made lifelong friendships that I truly treasure. These trips have helped me to focus on what’s really important in life – relationships—and to recognize how easy it is to fall prey to the clutches of materialism.
The final thing that changed my life is actually a trial I am currently facing. I won’t elaborate on it since it involves people that I love, but suffice it to say that I am learning what it means to walk by faith. Things are utterly and completely out of my control and I’m learning who I can trust and who I can’t.