Age: 19 // Favourite Food: Moroccan Chickpea Salad // Dream Job: I’ll get back to you on that one… // Current Season: Dating my best friend, trying to get better at cooking… // Met Jesus: Personally at the age of 16 // Favourite Verse: Luke 12:28 – “If God gives such attention to the wild flowers, most of them never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?” Instagram: @lalalaynie
I went to Summercamp at the beginning of January 2013 completely filled with doubt and unsureness in myself and my abilities. I was trying to decide whether I should go to university that year or perhaps take a gap year or to even move away. I had been carrying this concern for months so it’s safe to say that by the time I got to camp, I was a wreck. While everyone around me told me ”it will all work out,” I needed God, I needed my father.
As each session went by at camp and people around me had revelations and amazing ‘God moments,’ I was still unsure and became increasingly worried. I felt God say ‘trust me, Laynie’ but I was afraid of what the future held. The guest speaker told us to remain expectant.
On the encounter night the speaker went around the room and the presence of the Spirit was tangible. I was highly doubtful he would have a word for me so I waited right at the back until the speaker had seen everyone. When he came up to me and laid his hand on me I was immediately overwhelmed with Gods touch. The only words the speaker said to me were “Jesus wants you to stop worrying.”
That night I checked my emails and I had received my university acceptance. I was speechless. I will remember this night for the rest of my life.
I left camp with “trust me” inked on my heart and constantly on my mind.
Since then I have come to realize that God cares about me personally. I am not just part of the 7 billion people who live in this world. I am specifically loved, specifically chosen and specifically gifted.
If God gives such attention to wild flowers most of which are never seen, I can only imagine the attention he constantly gives me and I will thank Him everyday for the rest of my life for this.