Faith, Hope, promises, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

Famous In My Father’s Eyes

WARNING: Proud Mama Moment!!!

My sweet daughter asked if she could write a guest post for my blog. How can I say no to that? Without any help, she came up with an amazing story of encouragement! So, without further introduction, here’s Cassie telling us about her calling.

cassie and dena

 

Hi! I’m Cassie, my mom’s favorite daughter. I want to share a story with you. I also want you to know I will look at every comment and reply if needed! When God wants you to do something for the rest of your life, it’s called a calling. I was called in June of 2015.

 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

                                                                        –Jeremiah 1:5

That verse is saying every single one of us has a purpose and a calling, and God knew what it was before you were even formed. God had been planning my calling since before I was born. Now let me tell you the story.

First off, I want you to know that I sing 24/7. If there is a chance for me to sing I take it. Singing is my thing, it’s what I do,

It is my PASSION.

And in all 10 years of Church, Switch (Awana’s), small groups, and Church Camp I hadn’t given that a second thought. Until Camp last year June 2015. It was Wednesday our last day for evening worship since we left at noon the next day. Every night I felt like God was telling me something, but I couldn’t quite hear what He was saying.

Or was I just scared of what He had to tell me.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

                                                                                                1 John 4:18

What that verse is saying is that if hadn’t decided to listen to what God was trying to tell me I would have to live with the guilt of knowing I ignored Him. Well that last night I listened. And the last song they played was Cornerstone. I had my eyes closed my hands raised and for that whole song it was just me and God. That night when they said, “If you feel God is telling you something find your leader.” I knew what God was telling me it was loud and clear. “Go,” He said. So I went. I know my leader very well since her daughter is my best friend, but she had another camper with her. She must have known it was something important since she had him go to another leader.

Then I realized something, what am I going to tell her? This thought came to my mind as we sat down and she asked what was up. Then God spoke through me as I heard my response which was, “God called me to worship.”

Remember Michelle knows me very well and she said, “it’s about time!” And I remember how good it felt after I said that and I could not stop smiling! It was an experience I’ll never forget!

 

Remember never give up on what God is telling you!

 

And remember you’re doing it for God so every single one of you can say, “I am famous in my Father’s eyes.”

 

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33 thoughts on “Famous In My Father’s Eyes”

  1. What a beautiful landmark moment Cassie! An alter moment, and one of many more in your life. He has great and grand plans on your horizon. Thank you so much for sharing this exceptional experience with us! I was very touched by reading this. You have special gifts to share to glorify our Savior. He will open doors that no one can close. He will equip and enable you by His Spirit to partner with the Lord to further His Kingdom. God bless you.

  2. Beautiful and inspiring Dena; you should be a proud Mom.

    Cassie: your testimony was beautiful; your journey has just begun!

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. What a beautiful an inspiring post! I know your story and eloquent message will resonate with others as it has with me, instead of worrying about what God wants me to do, I just have to ask Him for He’s known since the beginning! Thank you for sharing your uplifting experience and I rejoice that you can use your voice to praise the Father.

    God bless!
    Your sister in Christ

  4. Cool story Cassie,..what a release to yield all to Jesus! I remember at camp years ago at 17 feeling like God was right there as I called to Him! What an adventure to follow God, and cling to Him….bless you, young daughter of the King.

    –fgp

  5. Cassie,
    God obviously has much greater plans for you than just worship! I don’t think any other “guest” could out do your inspirational post! You’re the picture of a true disciple in more ways than you know! You have a beautiful voice and an even more beautiful faith! Never forget that!
    I can’t imagine how proud your mom is! Love, Ashten

  6. Thanks Cassie, just wanted to say that this really helped me with a career crisis I’m going through. What you said was beautifully clear and spoke to me powerfully. God bless you.
    Brian, 47,UK

  7. Wow Cassie….what an amazing “daughter of the king” you are. Blessed and annointed, may God continue to shower you with his blessings that you will not have enough room to contain it(mwah).

    Dena you’re doing a wounderful job with Cassie…..God has answered your prayer for Him to parent through you.

    Look forward to more inspiring blogs from our Mom and daughter team!

    Naomi James
    Durban, South Africa.

  8. Beautiful Cassie! I pray for God to continue to bless and guide you! Please pray for me as I navigate this difficult season in my life. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Wonderful my friend. What a blessing when you see your kids loving the Lord and following Him. She’s going to be a blessing to many teaching them how to worship and she leads. God is going to use her greatly. Amen. Go Jesus and Go Cassie!!!

  10. Thank you for your message! Usually it takes us years of searching to figure it out! You are a very special young lady that will be a terrific blessing to many many people, as I am sure you already are!
    God Bless you!
    Ginger

  11. Wow! Very inspiring Cassie. You our a very wise for your age. Dena You must be so proud of your daughter. God bless you both.

  12. I would say you you had a tender heart and waited for the Lord to prompt you which many mature Christians don’t do:) Gods way is always the Best way 🙂 The fruit of your obedience will be sweet as honey 🙏🏻👌🏻

  13. WOW! Your testimony is unbelievable. God is truly using you in a glorious way. I pray all of God’s children will listen to His voice and move in obedience. God Bless you sweetie!

  14. God is truly transforming your family Dena. Cassie you have such a beautiful heart. To hear Gods voice is truly a blessing and just like your mother, you will truly be used to glorify Jesus. You will be an example and encouragement to many young girls. I can’t wait to show your blog to my 11 year old daughter. She loves loves loves to sing and loves Jesus also.
    I pray you continue to be blessed with these revelations from our Father. You are a child of God who is blessed and highly favoured !!

  15. Miss dena i dont know if its out of topic or what.. Sorry english is not my language.. Ive been married before and then after 7months my ex wife cheated on me she have sex to another man and now they have a baby.. I try to fix our relationship i do everything but its really not working anymore.. Now she and that guy have a family.. Now me i want to married again but im affaid to be a adulterer and i aslo dont want my partner to have sin.. I dont know what to do.. I should have just stay single or marry again..? Sorry po my english.. Thanks again Godbless

  16. Dear Cassie ,my heart was warmed by your message.you are so blessed to have experienced God communicating directly with your spirit at a youthful age and to have “moulded”with Him.I personally find worship is awesome and brings me into the presence of God and His love. May you ,your family (myself)and all those reading this continue to grow spiritually in Him and experience His presence continually in our daily lives.

  17. Dear Cassie!
    You are indeed blessed and highly favoured by our Master. I give God the glory for opening, not only your ears to hear, but you heart…for being acceptable to God’s plan. God bless you for your obedience. My prayer is that God will continue to undertake for you in a very special way so that you light can always shine for Him.

  18. Hey, Cassie! I remember that night at camp just like it was yesterday! God was definitely moving in your heart that night. Your complete joy at hearing His calling was unmistakable. I have been so blessed to watch you grow from a sweet little girl into a beautiful, strong, and God-centered young lady. Without a doubt, I know that God has amazing plans for you. You have already been such a huge inspiration to so many people, and your journey with Him is really just beginning. I cannot wait to continue to watch you grow in your relationship with Him. I will always be praying for you, and I will always be cheering you on from the sidelines.

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

  19. “Remember never give up on what God is telling you!” Reading this blog brought tears to my eyes. God is so very good and faithful to speak when we listen. Thank you for being faithful to share what He has put on your heart because He certainly spoke to me thru it.

  20. Thank you Dena and Cassie. Especially your comment about never giving up on what God is telling you! I pray God continues to poor out blessings on your family.

  21. Thanks Cassie for sharing your heart with the us! It is definitely a struggle sometimes to step up, and step into what God is calling you to do. I ask you to continue to pray that all of us will be sensitive to God’s voice, and obey His calling for our lives just as you have done in your young life!! I’m motivated to step into my calling!! Blessings to you and your family!!!

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