Written By: Emma Srigley
The power of prayer is something amazing that happens. I know from experiences that prayer can influence a change in your life. If it’s something that you really feel strong about this is my opinion but you should absolutely follow it!
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. ~James 4:8 NKJV
I’m going to talk a little bit about myself and how God has made a difference in my life. God has touched me in ways I can’t describe. I’ve been going to church ever since I was a little girl, my parents would take me but after a while we stopped going to that church, and my grandmother started bringing us to her church (by us I mean me and my brother). I had dedicated 7 years to that church and then I moved to a different church because I wasn’t getting anything out of that church, I had grown out of what they had to offer. I started getting into fights with my family about going to church and about stuff that was happening there. I felt like it was drawing me away from God. God has changed my life so much! I think that this next verse says a lot about what I have done lately.
“I took my troubles to the lord; I CRIED OUT to him, and he answered my prayers” ~Psalm 120:1
I had an amazing experiences at my youth group on August 20th 2014! The night contain of us having our summer wrap up carnival after that we did the ALS Ice bucket Challenge then afterwards we went in and we had late night worship! We are blessed to have an amazing talented band and wonderful youth leaders who dedicated every Wednesday night to be with us and help us grow more towards God! During worship you could feel God’s presents in the room, many of us were crying because we knew that God was in the room and was there to help us get through whatever was troubling us. See that’s one thing with God, even if you don’t pray or talk to him in days, months or maybe you haven’t even prayed. He is always there for us no matter what is happening and no matter what we go through. I know when we discovered the lump on the right side of my head just above my eyebrow; all I could do was pray for it not to be anything serious.
My family and I were on vacation during March Break when my mom noticed the lump on my head. My parents would joke around with me by calling it my “horn” because I always spent way too much time in the barn. When we got home from our vacation a doctor’s appointment was made to check it out. Needless to say, I have had many doctors visits, x-rays and ultrasounds on it to make sure it wasn’t growing. Different doctors would tell me something different, they said that it could be a Cyst, non-cancerous tumor, or even bone that just magically appeared. All I know is that without my friends who prayed for me and God. I doubt that I would have got an answer, so that lump above my right eyebrow is just bone. They finally agreed on that. I had the option of getting rid of it but I choose to keep it because it makes me unique.
About Emma Srigley:
Emma Srigley is true born and breed farm-girl, she has lived in Essex County, Ontario all her life and was saved at a young age. She enjoys working the family farm and is looking forward to what next adventure life has in store for her!