THE TESTIMONY OF DEBBIE PARRISH
Let me start off with a BIG hello.
A little about me.
I was born in Athens, Greece. I was a baby from the deep depression, a service couple not have kids and someone told this Navy man about this little baby that needed a good home. So he went looked at me and went and got his wife and they took me home with them. ( If I had search the whole world I could not have found any better parents). This couple took me to the doctor and had me checked out and adopted me at 7 months old. They adopted me and I came back to the United States when I was 2 years old. My natural parents have died from what I found out , but I do have siblings there. My parents that adopted me now have gone to be with the Lord Jesus Christ and I know they are without suffering and pain. The day My Mother passed ( without knowing) my Father was rushed to the hospital and within a few weeks never leaving the hospital he passed as well.
When I was younger I use to go stay with my Uncle during the summer months he was a Great Southern Baptist Preacher. I loved staying with him and I guess even not knowing I learned a lot from him. One day he was driving me home and I really wanted my parents to start to church too, so when I got home I asked my Father if we could start going to church. That's when They dedicated their lives. I had 4 kids at this time and was busy but I took them to church and I helped in the 2 year old and 4 year old classes until church started. Then I would go into church. When Christmas time came around I made sure we all went to the 6 am service before they could open or see their presents. Was not long after a couple years there we moved into another county. After a bit I started this little country church switch my membership and went there. So much started happening, my husband and I split up, ( for a short time, couple days or so) then we lost our home in a fore when brought us back to my parents home. We lost everything, 2 of my kids just got on the school buss and I had 2 at home. WE all jumped in the car flames going towards it was scared but tried and drove off, my husband was called and he was right there. I did not want to alarm my parents and I called and told her not to worry all was ok,, she said what are you talking about I said we lost our home in a fire. The home is gone. We loved so far out by the time the fire department got there, there was nothing left. This was me being tested, this was the devil trying to make me turn backwards and follow him. He did not like what I was doing to make us a Christian family.
We moved into a small lil house 2 bedroom. Then we got this nice ranch home. I started back to church with my parents but not as much. I had 2 more kids and then this made us have 6 kids and my husband and I. We went through a lot of trials. I could not understand then seem I was always to busy. (WRONG) WE Should never be to busy for GOD!
My Mother had a lot of health problems. she had gotten bed ridden and emphysema, arthritis, and Alzheimer. So someone had to stay with her. I did mostly do my Father would not miss church. Then he got sick, 5 different kids of cancer. My oldest daughter and I stayed with them to help and to make sure they had baths feed etc. There's more to this part here but it is painful and private for now.
Well, after there passing, I was lost my 2 best friends gone,, What helped me get through was my prayers and knowing they were both with God and happy.. Amen! I think they both left so close together and after dealing with one funeral I was not sure I could do it again,, but I did and God was right there by my side. Praise the Lord!
I then all I wanted was to make web sites,, my own all about my wonderful parents and then being with God! I made 9. Then I made a page on Myspace and dedicated it to my parents. There I met some Awesome people. Lisa, we would talk for hours, Tom, Vonda, Amber, How made me a video a song Where There Is No Goodbye's. I got more and more into them.
I am at a place in my life now I know my parents are better off, still missing them. I am doing more and more to help others in need and to try planting seeds to those who are not saved. Now I know GOD is always first in our lives.
DON'T TELL GOD HOW BIG YOUR STORM IS, TELL THE STORM HOW BIG YOUR GOD IS!!!
Because we all know: IF GOD BRINGS IT TO YOU GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH IT!! AMEN PRAISE THE LORD.
BEFORE I END THIS I WANT TO ASK.. Have you ever visited a rest home and ask for people room numbers who's family or friends visit? Try it! It is a Wonderful feeling! Take them a small gift a coffee cup just something and visit them.
God Bless and I have found by talking to a lot of people... when you pray if God does not answer then, he will in his own time and if he does not he has another plan but no matter what Thank God for the good and the bad. I have heard so many answer me well no I didn't thank him, I should ,, YES YOU SHOULD!
YES JESUS I AM BLESSED!!!!!
I AM ACCEPTED...
I AM GOD'S CHILD-JOHN 1:12
AS A DISCIPLE,I AM A FRIEND OF JESUS CHRIST-JOHN 15:15
I HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED-ROMANS 5:1
I AM UNITED WITH THE LORD,AND I AM ONE WITH HIM IN SPIRIT-1 CORINTHIANS 6:17
I HAVE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE,AND I BELONG TO GOD-1 CORINTHIANS 6:19-20
I AM A MEMBER OF CHRIST'S BODY-1 CORINTHIANS 12:27
I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD AND ADOPTED AS HIS CHILD-EPHESIANS 1:3-8
I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED AND FORGIVEN ALL MY SIN-COLOSSIANS 1:13-14
I AM COMPLETE IN CHRIST-COLLOSSIANS 2:9-10
I HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE THRONE OF GRACE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST- HEBREWS 4:14-16
I AM SECURE...
I AM FREE FROM CONDEMNATION-ROMANS 8:1-2
I AM ASSURED THAT GOD WORKS FOR MY GOOD IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES-ROMANS 8:28
I AM FREE FROM ANY CONDEMNATION BROUGHT AGAINST ME,AND
I CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM THE LOVE OF GOD-ROMANS 8:31-39
I HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED,ANNOITED,AND SEALED BY GOD-2 CORINTHIANS 1:21-22
I AM HIDDEN WITH CHRIST IN GOD-COLLOSSIANS 3:1-4
I AM CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL COMPLETE THE GOOD WORK HE STARTED IN ME-PHILIPPIANS 1:6
I AM A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN-PHILIPIANS 3:20
I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT OF
POWER,LOVE,AND A SOUND MIND-2 TIMOTHY 1:7
I AM BORN OF GOD,AND THE EVIL ONE CAN NOT TOUCH ME-1 JOHN 5:18
I AM SIGNIFICANT...
I AM THE BRANCH OF JESUS CHRIST THE TRUE VINE,AND A
CHANNEL OF HIS LIFE-JOHN 15:5
I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND APPOINTED TO BEAR FRUIT-JOHN 15:16
I AM GOD'S TEMPLE-1 CORINTHIANS 3:16
I AM A MINISTER OF RECONCILLIATION FOR GOD-2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-21
I AM SEATED WITH JESUS CHRIST IN THE HEAVENLY REALM-EPHESIANS 2:6
I AM GOD'S WORKMANSHIP-EPHESIANS 2:10
I MAY APPROACH GOD WITH FREEDOM AND CONFIDENCE-EPHESIANS 3:12
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME-PHILIPPIANS 4:13
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