What of Me?

Marlene Maina (Birthday Kiss - 4.3.2018)
Marlene Maina

It has been 25yrs since I knelt at the altar to receive Jesus as my Savior. No one could have prepared me for the climactic highs nor the deep trenches of sorrow that lay ahead of my journey.

The works of a Holy God: Sometimes in a classroom, sometimes a chisel, sometimes between a rock and a hard place, the LORD of Hosts has patiently refined a cherished daughter He loves—paring and trimming down to diminish all that is unlike Him. Coring out of me the impatience, prideful heart and hopelessness that once snuffed out completely the light of day. El Chanun (the Most Gracious God) has blessed my life with just the right amount of burdens and troubles to keep me humble and dependent on HIM, to prove me, to test me, to prepare me for HIS purpose… and to so graciously mold and lend me the vision to SEE!  A Savior, Merciful. Gracious. Holy.  A Warrior King. My Trusted Friend!

My story can be summarized very simply as the face, the shoes or simply the passing shadow—at one point or another of:  a broken girl, a grateful sister, a once homeless wanderer, a chosen head-student, a lonely orphan, a supernatural encounter, a supplanted immigrant, a seminary graduate, a cherished bride, a thankful mom, an audacious disciple, a devoted employee, a joyful friend.  A heartbeat for the lost. A child of God!

And these are the 3 ways my husband Newton and I have managed to sum up the dreams, goals, and values for which our hearts now beat in this fleeting momentary life God has graciously given us~

  • To build our lives
  • To build our families, and…
  • To build the Kingdom of God

With Love AND for HIS glory!


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