We came across Gretchen’s Bible when we were cleaning not long ago. I thought I’d share what she had written on the front page.
I am Yours Lord, you have wonderfully made and equipped me. I was created to walk in faith, so I will always trust You. I am a product of Your love, so I will love even under the most trying circumstances. I will endure because Jesus lives in me. Jesus is Lord of my body, my words, my thoughts, my actions, therefore I will respond to all circumstances in purity, gentleness, patience, self control and love. I am not my own and as long as I have opportunity I will serve Christ through serving others. The Lord lives in and through me. He uses my hands to meet the needs of others. I was born for this purpose and I dedicate my life to reaching out beyond myself to the need of others. Thank you Lord for quipping me for this purpose. I am what you say I am, I can so what you say I can do.