Hi! I'm Janette Henning; passionate follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother of four and grandmother of eight. I'm honored to co-author Melissa, If One Life . . . and the Devotional Journal Craving Intimacy with God with my daughter Melissa Camp.
Melissa said, "If one life comes to know Jesus Christ as their Savior because of what I go through, it will all be worth it!" That statement has also become my own. It is a constant reminder to me that my life has an eternal purpose and that whatever happens as I walk this journey, good, bad, tragic or beautiful it will all be for the glory of the One who loves me supremely and who died to give me life eternal. He has a spectacular, extraordinary plan for my life that we will fulfill together - Jesus and me. My life is not about me. It is about Jesus in me and His constant pursuit of the "one life" that will come to know Him because of what I go through. Yes! It will be worth it all.
"I have been crucified with Christ;
it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me;
and the life which I now live in the flesh; I live by faith in the
Son of God; who loved me and gave Himself for me."
Galatians 2:20 NKJV
Melissa lived her life in a passionate pursuit of knowing God intimately - she craved it! Her journals reveal her great love for the Lord and she longed to share them with the world. Her desire was to impact young women to walk closely with God and she is fulfilling that desire everyday. Not just one but millions has been inspired and impacted by her life and her words. I will continue to share Melissa's journals, her own words and let her speak for herself. Her journals comforted me and transported me into God's presence and I believe and know they will do the same for you.
The purpose of my writings is to awaken, nurture, encourage and ignite your faith and personal intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. To shake up and wake up Christ followers to live surrendered to His Word, His will and His calling on their lives. It is a life worth living!
I want you to know, you are extraordinary! You are loved with an everlasting love that will never fail. You are a child of God, the daughter or son of the King with all rights, privileges and power in His name. Melissa was a human being just like you. She had the same desires, dreams, and temptations. She was ordinary in the eyes of the world but extraordinary in the eyes of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She experienced an abundant, supernatural, exceptional life. I write to encourage you as Melissa would that this amazing, supernatural, powerful life is yours to seize. You have gifts and abilities uniquely given to you to bring glory to God and to impact others for eternity. There is a spectacular plan and purpose for your life - even if your life is interrupted, unexpected, deeply wounded, scarred or disappointing to you. Don't be discouraged dear one God is working behind the scenes to show off His splendor through your life. It is exciting to think about.
I want you to know, you are valuable, you are God's workmanship, His masterpiece and He doesn't make mistakes. You are beautiful and important. What you have to say is valuable and we need to hear your voice. My hope is to help you see your value in the Kingdom of God.
I want you to know what God says about you in His Word, the Bible. When we know and accept who we are in Christ there are no limits, no glass ceilings, no barriers to living extraordinary lives all for the glory and honor of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. His name is Jesus! He is worthy! Let's be EXTRAORDINARY!