Essay Contest Blog Series-Blog #2-Jenny the Jewel

I have known this next author for many years through the social ministry first called Young Life Capernaum and then The Chosen Ministry. I have always been a bit in awe of her confident faith and am so grateful to call her friend.  Thank you “Jenny the Jewel” for your strong words of faith and for being such a kind and loving friend. -K. Jackson


What My Faith Means to Me

My faith means EVERYTHING to me! When I was in high school, the kids on the school bus were very mean to me and and called me all kinds of bad names. They told me I was a mistake! When I got home I would be crying. My Mom met me at the door every day and we would talk and pray. She told me that people called Jesus bad names too and that He understand exactly how I felt. She told me that real truth is only found in God’s Word and not in what other people say about you. My Mom told me that if I could find anywhere in the Bible where God calls me bad names or said I was a mistake, she would pay me $5,000. I read the Bible to see what God said about me. All the Scriptures I found said just the opposite! Some of my favorite Scriptures are Psalm 139:14 where God says I am fearfully and wonderfully made. In Psalm 17 God tells me that I am the apple of His eye. In Deuteronomy 7:6 God tells me that I am His treasured possession. In Phil 4:8 God tells me to think about whatever is true, noble, right, pure and lovely. I like to think about the truth that God tells me and spend my time thinking about what God says is true. The last Scripture that means a lot to me is Psa. 119:114, that says “You are my refuge and my shield. I have put my hope in Your Word.” My confidence and hope and trust is in God. I love to memorize Scripture and fill my mind with the truth of who God says I am. Doing this has made all the difference in my life!  Now I know that God has a plan for my life and He created me just the way I am for His special purpose!  I love my life!  I love to share God’s love with other people and tell them about Jesus and to pray for them. This fills my heart with great joy!  I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and that I will live with Him forever!

He is my very best friend. I don’t make any decisions without asking Jesus first. I want what God wants for my life. I want to please Him in everything I do. My passion and desire is to serve Him. He is my reason for living, and He gives my life meaning. My favorite part of the day is the evening when I have my quiet time with the Lord. I LOVE to read in God’s word and to listen to Him, and write down what He says to me in my journal. I LOVE to pray, it makes me feel so close to God. I LOVE to copy Scriptures in my journal. I like to meditate on the Scriptures and see what God is going to say to me. I LOVE to be in God’s presence and to listen to worship music. I LOVE to rest in His Almighty arms. Jesus fills my heart with joy and excitement.

I LOVE God with all of my heart and I want my life to bring glory to His name. I can’t even imagine my life without God!

Jenny The Jewel

Author Jenny Jenson (far right) with mom Cherry behind her and friends Mika Fox, Karen Fox and Katie Mann at FIN’s Gifts of the Heart Gala-2018