Late last night, a young lady named Vivian, from Brooklyn, New York sent a private message to me through Facebook, regarding I Shall Not Die that deeply touched me. It wasn't so much what she wrote as it was the heartfelt manner in which I believe she wrote it. She didn't say a whole lot or reveal the intricate details of how the book touched her, but as I read the brief note, it was literally as though God was allowing me to feel the emotions she was feeling as she typed it, and it brought me to tears. The Holy Spirit assured me that I Shall Not Die had done something life changing for this sister, and that even deeper words - words that she didn't express in detail -were hidden between the lines of what she expressed. Knowing that brought me joy unspeakable.
This email represents a sample of the many notes that have poured in since this book was released a little less than a year ago. Feeback like this is why I hold to what I said in my earlier blog entry: I Shall Not Die is a winner no matter what. Even if it does not win the national award that it is now in the running for, it has won hearts and souls for the Kingdom, and that's an award that can't be surpassed.
Ms. Vivian's note touched me so deeply, that I asked her if I could share it on this blog. She readily granted permission, and I hope that as you read it, you will at least feel a fraction of the overwhelming gratefulness that I do. The Lord has confimed many times over that it was indeed His order and His will for this book to be written so that it could be a blessing to many. To God be the glory...
Grace and Peace Mrs. Bellamy,
I beg your pardon for intruding on your personal page. I stopped by to say "thank you." I have just this moment finished with the reading of "I Shall Not Die."
I am struggling to put into words my emotions right now, realizing that I would have more than likely been better off sending this message later because of the raw emotions I am experiencing at this time. So I will simply say again thank you for sharing your story and experience.
The sharing of "I Shall Not Die" helped me to release feelings I did not recognize existed within me until I finished your story.
I purchased my copy through my Kindle. I will be purchasing books to share with friends I believe will benefit from the reading of your story.
It is my prayer for you that you will continue to operate under the Divine gifts imparted unto you by our Father. Your stories have always made my reading times so pleasurable, but this story opened my heart to true forgiveness and understanding.
May the Lord send down an abundance of blessings to you and your family.