Hi everyone! My name is Chisan Halliman-Thompson. I am 26 years old and was born and raised in the beautiful island of Jamaica. I am married and also the mother of a little girl. I cannot say how I met Melissa because she is my younger sister so I have known her all her life. It has been absolutely beautiful and heart-warming though, watching her grow spiritually. All that said, I am elated to have been asked to make such a contribution on this forum.
My life is one that is set apart unto Christ. This simply means that though I am living in this world, I am not conforming to the things of the world. I have come to accept that there are things I cannot do, there are places I cannot go, and there are conversations I cannot have in order to maintain my relationship with Christ.
Matthew 5:16 says “In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.”(NLT)
My desire is for others (especially the youths) to see Jesus shining through me. 1 Timothy 4:12 also tells me to not let anyone think less of me because I am young but I should be an example to all believers in what I say, in the way I live, in my love , my faith, and in my purity.
I was baptized and started my walk with Lord from the age of nine and it has been one rocky road. I fought hard with proclaiming Christ as my Saviour in my earlier years because I was too worried about what others would think of me. I failed to acknowledge the goodness of my good Father and that caused me to be wayward. I allowed Satan to speak lies into my life and for a while I believed him.
By the grace of God, I was able to overcome such challenges by reading the Word of God. In reading, I began to see who God really is. He revealed Himself to me as the Good Father who loves me in spite of the terrible things I have done. There is nothing that we can do make Him love us less. What sweet consolation that is!