“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12
Raised in a Christian household, Hannah-rose heard about God from conception. When she finally entered the world, Kenny and Hayley began taking her with them as they traveled around the world, sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom. From a young age, Hannah was in tune with the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), but, like everyone else, she had to go on her own journey, building a personal relationship with Yeshua separate from her parents.
At four years old, Hannah-rose toddled down the stairs to tell her parents that she wanted to ask Jesus into her heart. Thinking it was a rouse to stay away, Kenny took Hannah-rose back to bed but spent time praying with her. Through the years, she continued seeking God and learning more about how the Bible tells believers to live in this sin-filled world. Attending youth groups, summer camps, and participating in other faith-based-related activities, there was no doubt in her mind that God was real. It was second nature. How could He not be real after all she’d seen, experienced, and heard? Nevertheless, as her teen years approached, new challenges would make Hannah-rose question all she had known.
“We all must go through an identity crisis, reaching a point where we have to look around and truly question the things we have been taught to believe.” ~ Hannah-rose
Before their big move to Israel, Hannah-rose began suffering from severe migraines. Succumb to a dark room, she spent three months in bed with pain so severe she had to collapse to sleep every night to settle. No matter how many doctors they visited or prayers were asked in Yeshua’s name, Hannah-rose didn’t get better. The only solace came from the small light she found while talking to a friend in America with the computer’s brightness turned low and the sound no louder than a whisper. Through that friendship and her parent’s love and care, Hannah-rose was able to stay positive in the place of darkness. However, she frequently questioned why God would allow her to be so isolated and trapped in the unrelenting pain while watching everyone else living their lives.
For more than seven years, these migraines continued, sometimes lasting only a week, while more frequently stealing one to three months of Hannah-rose’s life. During this period, she had a lot of time to seek God and write. Many had joked that she could be the next Lewis Carroll, who supposedly wrote Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass while suffering from migraines; however, doubt and fear crippled Hannah-rose from expanding the gift God had given her. Nevertheless, while those seven years were a very testing and difficult season, Hannah-rose firmly believes that they were a pivotal point that has steered her into the future she is now walking in. Seeds were thrown onto the soil, and when the roots became firmly planted, the crop began to grow!
Just before Hannah-rose’s eighteenth birthday, on Yom Kippur, her life changed forever. At a crossroad, it was time for her to decide how she would live the rest of her life. Did she want to live for herself, following her heart and the desires it was leading her toward, or would she honor her parents and God by staying home and pursuing a pure life under the Messiah? It was the hardest yet best decision of Hannah-rose’s life.
Though her faith did not begin that day, it was definitely renewed. Reaching a new level in her understanding of the Father, Hannah-rose was transported onto a greater path than she could’ve imagined. Fully committing her life to Yeshua, no longer toeing the line or leaning on her parents’ beliefs, Hannah-rose vowed to give God the reigns and follow the voice of the Spirit in all she does. Feeling the call to be a writer firmly planted on her heart, Hannah-rose embraced her gifting, slowly allowing more people to read her work, developing her craft, and gaining confidence as she obeyed the Ruach’s voice.
It seems that the most significant events in Hannah-rose’s life begin on Yom Kippur. Before her twentieth birthday, Hannah-rose felt YHVH give her a vision for her own ministry, Inspire-Truth. With a heart to reach the lonely, discouraged, seeking, and creative, Hannah stepped onto a new path, launching the Inspire-Truth blog at the end of 2018. Hannah-rose’s goal is to build a community where people from all over the world can share their testimonies, prayer requests, and their creative giftings while establishing the calling God is placing on each of their hearts through living by the Spirit. There is still a lot of work to be done, along with more that Hannah-rose wants to establish through Inspire-Truth’s platform, but she is confident that the Father will lead her every step of the way, opening the door for each vision to come to fruition.
There are no limitations when it comes to following Yeshua! When He calls, we must respond! Just like Kenny, Hannah-rose was given a choice to walk with God or miss her destiny. Following in her father’s footsteps, she has chosen the narrow path and will not be easily swayed. Though stumbling blocks may get in her way, Hannah-rose is determined to lean on Yeshua, turning each trial the enemy tries to use as a stumbling block into a stepping stone!
Walking in the promises of YHVH is the most arduous path anyone will walk down, but it is also the most rewarding. Struggles will come, but they will only make us a stronger warrior for the Kingdom if we remain faithful and continue to lay our lives at the Savior’s feet each day. Hannah-rose’s encouragement to all reading this is that we do not need to be lonely or discouraged anymore! It doesn’t matter how many friends or people surround you every day; when you place your identity in Yeshua, seeking Him with all of your heart, you will not lack anything and find true fulfillment that is unwavering. Happiness is fleeting, but in the Messiah, we can find everlasting joy and contentment that will surpass all understanding, keeping us from ever truly being alone!