Saturday, September 6, 2008

Left speechless...

This week is the 25th anniversary and Grand Opening of our church. Waves of emotions come over me even as I type. I can not explain enough just how much my life is so rich and blessed. I know seems hard to believe considering I showed up to church in a wheel chair (no worries, my knee is doing TONS better... just wanted to play it safe and not over work it) still there is blessing in that!

I can't explain just what it is but life is changing and for the good. Today I was reminded that though times may be tough there is ALWAYS promise of a new day, and Gods mercies are new EVERY morning. Regardless of just how bad my day is, the next day I am promised a new one and if I chose to let go of yesterday, it is in the past and that is where it remains.

As always the worship tonight was amazing!!! I miss being on the worship team at my church, I miss singing my heart out, I just miss serving. But I know my ministry is at home and when the time is right, I can return. And I can't complain... I get to scrap and teach and meet new people, something that was never on my mind until I became a mom. Again, just another cry of gratitude from me.

Vicki Beeching was the guest performer and I was blown away hearing her music live. She sang Wonder of the Cross which brought the house to tears. here is a peek at the lyrics:

O precious sight, my Savior stands, Dying for me with outstretched hands.
O precious sight, I love to gaze,Remembering salvation’s day,
Remembering salvation’s day.

Though my eyes linger on this scene, May passing time and years not steal
The power with which it impacts me, The freshness of its mystery,
The freshness of its mystery.

May I never lose the wonder,The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time, Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,Watching wide eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,The wonder of the cross.

This song just moves the house. I love every word of it. It reminds me of the day I gave my life to Christ, here I was this broken girl trying to keep it together in a world that was tearing me apart. I began going to Cottonwood with my boyfriend (now husband) knowing that there was something bigger than me calling at my heart. It was July 7th 2001, and a sudden force took over me and I was no longer insecure, no longer unsure, no longer struggling. It was as if all of my questions had been answered even some I had never thought to ask. I stood there humbly and absorbed all that was meant to be. Although it sounds like it was all roses life began at that moment, a month later we found out we were pregnant and two weeks later we were married. Although not as we planned our life is still full and wonderful. We have had our ups and downs but all in all we have held strong together and in our faith and made it out victorious. I can only share my testimony with the world in hopes that God receives all the glory he can for each and every miracle he has done in my life.

So this song, this day this journey...

Even though I have tried to sum it up with this one post, I can't. I still stand in awe and where I started, where I am now and where I am headed. It is more than I could have ever possibly imagined for myself and for that I am in total gratitude and left speechless.


  1. congrats and such a huge endeavor in your life. I am very happy for you.

  2. Very moving Liz--thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

  3. That's fantastic....the Lord works many wonders, sometimes I forget to give Him due thanks!