Monday, September 17, 2012

The Encounter

The ground beneath my feet was rocked this weekend.
3-solid days of prayer, worship, learning, fellowship, and faith.

I let go of my constant critical thoughts. 
I released the heavy burdens from my past.
I forgave myself.

I am amazed.
6-months ago, I sat in the sanctuary for the first time,
attending the Encounter Testimony Service.
That was the service where I was saved.

Yesterday, I stood on stage with Daniel by my side,
my mom watching from the audience with proud eyes,
and gave my testimony at that very same Encounter service about how I was moved this weekend.
As I testified, I couldn't help but think,
what if my small little testimony helps someone?
Just one person?

As I go from here,
I'm ready. I'm ready to be lead.
I'm ready to serve.
I'm ready to be an amazing wife to Daniel (who also attended),
with a strong foundation built under our feet.

I am so thankful.
I am forever changed.
I am alive.


Kirsten said...
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Kirsten said...

That is beautiful!
I am so glad it was a life-changing weekend for you. And, I am thankful that six months ago it changed you eternally.

It is amazing what Christ does with messy sinners.

I still have a tough time understanding that He is continually working on me, and that He doesn't just give up on me. But, nothing is impossible with Him.


Kiki said...

I love that feeling of rejuvenation after a life-changing faith-filled event (too many dashes in that sentence, maybe?). Anyway, I'm more than positive your testimony helped or changed or made an impact on someone's life.

Even though we don't really know each other, I just wanted to say that it's super encouraging to read about your faith (and how you write so honestly!) here. Thanks!

LaLa said...

Beautiful post! Isn't it amazing how God works these things!? I love when he does it. Just reminds us how big he really is. I'm so happy to hear 6 months ago you met Jesus :)

By the by I'm a new follower :)


Sarah said...

That feeling is amazing. I love your last 3 lines of this post...

I am so thankful.
I am forever changed.
I am alive.

Especially that last one. It's good to be alive, right?? :)

Elisha said...


Anna said...

this post makes me GRIN so big. :)

Kait said...

What a beautiful post--and happy Monday :)

Kimberly said...

I'm so happy for you! It's been wonderful reading about how God is working in your life and seeing how much you've grown over these past 6 months. Your posts are always so encouraging and inspiring. :)

xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

Cassie Gant said...

I just started following your blog yesterday...what an amazing first "new" post I got to read! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to hearing more about how your life is changed. :)

Meghan said...

Sounds like an amazing experience!

Joanna said...

You are already so mature in Christ! thanks for sharing, beautiful!

Sincerely,Vee said...

I'm so happy for you

Erica said...

So happy for you AND Daniel! Both of you realize and know what it takes to make a great foundation for marriage, and things can only go up from here (literally lol)! Thanks for sharing your journey with us :)

elise said...

yeah for church, yeah for testimonies, yeah for fabulous weekends. so glad you are back!

Lyndsay Loves It said...

Your faith is an inpiration. I love your heart, aunie. :)

Kerrie Williams said...

So glad it was such a great experience!! Your testimony WILL affect someone. Just like someone else's affected you. :)

Anonymous said...

Love you Aunie!
So proud of you!

I can't wait to see where God takes you - it's going to be amazing!!

Stacey Kay said...

Praise the Lord! My Encounter weekend is where I met the Lord and became born-again. What an awesomely amazing weekend. Your testimony surely touched many lives. God bless you!

Debbie said...

I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Lopatka said...

How BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you and as a fellow blogger AND believer I want you to know I am praying for you! I just found your blog and love it. So excited to continue to read and follow your journey... xox

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

love this.