Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'll Stand

Wow, when I get bossy, you listen!! Thank you so much. It's great to see the new faces over in the followers so that I can come by and visit if you have a blog.

Also...I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for praying for our family last week as we met for counseling. It was SO evident that God was in control. SO evident that God brought peace. SO evident that God hears the prayers of His children! I wish I could share more with you on here but I know you understand.

God is so busy working on me personally that I am having a hard time keeping up. He continues to chip away at my "rough edges" and I really am glad. I've said before that it can be painful to be refined but it's worth it.

This weekend I had the privilege and the thrill of being able to go to a simulcast of one of my favorite speakers. First of all...let that soak in. I LEFT MY HOUSE AND FELT WELL ENOUGH TO GO HANG WITH WOMEN AND LISTEN TO SOME GREAT TEACHING!! I assure you I did not take one moment of it for granted. For now I am going to process what I learned before I share it but there is one thing...

When people stand to sing, I normally will remain seated because of the "dizziness". There was a song that we were able to sing a couple of times called "In Christ Alone". I am going to share it with you here, but I have to tell you first that there is a line where I was compelled to stand. I could barely get the words out as I was overcome with emotion. The line is -


"Here in the power of Christ I'll stand"




23 comments:

Suzanne said...

I can not listen to that song without it bringing tears to my eyes. Tears of conviction, joy, thanksgiving and yes, POWER!

Count it all joy,
Suzanne

Sheryl said...

I love that song, Sheryl.

Hey, I think I'm one of your followers but I'm not sure. I didn't see the follow me section on your blog to check.

I love to read what God is doing in your life. He is faithful.

Sheryl

Cheri' said...

Sheryl, I love that song too! I think it's wonderful that you stood during the song and especially during that phrase! I'm sure Jesus received your praise and your sacrifice! Thanks for sharing this post! You are an inspiration!

Technonana said...

I love this song... sang it yesterday at Beth Moore, and today at church!!! IN CHRIST ALONE!!!
Keep standing on His promises my Friend!!

He & Me + 3 said...

So happy for you. YOu were in my prayers. I love that song too.

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a powerful song. So glad you were ministered to. Sounds like a wonderful event. I know of some others who "went" to it too.

Praise God that your session went well. Prayer changes things. So good to hear!!

Tracey said...

What a beautiful, powerful, and moving song...I couldn't help but cry. Thank you for sharing it!!

:) T

nancygrayce said...

I'm so glad and thankful that you were able to go out to that teaching! My MIL was at one in Panama City! I love that song!

Beverly said...

What a powerful song...

I'm so happy that you were able to get out and attend this function! That's wonderful.

ShEiLa said...

You have the ability to express yourself very well. When trying to talk about deeply personal experiences... it is tough. Share what you can... don't worry about what you can't.

I know I am probably the only clueless blogger out here in blog-land... but you mentioned dizziness... can you tell me what you have been diagnosed with? If you prefer not too... that is perfectly fine.

ToOdLeS.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

So glad you were able to get out and attend!

That is one of my favorite worship songs.

Kee said...

I'm so glad the counseling session went better than expected. God has HIS own plan and HE is working to heal the hearts of your whole family.

I was so excited to hear that you got to go out and so relate to not standing up at worship services,for different reasons. I can just imagine that moment and hoe youfelt his presence. That song gave me chills.
Talk soon
Love and Hugs

Laura said...

I love that song.
I am so honored to be along with you along with this journey.

Love you

Laura

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

One of my favorite songs....Thanks for the sweet comment on my recent post...I am so glad you were able to go this weekend....Have a great week.....

The Blue Sparrow said...

Im so glad to hear that you were able to feel all of our prayers covering you and your family! Thata a really good song too!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I love that song! I'm so glad you were able to go and be blessed. We all need those times. I'm also glad to hear that the counseling went well. May God continue to work in your family! Take care my sweet friend!

Nicole said...

God is doing an amazing work in you!!! Praising Him for the many blessings that He is bestowing upon you and your family! Love you!

Just a little something from Judy said...

The words to that song are typed out on paper and sitting on my desk. The song overwhelms me with emotion everytime I hear it. I can't tell you how thankful I am that you were able to attend that seminar with friends. Thank you for sharing a bit of what all God is doing in your lives.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I love that song and to me there is almost no song more worshipful than it. I takes me to my knees every time.

So glad you got to go. I'm guess it was Beth as I know her Simulcast was this past weekend.

Melissa said...

So you went to Beth too? Wasn't it great! Still following your blog and thought I would shock you and comment-ha So glad you got to go! It was great! I listened to that song on the way to work today!

Susan said...

Hey Sheryl,

Oh, I was so blessed you got to attend the conference this weekend.

It was fun sharing this with you!

Thanks for sharing that amazing song!

One of my all time favorites...

Blessings my sweet friend♥

Amrita said...

God is working in your life Sheryl.

This songs really moves me .

Pam said...

i was there too... i had the tears too...