Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oh this day was excellent...

I have said this way to many times before, but seriously there is nothing better than the feeling of a smile on your face! Have you ever been so happy that you can feel it shining out your eyes? That is the exact description of my feelings at this moment in the dawn of the night. I cant help but have my lips curl in an upward position. All day, one thing after the other, my smile just kept getting wider and wider. First it was my first day working at a theatre as a techie, not to mention working in the same building/room with a great friend of mine. If work is this much fun when i am an adult then seriously i am going to love being older. Then my friend was over all day, which was a blast. The smile just keeps growing. Later in the day, I talked to another friend of mine and she ended up coming over for dinner. It was fantastic, we just hung out and ate. After dinner was finished we went on a hunt. A hunt for the DVD/CD combo of all combos. Hillsong's This is Our God CD/DVD released in the US of A today August 5, 2008. I have been waiting for this day for months! So 2 stores later we were victorious and then to Cook Out to rejoice our win. When we got home we invited some of my closest friends over to watch the unveiled DVD. We sat in awe and wonder as God's name was proclaimed in a place of thousands. My eyes on the verge of raining tears onto my untainted cheeks with every word sung through out the raised hands and crying voices. God's presence was so clearly shown in every voice that sung out to Him. It was incredible. Smiles was plastered on all the faces that had watched the video, when it had come to an end. I didn't think the night was going to get any better, but God is amazing isn't He? I sat in my room with Giggles ( you remember her right? If not read some of the Beach Week 08) and she told me she had something to talk to me about. When she mentioned this I had one specific thought that passed through my mind but because i didn't want to jinks it i quickly brushed it away. She, along with all the other youth leaders at my church, want me to help out with the tech side of youth group. This is were my smile just set a new record. I am completely stoked about this, i don't think anyone has any idea. Like whoa, I know it is going to be a lot of work, along with my duties with the theatre and with school, but i am wholeheartedly jumping aboard this train. This is what I want to be doing with my life, without hesitation. There are two things that are huge in my life.

1.) Becoming a techie with some big christian youth conference

2.) Releasing my life fully everyday for Christ and praise Him for every blessing He has bestowed upon me

I want to worship the LORD the rest of my life and beyond. There is this feeling that comes over me every time I worship that is nothing like any other feeling that i have ever experienced. There is a member of Hillsong that said when she worshiped it was like God flattened her. I love that description because it is really what happens. There are times when i just want to sing at the top of my lungs proclaiming Him and I want to cry and i want to just crumble for Him. I sit here listening to Brook Fraser and Darlene Zschech, in the dark of the night outside on my back porch and I don't want to go to sleep because all I want to do all night is praise with a smile on my face,

the one who smiles.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I just love you, steph. :-) Word to everything you said.