Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shepherd of My Soul

1994. That was the year I moved to Maui. It's been 15 years ...

Bradley just returned from his missions trip. This was his 6th mission trip to the Philippines ... We met on his 2nd, got married on his 3rd.

It's been 15 years since I said "good bye" to my life in the Philippines as I knew it. It's been 15 years since I last saw some of my closest friends...

While Bradley was on the Philippines, I spent a lot of time reflecting on my life here on Maui. It's been an adventure. It is almost like a roller coaster ride, but not quite. Maybe it's one of those "caterpillar" rides - the one where it spins around fast, but never really go too high or too low, just a steady up and down, round and round.

When I think about my life on Maui, one thing that gives me an anchor is a song that the Lord gave me 15 years ago, right before I left the Philippines . It's a simple song of trust and total surrender. It was a song I sang everyday then, and a song I am singing lately everyday now... here it is if you want to listen:



Well... I guess I will just have to tighten my seatbelt and enjoy the "caterpillar" ride. The up moments are in the horizon but for now I will enjoy the company of my God :)

2 comments:

Karen and Joe said...

We are so glad the Lord brought you to Maui, Liza, and that we have had the joy and privilege to know you and be ministered to by you. The thing that has always touched me about you is your faith and obedience, no matter where the Lord leads you. He has more and bigger things ahead for you, Liza, because you are a true servant of the Shepherd and follow where He leads. You are an amazing woman with a heart full of gifts that you give away. We really love you.

megan said...

great outlook Liza! I miss you and I miss Maui and I hope things are mostly going upwards instead of downwards for ya. ;)