Today, Lisa speaks to us about her love for singing, what we can learn from the turtle, and her goal to worship through adversity.
Tell us a bit about how you grew up and your childhood: I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. My childhood was impacted by a close and loving family. I have been singing ever since I was two years old. My first song I sang was Move Mountain. I believe to this day and have seen Him move so many mountains in my life, for my family, and for so many others.
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (ESV)
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: My spiritual growth focus is understanding the power of a grateful heart. With this year, it has brought a huge weight of complex situations, but I am determined to worship my way through it all. I want my first response to be obedience; to bless the Lord at all times and forget not all of his benefits.
“I am determined to worship my way through it all.”
Profession: My first answer would be ministry, first and foremost. The expanded answer would be that in my ministry I am a: worship leader, preacher, pastor and teacher. I love people and want more than anything else for them to know the hope in the Gospel.
“I love people and want more than anything else for them to know the hope in the Gospel.”
If you wrote a memoir, what would the title be? Be Courageous; Fear is Overrated Joshua 1:9
When did you first encounter God and how did you encounter Him? I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in my room. It was an amazing encounter. I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. That Sunday, I walked down the aisle and was baptized. I felt so new, inside out. It was life changing.
How has your relationship with Him changed you? I have been forever changed by Jesus. He has made everything about my life better. It is the best decision I have ever made.
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? Keeping my devotional life a priority prayer and His Word will have you rooted and able to grow wide and deep.
Just read/currently reading (and what has it taught you?): It’s Happening Pastor William Mcdowell. “God, fill me. Use me. I want more of You.” I need to make room for more of Jesus to have the capacity to have live big in my life.
Top three essentials: Worship and prayer; date night with husband; Starbucks blonde roast.
How did God speak to you recently? Learn from the Turtle: Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t give up hope. Keep a hard shell. We must be ready to consistent just like the turtle. Most turtles are not rushed by the environment or climate. They move with confidence knowing that if they endure they will get to the destination. I am here to encourage you it might look like it your test and storm will overtake you. DO NOT LOSE HOPE! Endure– it will all be worth it.
“Endure– it will all be worth it.”
Hobby: Reading; walking.
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong: 1. Have a consistent prayer life; 2. Have a consistent time in the Word; 3. Pray and remove distractions
Favorite person in scripture? Joshua 15.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? He can give you beauty for your ashes and that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
“He can give you beauty for your ashes”
How do you engage with your community? I love my community and have found that it isn’t just my city and church but also an online community. I engage through mentoring, coaching, I lead a weekly online Bible study on Monday nights and a prayer group on Thursday mornings through LAH Ministries.
Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving.
A goal you have? Finish 20 books in 2020.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: Going to the Cider Mill in the fall.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? Can I be on the worship team and choir?
Thing you want to raise awareness about: Women in ministry.
What does your morning routine consist of? Devotional, coffee, planner review (in that order).
What is on your nightstand? Apple charger and book.
Define Christianity in a sentence: I have been saved by grace and redeemed to tell a dying world He can do the same for you.
“I have been saved by grace and redeemed to tell a dying world He can do the same for you.”
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Until next time, keep witnessing!