Saturday, August 04, 2007

You Broke The Chains Now I Can Lift My Hands

I think I might have just stolen the spot for a pretend BFF.

Amazing. Breathtaking. Extraordinary. Spectacular. Beautiful. Striking.

Seeing Mandisa live exceeded all the moments I spent daydreaming of what it would be like to see her in person since I found out about her concert 4 days prior to it. Not only did I feel like I had gone to heaven and was listening to the Angels sing, but she looked GOOD y'all!

She sang several of her worship songs from her new cd. Each song blew me away more and more. There's no doubt that this girl can SANG, but she can bring the Word too! Her message was just as incredible as her singing ability. She was incredibly encouraging to everyone in that room Thursday night. She had such a great testimony of her relationship with the Lord. She talked about how when Simon said the horrible thing about her, she spiraled down and started doubting the Lord and shutting Him out of her life. But He sweetly reminded her of what true beauty is in His eyes. That His idea of beauty is certainly NOT what this world's idea of beauty is. And He brought her out of the pit she was in.

Towards the very end of the concert, Mandisa announced this would be her last song. I was begging the Lord to let it be "Shackles" and it was! We were pumping our hands in the air. I could have heard her sing it 20 times that night and still remained amazed.

We were so blessed!

Ella had so much fun dancing to her music!

"Look it's Mandisa!"

Thanks Grandma and Grandad for taking us!


Our Family of Five said...

Your little girl is adorable! Congrats on getting to see Mandisa. That's awesome! Lynn

Shelly said...

Oh my!!! I am all smiles and cannot believe I couldn't make the drive from GA to come and play with you and Mandisa and Jesus! LOL

So glad you got to experience the Lord through her teaching/worship. And your little precious one as well :)

Clearly, you two new bff's are going to go on a shopping adventure soon. I just know it :)

The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh get out!! Look at that adorable picture of you two! I'd have that sucker turned into a poster and framed....

So glad you got to experience this...I sort of doubt she is going to be in rural Alabama anytime soon, so i'll live vicariously through you...:))


FordeFam said...

So cute!!! I love the pictures!!! At first I didn't know who you were talking about, but now I remember her after seeing the picture and remember hearing her sing the Shackles song!!! Love it!!! :) So glad you guys had such a fun time!!! ;)

Dave and Jess said...

I'm so glad you had a fun time! Your little girl is the sweetest lil' thing! She has the kind of face I just want to pinch! : )

Mindy said...

That is too cool!
Cute pics of your sweet girl!

Lindsee said...

I have been a "lurker" on your blog for some time now, from Amandas. But, I couldn't pass up this post! How fun. When you said she was coming and it was free I about hopped in my car right then and there!

Anyway, thanks for the precious pictures! Looks like y'all had a blast.

And, I will have you know that Shackles is one of my all time favorites. It's our sorority song...and we even have a dance!

Just thought I'd say hello and that Ella is precoius! :)

Janelle said...

How fun! I would love to see her in concert. I bet it was wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I, too, have wanted to "meet" you because of the same name. I love the title of your blog. Very sweet!

I'll be back for another visit.

Kay Altic said...

That is so fun ya'll went to the concert...I love her music...Ella is so cute!!!

Liz said...

Looks like you all had a blast! What fun memories you have.