if you already know Lizzie, you know this young woman lights up a room with her presence and her love can soften the hardest of hearts. From the moment I met Lizzie I knew she was extremely special and chosen by God.
I was in a season on transition in my life as the Lord began to stir my heart with a passion to see young people willingly worship God and live a life surrendered to Jesus .. The Lord used little 11 year old Lizzie to confirm my decision to begin serving in middle school ministry.. I was inspired, impacted and undone by her young, free and passionate worship: this little one glided across the front of the church singing and dancing unashamedly before the Lord, fearless worshipping Him with her entire heart.
That was the first night I met Lizzie, and every day since she has won my heart more and more.
Now at 14 Lizzie is growing up to be one of the most radiant and faithful young women I know. I can't think of another young woman who has overcome such difficulties yet remains steadfast in the joy of the Lord as she does: Elizabeth's heart is pure and full of such joy; so much so that it is truly contagious.
Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timonthy 4:12
Lizzie walks out her faith and is a true example to follow in what she says, the way she lives, and the way she loves.
Lizzie, I stand in awe of who you are and I am so confident God has greater plans for your life than you can dream up or imagine. But dream BIG, little one, and rest assured that God is a good good father you can count on. Never lose you child-like faith; it is so life-giving to everyone who encounters you. There are no words to express how proud I am of you and how much I love you (along with an army of youth leaders, friends and family that would eagerly exclaim their love for you as well) -- and our love for you can't even compare to God's love for you! It is simply a drop in the ocean of His unending and unconditional love for you.
You are a true treasure, Lizzie! Today I am celebrating you, just because you are awesome.