So that it how I worship Him, by submitting my life to Him in a real way – Erin Vidovich

On this day when we have a memorial for our beloved Erin Vidovich, I remember back to the end of August when she and Pete Anderson did an interview with me for our Los Altos Grace Church family on Sunday morning.  It was a powerful time of reality and truth.

Below is the write up from that time….and what a beautiful way Erin worships our Jesus now: So that it how I worship Him, by submitting my life to Him in a real way.

 

WORSHIP IN THE CRUCIBLE OF LIFE

Our theme of worship took on a new facet this week. We did an interview with two of our own beloved saints: Pete Anderson and Erin Vidovich.
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In this interview format, our own Pete Anderson who lost a spouse to divorce and another to death (and is now happily married to Cheryl) and speaks about the difficulty of worship even through great loss.

Erin Vidovich is currently battling through cancer for the second time. She articulated succinctly about what it means for her to worship in this “crucible of life.”

For me worshiping has been as it is written in Romans 12:1, where we “offer up our body as a living and holy sacrifice to God.” It has meant surrendering, submitting, trusting God completely with my life–in a very real way.

Other problems that I’ve been through in my life, with jobs, or kids or other things, God would always say to me, “Let it go. Love me more than these. And trust Me to handle that.”  

And then when it came to my cancer, He said to me, “You have to love me more than your own life.” And I truly understood what that meant.

Everything I thought my life was to be about: getting old, sitting on the porch swing with my spouse or traveling the world or playing with my grand kids. Whatever it was, those were my plans, and I had to let go of those. Maybe that’s not what God’s plan was for me.

So that it how I worship Him, by submitting my life to Him in a real way.

One of the questions was to share some of the Scriptures which were most meaningful as they walked through their crucible experiences. To spur you on to love and good deeds, we thought we would list the ones they shared:
Erin: A lot of the Psalms, but particularly Psalm 57:1 and her favorite Psalm 34.

Pete: Proverbs 3:5-6, the book of Psalms, specifically Psalm 73:25-28, the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50) and Romans 8:28 (and the whole chapter)

This interview was deep with meaning and powerful testimonies to God’s goodness and grace through the most difficult things in life.

We encourage you to check out the recording of this interview online here  and share it with others who might be encouraged by the truths found there.

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