Certified Life Coach Growing in God
The following is Pastor Liz’s story of growing in God and becoming a certified Life Coach with Christian Leaders Alliance:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” Revelations 3:20.
My name is Elizabeth Mourer, and God defines me. I am a Christian, a child of God, a Princess of The King, a Bride to my Groom, an Heir of His throne, and most Beloved of my Most Holy Creator. Now, I am also a certified Life Coach.
This statement took me decades to realize.
I am a bit older than many with my conversion story and finally choosing the crooked path made straight. I am 60 years old, an Oncology Registered Nurse, a mother of 3, and a grandmother of 7 blessings. My Grandma Connie taught me to love Jesus with my whole heart and soul. So I grew up desiring to please Jesus.
After high school, I chose a path of escape and wrongly married the first man who promised to “save me” from my childhood dysfunctional situation. I was blessed with three amazing children. Despite this, I turned away from my God. I felt abandoned by the faith that had helped me maintain my sanity as a child. For 30 years, I wandered in a desert of darkness and pain. I sought peace in exploring different religions, art, crafts, homesteading, pleasing others, and knowledge. There was no peace there, for the waters of life can not flow in dry wells. In 2011, my husband of 30 years left me. I fell to my knees and begged God to come back into my heart. Many things began to change.
Changed in Christ
“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter, so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.” Jeremiah 18:3-4
God took my mess and began turning it into His message. I started a new walk, studying His Word, reading the Bible twice through. I desired to learn more. Then, I took Bible basics courses through the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here). I went to church every Sunday, watched Christian TV daily, and changed the way I lived. Also, I lost friends and family who disapproved of this new person God was sculpting. In 2016, I thought I had arrived. However, I was still doing more by works, not faith. That is when the floor fell out from below me.
Challenges: Carried by God
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6.
I fell apart and was very ill, needing surgery and medical treatments over that next year. I lost my job and my living situation. Helpless to do anything for myself, I realized I had to give myself over to God completely. I began allowing God to mold me into who He wants me to be. I spent a year without TV. Also, I immersed myself into His written Word and in Christian Centered therapy. Finally, I was finding which direction God pointed me towards and continued my CLI studies. I was blessed with a new job, housing, a Church family, and a Godly husband. God carried me the entire way.
Called to Ministry
“He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 2:14
I clearly heard My Master’s voice tell me, “Gather My sheep, I will save you from the wolves.” God spoke these words to me repeatedly until I listened. I had His Mandate over my life. The more responsibilities I am given, the more responsible I am for living God’s Word in example and word.
I have completed my Bachelor of Divinity degree from Christian Leaders College (CLC) and various certification courses I feel will be necessary. Now, I am a Licensed Ministerial Candidate at Harvest FM Church, where I love doing community outreach programs while growing into my Pastoral role. I am starting my own Ministry online to spread His Word to this newer generation who are computer-based and not comfortable reaching out face to face to connect. Further, I volunteer wherever needed, serving everyone with love and grace, as I learn much of God’s Word from this as well.
My Ministry Service Continues
I am a founding member of the Christian Leaders Alliance’s Global Ministers Commission. In addition, I volunteer with CLI and CLC on their MM CLI News Response Team and YouTube Correspondent. There, I encourage others to grow in Christ and spread His love to the ends of the earth.
I am a Certified Parish Nurse through the WNY arm of the Parish Nurse Ministry. It’s a worldwide organization serving the needs of individuals and families in various religious and cultural groups. I serve as a Prayer Partner with Wycliff Bible Translators International. Also, I volunteer with Compassion International. I work local events and sponsor an adorable 3-year-old child in East Indonesia. We keep up through letters and pictures. For Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, I have a volunteer role as Regional Logistical Coordinator. I am Ordained as an Officiant Minister. Now, I am a Certified Life Coach. I am looking to incorporate it all into the ministry God has entrusted to me, as He can do with it as He has planned from the beginning.
Serving God as a Certified Life Coach and Minister
“Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.” Luke 12:36
By His grace, I have been saved. Because of His grace, I am learning to do God’s bidding through the Christian Leaders Institute and spread His Gospel of Good News. My deepest desire is to serve God. I eagerly look forward to the day I can eternally be with our Lord, our Creator, our All-In-All in Heaven His Bride at His wedding feast. Further, I look forward to being with you all there.
May God’s blessings be upon each of you!