I hope the weather is as nice where you are than what it has been here. Spring has arrived..PTL!! I love hearing the birds in the early morning. The beauty of God’s creation is breathtaking!
I wanted to share with you a wonderful learning opportunity. Proverbs 31 Ministries offers “She Speaks.” This is a writers, speakers, and women’s ministry conference. I read about it last year and began praying about going. Well, now I really desire to go. Let me explain why.
Ever since Natalie’s injury I have had a few consistent people tell me that I need to speak. Not because I am eloquent with words or have amazing bible knowledge but because they see something in me. Well, I wasn’t sure what they saw until recently. They saw a hope in Jesus even when life handed me devastation and terrible heartache. When my daughter suffered and life as my family knew it radically changed, I praised Jesus!! I turned to Christ and his word to lead and guide me. Choices…we all have them, it is what we do with them that matters. I choose to praise God!
God has done incredible things in my life the past 3-4 months. He is so faithful and I adore HIM. I have come to know truths that are so incredible I am still in awe over it. I am learning to be BOLD IN Christ a whole new way. I am learning to realize who I am IN Christ.
I recently spoke at our morning bible study. The topic was “adjusting your life to God.” When I accepted, within days, I decided that I was going to back out. I am not equipped to prepare a lesson. I prayed and talked with friends about it. I spoke to our women’s ministry leader and she said that she was glad to hear that I was so nervous and felt ill-equipped. That means that it will all be Christ! That spoke volumes to me…I was going about this the wrong way, my way. So I set out on my journey. I came up with one outline after another. I felt God telling my soul that they were good, but not the one. Until…I had a huge personal breakthrough. One that is too deep to go into here on the blog but can I just say that it was BIG, HUGE and provided tons of growth in the Lord. So God gave me the words for the lesson, I walked up on that platform, and spoke truth and hopefully shined for Jesus. I made it through with minimal tears, which was a God thing because our families story was woven throughout the entire lesson.
So now this conference has been placed before me again. I want to go to learn how to be prepared, how to form outlines for speaking, how to come up with topics that move individuals into a deeper relationship with Jesus and the do’s and don’ts. Lysa Terkeurst is giving away a scholarship for the conference. If you don’t follow her blog, link up to it. She is fun, witty and loves Jesus. Her newest book was such a fun read and very real.
Here is a link to the She Speaks Conference. It is July 31-Aug. 1 2010. Check it out, maybe you will want to go. I am praying that if I am meant to go, God will make a way. He is faithful!!
Have a great weekend and many spring blessings!!