Monday, January 25, 2010

An Event of a Lifetime

Does anyone else feel really blessed and content today? I feel like my joy is over-flowing. This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to fly to Houston for the Siesta Scripture Memorization Team Celebration presented by Beth Moore and the wonderful ladies of Living Proof Ministries.

It was my first opportunity to hug the necks of women who have taught me and encouraged me through through their blogs in what has been a very trying year. And yet God used every minute of it to draw me closer and closer to Him.

There's Patty Williams,
Beth Herring and Yolanda Rogers,
Melena Cummings with Miesta Moose,
my new friend Georgia to name a few.

What a time of laughter, fellowship, worship and digging into the Word.

Thank You God for providing me with this opportunity to go and the means to make it happen.

The highlight of the entire weekend for me was the brief moment that I had to share personally with Beth Moore just how much she really means to me. She is a woman of integrity and honor. A woman who has caused me to want to dig deeper into God's Word, to desire to know Him better, to want to love Him with all of my heart.

As her Pastor shared with us Sunday morning after service, "She is the real deal, no pretense. The same person you see on the stage is the same person off of the stage". What a blessing she has been to my life.

I am excitedly, looking forward to the next Siesta gathering in 2012. There are so many of you that I have yet to meet. There is nothing better in the entire world than time spent with women who share the same passion and love for the One True God. Thank You for making my first live LPM event an 'Event of a Lifetime'.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday #34

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey
It's Thankful Thursday and I am again joining Sonya at Truth 4 the Journey once again. Click on the button above and feel free to join in with 5 items of Thanksgiving.

  1. Thank You God for unexpected blessings. I love how You love me. I love how Your desire is for me. You know my needs and you meet them one by one.
  2. Thank You God for friends who reflect You. Friends who encourage. Friends who forgive. Friends who love deeply. Friends of Yours who are friends of mine.
  3. Thank You God for my husband. You are restoring him day by day. His passion for life and his passion for ministry are beginning to beat again more strongly. Our family devotion and prayer time has been such a gift from You. Thank You for restoring what satan attempted to steal.
  4. Thank You God for Your promises fulfilled. Your Word has become life and breath to me. You have spoken it. I believe it. You are true to Your Word. Your name is FAITHFUL and trustworthy!
  5. Thank You God for allowing me to go to Houston. I am so excited and can't wait to meet so many of my blogging friends. More importantly, I can't wait to see what You are going to do in each of our lives.

How about you? What are you thankful for?

Saturday, January 2, 2010


29for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29
How has God gifted you?
  • Are you able to pick up His Word, open it up and share it's truths with a class room of learners?
  • Has God placed a melody in your heart that you can't help but sing that draws others straight into the throne room of God in worship?
  • Do you do battle on your knees in prayer on behalf of others?
  • Are you able to minister to those in need, to the "least of these"?

All who know Him have been gifted with:

  • His grace - a favour we receive without any merit of our own.
  • Faith - being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
  • Knowledge - to know who He is and of His great love for us.
  • Forgiveness - pardon of sin and eternal salvation.
  • and so much more.

What is His call upon your life?

  • We've all been called unto salvation. The choice is ours. The invitation has been given.
  • We've all been called to be Missionaries - to go and tell - whether in our own neighborhoods, our workplace, our homes or around the world.
  • We've all been called to be His hands, His feet, His voice as we be 'Jesus with skin on' to those He brings across our paths.

Have you ever thought of these gifts, His call as being irrevocable? The word irrevocable comes from the Greek word, 'ametamelētos'. It means,1) not repentant of, unregretted.

God's gifts and His call on your life are eternal, forever, never to be taken back. What LOVE! Even when we mess up. Even when we've failed. God doesn't look down on us from Heaven and snatch back His gifts of grace or forgiveness. He doesn't say, 'Because you have fallen, you can be of no use to me!' From the depths of my heart I thank Him for being a God of 2nd, 3rd and 999,999,999th chances. He never gives up on us. He never stops drawing us to Himself. He never stops loving us!

Only God can bring about 'a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.' Only GOD! He is a reverser of destiny!

How will you use your gifts in 2010? What is your calling?

Father I thank you for Your wonderful gifts of grace, knowledge, wisdom and forgiveness in my life. I think you that you have equipped me for ministry and placed a calling upon my life to share Your love with a world lost without You. My heart is open and my YES is already on the table as I seek out an opportunity to serve You in my community, outside of the local church. Here I am Lord, send me. Father, be glorified! In the sweet, sweet name of Jesus ~ Amen.