Monday, February 13, 2012

30 Days?? I'm Leaving in 30 Days?! (& Vlog)

The "D" verse is up! Be sure to enter the Seeds Family Worship giveaway! What fun!

Hey Friends!

Thanks for praying for Benj
! He still has a nagging cough, but the fever is gone and he was able to go to school. Your prayers are making a difference! TY!

Today begins my 30 day countdown until I leave for Turkey. Can you believe it??


I'll be heading with the Day of Discovery
team to film my upcoming Bible study (to be released next year). We'll be filming 8 different sessions - the intros/closings in Istanbul, and the teachings on site in Ancient Laodicea/Hierapolis. ONLY GOD!

If I start to look at this challenge from "my" perspective, I would break out in a sweat. I'm so far out of my comfort zone that it's almost comical. I'm the girl that would pee my pants at school when the teacher called on me. The one who lost the spelling bee because everyone was looking at me. The girl that doesn't like video cameras or marketing strategies or wardrobe trips to the mall.

BUT GOD.


He alone makes the Impossible Possible.

Over the next 30 days, I'm committed to immersing myself in Truth. Reflecting on Who God is, and what He is able to do. I will FOCUS on His power, His strength, His ability.

Our God is HUGE....I'm ready to watch Him do a major miracle for His glory alone!


Will you please join me in prayer?? Pretty please??

Today I'm reminded of a post I shared last year with one of my favorite answer to prayer stories. Enjoy....



Do you ever long for a fresh reminder of Who God is and what He is capable of doing??

Last week, I spent the first half of my time on my sick bed stressed out and almost paralyzed with fear and discouragement.

Besides being a wife and mom, this is an exciting season of ministry opportunities, Bible study writing, and speaking events.

Losing my voice, being unable to breathe due to my asthma, and struggling with bronchitis was not part of MY plan! AHHHHH!

I finally surrendered to the fact that I was sick (and trying to push through wasn't helping matters) and had a good cry about it all.

I also came to the realization that me being sick was not a surprise to God, and that He was fully capable of running things without my help. :)

So rather than pout and whine, I decided to use my time under my covers reflecting on Who He really is and what He is capable of doing.

I'm such a simple girl, so I started with A and made a list to Z...thinking of His character, His heart, His power....

It went something like this...

A ~ God, You are amazing...and I thought about how Amazing and Awesome He is!

B ~ God, You are Beautiful...and I reflected on His beauty and His majesty

C ~ God, You are our Creator...and I praised Him for creating us in His very image

You get the drift! :)

It was also fun to think about the amazing ways I've watch Him answer prayers. Here is my one of my favorite answered prayer stories...

(Again, not scripted just sharing my heart and God's story....thank you for your grace....)







Isn't God so fun??

And Yes, He is a God that makes the impossible possible!!!

So even though last week I missed a week of preparation time, I'm trusting God to make up that time in His own unique way.

And although I "lost" another writing day today (my little Sarah is home sick) ~ I "gained" the opportunity to lean even harder on God and His Word, and love on my little one (which I love to do!!).

What is it you need these days, my friend??

A fresh reminder of His strength and grace??

A special measure of His presence and peace???

A token of encouragement?? His healing touch?? A miracle in the midst of your relationship challenge??

Please be reminded that our God is Who He says and that He can make the impossible possible!!!

I would love to join you in praying for you on your journey....please feel free to send your prayer requests my way. And let's watch God do what He does best ~ heal, provide, protect, redeem, restore and perform miracles in our very midst!!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*!! God's richest blessings to you!!




P.S.S. I'm linking up today with Jen and friends at Soli Deo Gloria. Be sure to check out this amazing sisterhood of women! :)


8 comments:

Pamela said...

I love the idea of praising God through the alphabet. I spend many nights lying awake. This is a good plan to put into place with my go-to Philippians 4:10 verse.

I hope your little Sarah is well soon.

Denise said...

Praying for you.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What an amazing story! I love how God shows off :) Praying for you, sweet friend!

Jen Ferguson said...

oh, I just totally teared up at this. Not only just seeing you, but hearing this testimony. Thankful that we serve such an awesome God.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm pretty sure I'll be praying the alphabet when I go to bed tonight. I'm so excited for you getting to go to Turkey Cindy. God gives you what you can never even imagine, if we only allow him to. A lesson that I could use some work with.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

Tracy Suzanne said...

What a beautiful testimony Cindy. It gives me chills and fills me with pure joy to here about how the Lord reveals himself.

Thank you for blessing so many people with your testimonies.

Happy Valentines Day...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm just now learning of your trip and Bible teaching recording in Turkey. WOW, what an awesome opportunity. Yes, I'll be praying for you and how the Lord is going to use you in this project. Abundant blessings to you!

Lisa said...

Hi Cindy...praying for you tonight and this week! That God will be opening up time and space for your preparations, that He is readying your heart for the trip...for all of the wonderful ways He wants to use you.

And what a wonderful vlog story...so cool! An encouragement to bring all of our stuff to Him!

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