Sunday, March 18, 2012
Just a quick note to say hello to you, my dear bloggy friends, while my day is filled with packing, packing, and more packing!
Not that this weekend has been "uneventful" - but let's just say my day-long visit to the Med Center on St. Patrick's Day has me set up with a new arsenal of antibiotics and a fresh determination to seek God wholeheartedly and watch His perfect plan for this Bible Study.
I get so fired up thinking about the huge impact a group of Red Hot, passionate, powerful women could make for Kingdom purposes in this lost, hurting, and broken world! Woo Hoo!
As I've been packing, I've been filling my suitcase with sweet notes/e-mails from you!
My friend Erin gave me a special Red Hot album months ago - and it's been so fun to fill it with God's promises and words of encouragement from special friends...near and far!
If you haven't figured out I'm a "words" girl - so please don't think any Scripture, powerful reminder, or nugget of wisdom is wasted on me. I treasure them all! (And thanks, Erin, for the Red Hot album to tuck them all into!)
Anyway, I also uncovered a commissioning statement tucked away in my Bible written by Beth Moore. You may remember it! I save it for days just like this!
This morning I pulled out the commissioning statement and prayed it aloud in faith. Boy did it help! Then I prayed it for all the participants that will someday watch these "Red Hot Faith" teachings.
And now, my dear *She Sparkles* friends, I am praying it for you...
My Dear Sister/Brother,
The God of Glory
Has called you.
You have a ministry.
In Christ, you are enough for that ministry.
Never forget that showing God off is your ministry.
No matter what,
Keep your heart in your ministry.
Unveil your face
And serve others with authenticity.
That the power is in God's Presence.
Come between you
And intimacy with God.
Keep moving forward
From glory to glory.
Let God thin that veil.
Remember, ministry is not about position.
It's about people.
Let name after name
Be written on your heart.
Do not seek great things for yourself,
Seek a great God.
As you leave this place,
Go in a fresh anointing.
He who turns water into wine
Turns wimps into warriors.
You have a ministry.
Go fulfill it!!
~ Beth Moore
In Christ, WE ARE WARRIORS not wimps!
In Christ, WE ARE ENOUGH!
Oh how I needed that reminder!! It's not about me having the perfect Red Hot message, a trendy outfit, a stylish haircut, whether I'm puffy or not puffy, or even a flawless presentation. As long as I seek Him and His presence, regardless of the outcome, it's going to be good!
What about for you?
What is God currently asking you to do which seems too big, too much, or like you are just not nearly qualified enough??
Do you need a fresh measure of His presence??
Do you need a reminder that in Christ, regardless of your circumstances, YOU, dear sister, ARE ENOUGH!!!
May I encourage you to print off Beth's commissioning statement and tuck it away in your Bible. You'll never know when you too might be encouraged by her powerful, Truth-filled words!
Well, I'm headed back to my packing. I'm still feeling way out of my comfort zone (think butterflies on steroids!) ~ but I'm prayed up, got my tennis shoes on, and I'm wearing lipstick. Somehow that makes me feel much better. :)
Have a fun-filled, life-giving weekend!! God's richest blessings to you~