Saturday, August 25, 2007

Chess Pieces

Yesterday I promised a quote and a post centered around a quote from the forward of Idol Eyes. Well.....Chloe had a friend over and I just got sidetracked dancing along with them to High School Musical 2. Sorry! And NO there are no pictures.

I've posted in the past how God was moving and changing me during this waiting time. Now, it seems that He is moving women into my life who are in their own time of waiting. Women who are crazy about HIM, who long to serve Him with every ounce of their being. Real women. Wives. Mommies. Writers. Musicians. Speakers. Women who desire to be used of God but are in a season of waiting.

One thing I'm learning is that even in the waiting, God will give you opportunities to serve Him. For me it's been filling in on the keyboard or in smaller churches. And He has allowed me to sing or play in our service occasionally. (That still blows my mind.) I've written a little, but honestly the last 2 months I've had serious writers block. Every time I sit down at the piano to write, I feel like I play the same 3 chords! It all sounds the same to me right now! (I'm praying about that one and waiting for God to give a new song. He will, I can't write a note without Him and He's just reminding me of that.) Okay, off the rabbit trail and back to the quote....

Beth Moore wrote the forward to Idol Eyes. When describing the first time she met Mandisa she writes: "Travis had let me know we had a sub on the worship team. One of our regulars had not been able to make it. The thought that Mandisa came to us as a sub still amuses me. It just goes to show, God doesn't call subs. There are no accidents in His work. There is no coincidence in who backs out and who steps up. He moves His chess pieces around the board at will, and that weekend, we got the queen."

God doesn't call subs. How that line spoke to me. I hope it encourages those of you who are waiting. Stay in HIS word, talk to Him about your dreams and desires. HE called you HE placed that desire in your heart! There are no accidents. Be ready girls! You never know when HE will pick up your game piece and set you in a new place! Be ready to step up at a moments notice!


Refresh My Soul Blog said...

LOVE THIS girl! This speaks right to where my heart needs it! You are such a blessing to me. I still need to call you-sorry-trying to get over this horrible sinus/chest thing. Isn't the Chess board thing exciting! At any moment things could really get moving!

Also I am LOVING your new header-I am getting Tony to fix mine soon whenever he gets to it!!!
Love you sister and thanks for sharing your wisdom!

Sharon said...

This post excites me.
I am also in waiting. It is like the dam has been holding back the forces until God is ready to release what will bring amazing power into the game for His glory.Did that make sense?
Basically I'm in training until He is ready to use me.
Needless to say I enjoyed the post. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Please come visit again.

Mommy Dot Com said...

I love it! What a good word. Stephanie, I can say it a million times and not tire of it: You are an incrediblely gifted song writer and worshiper. There is an anointing upon you. When I first heard a VERY beautiful, heart melting song that ushered me to the feet of Jesus that you were playing the Lord told me you wrote it. I doubted it b/c it WAS SO GOOD that I didn't think anyone living near me could do such a thing. Things like that don't come from Chattanooga, right? BUT, you did. It was your song. THEN, you did another just as beautiful and moving. Again the Lord told me you wrote it and YOU DID! My prayer for you is that you can feel the ground begin to rumble and a praise will spring forth from you again. I pray the anointing to flow through you, the anointing that will break every yoke off of the people God has called you to serve - His people who are hungry for His presence.

Lovin' you,

Diann said...

Oh, I love that--I'm having to write that down. What encouragement you've blessed me with today! Thank you!

The Small Scribbler said...

What a neat thought. Thanks for sharing it. You know, the funny thing is, I am learning to be content on the square I'm on. I like the whole new look here and especially like the quote under your title.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Kara, girl you just make me go to my knees! Thank you for that word of encouragment. You have NO idea how timely it is. Love you too sister!

Kate, I know exactly what you are saying. I think that part of my waiting time was to teach me to be content on my square!

Patty said...

Hi Stephanie!
Can I just tell you how the very last paragraph of this post truly spoke to me!! I am speechless. God has been speaking to my heart about a change , perhaps a move, a new minsitry position and I have been praying and seeking His direction. So, I thank God and you for ministering to me. Have a blessed day!

Meg said...

Hi Steph. I have been away awhile and had to catch up. It is great to see God's work in your life. What an encouragement! Meg