Monday, November 5, 2007

A Day of Blessing

Today was one of those days where the presence of God was so strong, I thought I was going to turn around and see Him. From the moment I opened my eyes this morning, I could feel something stirring. He had plans for this day, plans that would surpass anything I could imagine.

God worked out all the details for "Freedom's Call" to spend the day together. Jill was here so all 5 of us had the day together. God also worked it out for us to spend today with a photographer. And I mean ALL day. This sweet photographer must have taken 1000 pictures of us! We started at 9:00 this morning and she snapped the last one around 4:00. I can't wait to share some with you.

I thought I'd share some of the blessings/God moments of the day.

1. The first part of the day was at some railroad tracks. Before we began shooting, we circled up for prayer. Photographer (Deborah) included.

2. The foliage along the tracks, and the way the sun was peaking through the trees was stunning.

3. Deborah had us turn away from her, hold hands and walk along the tracks. When we did, the stop light at the the other end turned green and stayed green. It was as if God was saying "GO".

4. We had wonderful fellowship over lunch! I love these ladies.

5. The second part of our day was at a small lake near our homes. I love the water and it's one of the things I miss most about our TN home. This part of the shoot was my favorite! I really felt like God picked this spot just for me. The sun, the water, the fall colors..... God gave us a perfect day.

6. I actually like some of my individual shots and the group shots are so cool. These ladies truly reflect God's glory.

7. Deborah has a God given gift for photography. She kept smiling and saying, "you're gonna love this one". I'm so glad God brought her into our life!

8. After we were done, Deborah shared with us that as she was taking our picture the sun was surrounding us, as if God was saying "these are mine". It was a pretty powerful time. I'm sure I didn't get Deborah's exact words, but it was pretty close.

9. While Deborah went home to load all those pictures on her laptop, we headed back to Debbie's house to meet. We had a very productive time. We asked God for wisdom and discernment and He gave it. So much was accomplished and we were able to nail down some pretty important things. :)

10. I love that we were able to end the day with dinner at Asian Fusion. Deborah and her sweet daughter Taylor joined us. We looked at the lake pictures, oohed and ahhed over each other and we ate. And ate, and ate. Then the owner brought us 3 desserts....on the house. And we ate some more.

My brain is on overload and I'm just amazed at how many details God worked out for us today. Yesterday morning we sang a song that said, "in one word you amaze me". How my God continues to amaze me.

Soon, I'm going to post some of the pictures from today! I think you'll agree, these ladies reflect God's glory.


Abby said...

ahh!!! what a great day!!!

can't wait to see pictures!!
i just love you! :)

Heather C said...

It sounds like an absolutely sweet time of fellowship and communion with the Lord... from the first moment on! Can't wait to see the pics...

"These are mine." I love this!!


DeAnna said...

I am so glad that you all had a great time together. Confirmation from the Lord in the smallest of instances is so cool!!!

Carol said...

What an awesome day! I am excited about seeing the pictures and about getting so see Freedom's Call at Celebrate the Savior!