My, now real life, siesta Patty hosts God Stop Friday each week. It's designed to be a post to document something God has done for you this week. I think of it kind of like a virtual Stone of Remembrance.
You know that last night we had a Bible study here at my house. It was such a sweet time. I knew almost from the point Carol asked me to lead, what it should be on. After a couple days of praying, God confirmed it.
I began to pray that God would bring only the women He wanted here. I would rather have 3 women who really want to seek Him than 15 who just want to chat and talk shopping. NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH TALKING SHOPPING, I just knew that this night wasn't going to be that type of fellowship.
So anyway, Carol calls me around 4:15 to say that it looked like it was only going to be the two of us plus Amy and possibly our friend Amanda. I was completely okay with that because as I said, I had asked God to bring who HE wanted. Was I disappointed that more ladies weren't coming? Yes. But I was trusting Him.
Carol and I hung up and I began to pray for one lady in particular. She's been on my mind all week long and I felt in my heart that she was supposed to be there.
I began to pray that God would move whatever mountain was keeping her from coming. Then I asked if she was to come, that He would work it out for her husband to come home earlier than normal and tell her to go ahead.
I sat out five plates, five forks and five glasses, not knowing who was going to show up.
Carol and Amy arrived, Amanda arrived and then in casual conversation Carol says that this other sweet lady was going to come.
I told them what I prayed and then Carol went on to tell us that our friend had called at the last minute to say that her husband came home a little early and told her to go to Bible study if she wanted to.
He used her to remind me that YES! He hears and answers our prayers. Sometimes faster than others, but He does answer!
These five ladies blessed my socks off last night. We had a great time of fellowship and they made the Bible study come to life for me.
I will remember this particular Bible study as the one where I couldn't concentrate and felt SO inadequate...BUT I will treasure what God did between the five of us in my living room. He really is Alive and Active, we saw evidence of that Thursday evening.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Posted by ocean mommy at 9/12/2008 01:31:00 PM