Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Weekend

Last weekend I spent some sweet time with an incredible speaker and a group of ladies in Harrison, TN. It was such a blessing to work with Rashelle again and pray that God gives us many more opportunities to serve Him together.

J. did an excellent job of coordinating and you would have never known it was their very first women's event! They were AWESOME!!!!

It was an extra special treat because my friend K. was there and hosted our table. It has been a long time since we had some visiting time and it was a treasure to sit at her table and visit! (It's one of those friendships you just feel relaxed and comfortable regardless of time/distance... thank you Lord for that!)

I was thrilled to have my mom there with me, she doesn't get to come with me very often so it was so special to have her there. I sure hope I didn't scare you, mom. :)

I have to tell you how God works, because this time last week, I was STILL putting the worship time together. Very unlike me to NOT have Plan A, B, C and D worked out a month ahead of time. But, God gave me the plan and I was at total peace with what was written on my agenda.

Then Friday morning came. I woke up with very little voice and sounded like a very sick old man all morning. I dropped the girls off at school and hit the road. I popped in my CD's, but just listened NO talking or singing for me. Just prayed that God would give me strength.

As I made my way up I-75 I had this gut feeling that God was going to re-arrange the time of worship. Can't really describe it, other than just a VERY strong feeling that it may not look like the original plan. Oh.Boy. However,

My voice? Was coming back and getting stronger. I still sounded a little frog like. :) But it was improving. God was answering that prayer.

Once we got to the church and the worship time started things did change a little. What I thought would happen did not.

BUT hang on, because:

I'm not sure I have ever been in a place where I felt Him settle in around me like that. His presence was so strong. I don't know if anyone else felt it the same way, and I don't have to know. Maybe it was just His way of reminding me that when we follow His lead, He shows us a little more of Himself. If that was what that entire trip was about then thank you Father.

Rashelle so beautifully shared the Word and part of her testimony. She was encouraging, challenging and most important, she radiates Jesus. I'm so thankful God allowed us to work together again. If you are ever in need of a speaker for your church women's events, I highly recommend her. :)

Okay...I do have some pictures, BUT. They are on my mom's camera and she's not real sure how to upload and e-mail them so I'll add them later. :) I want you to see these beautiful women!

I'm so thankful for sweet weekends like this and thankful for my husband and children who support me and encourage me to GO when God presents these opportunities.

2 comments:

Leah said...

Sounds like a blessed weekend. I know you did wonderfully and made the Lord so proud of you. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you are doing well.

Leah

Shelly said...

Go Jesus!