Monday, May 16, 2011

One Thousand Gifts - 5/16

He heard my cry and He came to my rescue.

And yet not for MY sake, but for His own glory.

I (as usual, but more so) was in desperate need if Him to show up this past week.

An opportunity had presented itself for me to be a part of something big, and I was humbled and honored to be asked to participate, but I was tripped up over the fact that I really didn't know what on earth I would have to offer.

So I did what I do and I laid bare my soul before Him and prayed that He would be made strong in my weakness and I claimed James 1:5 and asked for wisdom.

And then I woke up in the wee hours and drove to Nashville for this meeting filled with hope and anticipation.

And you know what?

He showed up.

{insert "of course He did" here}

My presence at this gathering could have been a big waste of time and money for the people who asked me to come.

But.

But He gave me wisdom and creativity and something to offer and I became invisible and He became greater and it was ALL His doing.

And my joy and gratefulness was {is} palpable.

*When the time is right I will share more about this meeting. Until then, please pray for continued wisdom for those of us that are part of it and that above all our Lord will be magnified.*




86. inspiration
87. answered prayers - when God shows up
88. being part of something bigger than me
89. good music on long drives
90. mountains
91. thrift-store finds
92. the scent of a little boy sweaty from a long day of play
93. hard, trying things that make me run to Him
94. that this place is NOT my home
95. *********** loving on the orphan heart (will share more later)
96. DIY mani-pedis
97. when Silas grabs my head and pulls me in for a kiss
98. dancing in the kitchen with My Love
99. imagination and creativity
100. when I wear a long dress and Silas runs up and hides underneath it - thankfully this hasn't happened in public ;)
101. tin-foil potatoes on the grill
102. that He is a father to the fatherless

3 comments:

  1. HE showed up. I love that! HE sure does! Inspiration is such a gift. Dancing in the kitchen is so sweet. Love your list today! :)

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  2. Steph, I heart it when God "shows up". His strength shown in our weakness – today it's gray and dreary outside – and too much stuff has gone wrong. But I know one thing amid all the gray and all the dreary – God. Will. Show. Up.

    He always does. No?

    And your story – that just helped to remind me. Thank you. And from your list – my favorite – the one that made me smile the most – number 98 - because it really is love – to be dancing with your love in the kitchen. I hope you don't mind, but I just finished saying a little prayer, nothing much, just a little prayer for your marriage - for many, many, many more dances. I hearted all of this – thank you – and God bless and keep you and all of yours this day.

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  3. Steph, I heart it when God "shows up". His strength shown in our weakness – today it's gray and dreary outside – and too much stuff has gone wrong. But I know one thing amid all the gray and all the dreary – God. Will. Show. Up.

    He always does. No? And your story – that just helped to remind me. Thank you. And from your list – my favorite – the one that made me smile the most – number 98 - because it really is love – to be dancing with your love in the kitchen. I hope you don't mind, but I just finished saying that a little prayer, nothing much, just a little prayer for your marriage – and many, many, many more dances. I hearted all of this – thank you – and God bless and keep you and all of yours this day.

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