Week 2 of What Happens When Women Say Yes To God and my SayWhat Moment!
First, you have to go read today's post and watch the video........it truly is a must see. Radical Obedience!
Ok, now that you have seen the video.......don't you have a whole new outlook on doing laundry??
I will never look at folding laundry the same again! And oh how I thank God for that! I truly do not like folding laundry.....so much so I have a few loads laid out on the guest bed and have been getting ready for work there! (Yikes! Confession!) How awesome of a reminder it is that we don’t always have to be on our knees in a room to pray but can be praying all day while we are doing daily tasks.
My #SayWhat moment.........was when she quoted from Chapter 3, page 45.
“We need not fear what our obedience will cause to happen in our life. We should only fear what our dis-obedience will cause us to miss.”
Wow!!!! I don’t want to miss out on anything the Lord has for me. Not the trials that refine me. Not the joy of those refining moments. Not the times I witness Him in action through me. Not the times that He just blows me away and amazes me. Not the times that He fills my heart with His love so that it can be extended to others through me. I don’t want to miss any of it! I need to live every day with that attitude. With gratitude for the laundry and in prayer during the times I am busy and with total anticipation and an open heart. #palmsup Always ready in obedience as a vessel of Christ!
He has been speaking to my heart this passed week! And I am listening! I was prayerfully considering a two year commitment to Biblical studies being offered in the fall at my church. I was really deep in prayer over it. I spoke to my husband about it and I didn't get much feedback on it. (First sign.) Sunday service, the guest speaker said something really profound that spoke right to me.......actually left me pretty speechless and deep in prayer for a couple hours after. (Second sign.) Sorry for not expanding on it but I am actually still quite speechless. Then Monday morning, I woke up and began my day and wasn't even thinking about it, I was concentrating on the tasks of the day and I heard God tell me in my heart, 'not now. now is not the time.' #SayWhat ?? I know this was the confirmation of the No for the Biblical studies and I know that I God wants me in the Women's Bible study in the fall. I am so at peace with it, even though I was really excited about it. But I know that God has a plan for me. I have been experiencing a very strong desire to draw closer to Him and to be in His Word. I know that His plan for me is better than my plans for me. So I may be saying #SayWhat, but more so I am saying YES TO GOD!!!
Honestly, I am bursting at the seams with joy! By saying Yes to God, I am definitely, slowly but surely, able to hear Him speak to me!! I am hearing Him loud and clear and I know that He is answering my prayers! No matter what the answer is! Thank You Lord for speaking to me!!
"The point here is that there may come a time at some point in your life when you will need to decide between your will and His." ~Lysa Terkeurst
I choose His will!