Thursday, August 27, 2009

Word to Life

If I never do anything else, I pray with all my heart that I can bring God's Word to life. For myself, for my family, for my friends, and for anyone else that I have the opportunity to share with. Yes, that would be it. My one desire: to bring God's Word to life.


That's what I ask myself. And there are so many correct answers.

I've led Bible studies. In these studies it was my main objective to bring God's Word to life so that those in the study could feel and apply God's Word in their everyday life.

I've been a speaker at retreats and conferences. No matter what the message or topic, my main goal was to bring God's Word to life so that the women in attendance would go home thirsting for the Word of God with the desire to apply it to their lives everyday.

I answer the phone at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Many times it is people asking for prayer. I often don't have the answers they are looking for, but I always point them back to the Word of God. I may not have advice or answers, but I do have Scripture that never fails. And when I share it, it sticks. It gives hope. It promises to never fail. When I have nothing to offer, the Word of God gives life.

My kids are searching for their way in life. I don't have much to offer them, but I do have God's Word. And unfortunately they may roll their eyes at me. But I know that His Word will not return void. And so, I keep offering it. One day they will thank me. I'm blessed. Today one of them thanked me :)

My husband....he's a great husband. But he still doesn't meet my every need. Because God's Word has taught me how to love, whether Jeff meets my needs or not, I know how to give him love. Not because I posess it, but because God within me does. I read His Word. His Word manifests within me. And I am able to love whether I feel like it or not. And just for the record, today I felt like it. I am so in love with my husband!

Today I am struggling to discern the best way to bring God's Word to life. There is so much I want to do. But there is also so much that I have to do. Ministry is important to me, but that can be done in many different ways. I am asking God to define that for me. And I am torn. I want to be in the smack dab center of God's will. And His will alone.

How do you bring God's Word to life? What does that mean to you?



Thursday, August 13, 2009

Study the Bible

Is there a book you are interested in studying? A book of the Bible? A book that leads you to the Bible? Like a topical book? On marriage? A closer walk with God? Watching what you say? Your thoughts? Being the woman God created you to be? Lies? Truth?

Please share if you have thoughts on this.

thanks :)


Monday, August 10, 2009

Give me your thoughts on this quote:

"Yet often God yearns for us to ask His help; instead, we also look for the aid of human agents."

Is this true for you?

Please Share,


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Comment on this quote:

"Although we suffer the consequences of our actions, God will remain faithful."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hodge Podge and Mish Mash

Over the next month you will hopefully see some positive changes in my blog(s). I'm not going to go into any details, but I will say I'm really excited about it. So, if you visit here ever at all, just hang with me. I'm in the process of gaining some normalcy to my life and implementing some ideas I've had in my head for a long time. I just didn't have the means to move forward. Now I do.

As many of you have read on other blogs, She Speaks was amazing. I don't think I could say it any better than that. Today, the P31 office had a "She Speaks Debriefing Meeting" where we reviewed 3 categories of She Speaks. 1. Pre She Speaks 2. During She Speaks 3. Post She Speaks We discussed what worked and what we need to improve on for next year. This year's conference was pretty close to excellent. Let me just say that next year's will be even better.

My Mom is still home and continues to recover. Thank you for your prayers.

Jeff, the kids, and I will be leaving Saturday for Florida. We have a Disney vacation planned. This could not come at a better time for me. This summer has been hard on our family. This getaway to a literal "fantasy" land is a welcome retreat. I have missed Jeff and the kids so much. I have spent more than half of this summer away from them because I was caring for my mother and then I had She Speaks. Blake turns 16 while we will be at Disney. For his birthday, he and I are taking the behind the scenes tour of the Magic Kingdom. I think I'm more excited about this than he is! I will not be blogging while I'm away, but I will post a question to ponder each day I'm gone. I'll also be tweeting and facebooking live from WDW.

Yesterday I received a prayer request at the office from a pastor's wife whose husband is addicted to pornography. He stopped for a while, but she recently found out he was "not looking at porn" but looking at women in their bras and panties, bathing suits, etc. Anyway, they weren't his wife. She feels defeated and useless to him. And she is hurting. This is just one request. We get so many similar to this. It breaks my heart. We have a fabulous prayer team, but could always use more. If you are interested in being on the P31 prayer team, let me know. It's a big commitment, but if you have a heart for prayer and are looking for ways to get involved in Proverbs 31 Ministries, we could definitely use you. Get in touch with me if you are interested.

I realize this post was a hodge podge and mish mash of stuff, but that's how I am these days. Hodge podge and mish mash....LOL.

Love to you and yours,