Sunday, April 25, 2010
What a time we had this weekend - 300,000 women participating in the Beth Moore Simulcast. Our church was one of the venues and was filled with
spectacular women from different churches and different towns. Women who came together to learn from, and worship - JESUS! Wow.
One thing that will stick with me was the lack of grouchiness. The spirit in the room was joyful and sweet and filled my heart with hope. The enemy loves us to be critical or arrogant or offended. Something powerful happens when we choose to love and serve and forgive.
I am praying that what we learned will put down roots and grow strong - and that we will grow strong together.
A huge THANK YOU to all who volunteered to help. And, thank you to all who came - I'm so glad you did!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
On our vacation we went to see a well known ocean blow-hole. It was in all the info books. Tour buses were stopped to see it. People were set up to sell all kinds of junk to help you remember that you came to see the famous blow-hole.
Along the path where many, many people were walking was a mama hen....covering her baby chicks....protecting them from the approaching storm. People were hurrying to get to their cars or buses before rain hit. And there, in the middle of the storm - in the middle of people racing to see something they hoped would be really impressive - was this hen covering her chicks.
I'm afraid in our desire to see or experience something 'really impressive' spiritually, we can miss His covering, His peace, His provision. I'm afraid that we sometimes miss His covering because we're too busy chirping at Him about the storm! Stop for just a moment right now and experience His covering - His wings that want to bring you close to Him.
Ps. 91:4 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.