Well ladies. This is gonna be rough. This post isn’t about telling you what I’ve learned and making it sound good and look pretty. Probably no fancy script. It will be only God who makes it cohesive. There are so many thoughts running through my head.
Before sitting down to write, I assessed my needs. What do I need right now? This is what I came up with:
- a quiet place to sit
- somewhere to enjoy nature
- somewhere to get away from the mess (and smells). yeah smells.
- something cold to drink
- something to eat
- God’s presence
- someone to pray for me and with me
I am so stirred up. My anxiety is sky high. And I have 30 minutes before I pick up two beautiful, active, messy, needy preschoolers.
And let me just say, there is nothing in my immediate circumstances that is causing me discomfort. I am rested, fed, kids are taken care of, and there is no immediate crisis.
And just hours ago I emailed the CFSAT team to let them know that I had no new post for this week. It wasn’t gonna happen.
I admitted to them that I haven’t been able to focus. I’ve not been able to keep up with dishes, laundry, or housework.
I feel alive and encouraged, yet I also feel discouragement and fear rising up.
As a team, we (Called for Such a Time) are busily preparing for what God has called us to do on October 3rd.
The more I search God’s Word and ask Him to direct my steps, the more I feel the opposition. I have pages and pages and pages of insight from the Lord as to what He wants me to say on October 3rd. The words have been flowing on paper so easily. God is equipping me for what He has called me to do. Because let me tell you, public speaking is not one of my favorite past times.
Friends, Satan is directly opposed to us speaking God’s truth.
AND CAN I JUST TELL YOU: AS I JUST TYPED THAT LAST SENTENCE, A TRUCK PULLED UP IN MY NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAY AND UNLOADED TWO LAWNMOWERS AND MY SERENE FRONT PORCH IS NOW A BATTLE GROUND.
It’s actually quite hilarious. Like I’m gonna stop typing because of the grinding noise in my ears.
Plan B: Move inside to nice comfy couch, far away from diaper pail.
Carrots and cold drink in tow.
So…where was I?
Ah yes: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
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So friends, we know that God is directing our steps. We anticipated Satan’s attacks and attempts to render us less effective. We have seen families and marriages be thrown off. We’ve been praying against all of that.
And today, I feel God telling us that Satan has NO power over us. God will be glorified. And I ask you to please join in praying for us, fortifying us, in the power of His name.
Will you please pray for us?
- Will you ask the Lord to speak to our hearts as we prepare our talks?
- Will you ask the Lord to help us find time and focus to prepare?
- Will you pray against discouragement and fear?
- Will you pray for unity and peace in our homes?
- Will you pray for physical health for our team and our families?
- Will you ask for unity among our team and the event staff?
- Will you pray for clear delivery of the gospel and that the Holy Spirit will move in the hearts of each and every woman attending, including our team?
For each of you praying for us, we are grateful. Know that God will answer all of our prayers according to His will. We give Him all of the glory.
In His Grace,