Monday, February 23, 2009

14 years and counting...

Thats right...14 years ago last November I bowed my head in the back room of the church auditorium and asked Jesus to come into my heart. If there was ever a time in my life that impacted me the most...that was the day. I could tell you how it all led up to that day....but thats for another time...a time I am inspired to write my story...the whole story....
Today, I want to write, I feel inspired to write, but the words just aren't there. My thoughts are fuzzy my heart is confused but what I do know is God is so good to me. The last couple of weeks I have been excited about doing Ladies devotions with the dorm girls. At first I couldn't believe the thought of ME doing devotions with girls was even coming out of my mouth but the more I thought about each girl and the more I thought about my days of being a dorm student 10 years ago (I can't even believe its been 10 YEARS!!!) the more I had a burden for it.
The first week, we played the game "2 truths and a lie" where you write down three things about yourself two being true and one being a lie. Then we had to figure out which was the lie. It was fun and interesting :) Mrs. Lisa Carr (the Dean of Women) gave the devotion on loving one another and the girls were given an assignment at the end of the devotion to decorate a door for the person they picked from the bowl. It was to encourage and remind them of each others love. It went over well and the girls seemed excited about it.
The next week we played a game that was to put them in a trusting and take them out of their comfort zone. Lets just say, it was to stinkin funny but they were all great sports! I spoke about so many things...Judgement, sin, encouragement, love, testing times....the list goes on. I shared a little of my testimony and I pray that the girls see that what they do in the next 4 to 6 years will determined where they will be in the ministry for the Lord.
I have been over encouraged about the meetings and it has inspired me to search the scriptures more. I have come to realize the times I am in the flesh, the times I need to stop and listen and the times that I know God is speaking with me. It's not the same each time, but its one of the most amazing feelings! I am thankful for where I am today. I have a husband who wants to serve the Lord with all his heart, a Church that preaches doctrine and takes a stand, a Pastor and co-Pastor who are some of our greatest friends, and a group of friends, though some may be far away, they are always close in heart and spirit!
14 years and counting...for many more...fun, exciting, and wonderful times of serving the LORD!

A verse to remember at all times.... James 1:19 "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:"

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