My one word for 2014 is Adventure. In my last post I shared what Adventure means to me.
Today I want share an Adventure that God is taking me on.
When I heard, and soaked in the story of Abraham, I started asking God for my own Adventure.
I asked a little hesitantly at first, knowing that I’m not an adventurous girl. I was a little afraid. I know that many times when we ask God for something, He gives it in a way that causes us to depend on Him. Sometimes asking Him for an adventure is just asking for it, if you get my meaning.
I knew that I wanted what Abraham had. I wanted that friendship with God, that unafraid dependence that brings us places we wouldn’t dare to go on our own.
Then, one day, almost a year later, I got an email. “We were wondering if you would be interested in speaking at our retreat.” Now remember who they’re talking to : Miss introvert, Average Housewife, who has a hard time keeping the small talk going, let alone talking in front of a group of people.
When I read that email, I had an amazing reaction. Peace.
That peace could not come from anywhere else, but God. I know this, because my normal reaction would be, an anxious, quick no. I know I’m not a good speaker and I don’t feel ready. I’m a nobody. I’m the last person that I would suggest to speak to anybody. I usually feel like Moses did when God asked him to talk to Pharaoh.
Exodus 6:12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”
But God is good at working through the little nobodies. Abraham, David, Mary… the list is endless as is His power.
Through this God-given peace and trusting in His strength, I had no other answer, but yes.
So, here I am God, ready for you to use me.
The retreat is coming up soon and I have already seen God’s hand working. I look forward to seeing His plan worked out (though my knees are knocking just a little bit).
If you think of it, will you pray for me?
4 thoughts on “Adventure: When He Says Go, You Go”
Abba, I ask that you would bless Paula with peace that passes all understanding when she gets up to speak. Calm her pounding heart. Still her overactive sweat glands (I know…I’ve spoken before). Grant Your grace and mercy to her and to the audience, that Your encouragement, Your love, Your words would touch them all and that You would receive much, much glory, that everyone would boast in You alone. Because of what Jesus already accomplished on the cross, Amen.
Amen! Thank you so much, Michelle!!!
Paula I will be praying for you.
I am certain others will be blessed by your words and that He will give you all those words!
What a sweet opportunity! I’ll definitely pray for you! Btw, it was good seeing you at wedding.