Friday, August 26, 2011
I experienced “divine inspiration”. It went like this.
God spoke to me saying ‘I want you to host an event’
me: what kind of event?
God: an event for women.
me: and what should I call this event?
God: Spring Break for the Christian Woman’s Soul!
me: what are we to do at this event?
God: invite your friends, nourish their bodies and souls.
me: (recipes running through my mind) what do I feed them?
God: keep it simple!
me: do you know me God, I don’t do simple?
God: you will for this day – then talk – speak from your heart.
me: I will do this for you Lord – anything else?
God: do it again!
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It’s time – let’s do it again! I’m thrilled to announce my ‘little’ event has grown. Don’t get me wrong, I’m being obedient to the simple part, and the good Lord knows how hard that is for me. The platform has changed.
In May I stood before a group of women and spoke. I’ll be very sincere – I truly believed I delivered a powerful message, but I wasn’t thrilled with my delivery itself. I didn’t convey the talk in a way I knew I was capable.
My excitement for the ‘event’ and the anger I felt within my soul clashed. It was a huge collision. Then, I got mad at God and asked why He set me up for self defeat. He helped me write every word that I spoke, then set me up for displeasure in myself. Or did He? Was this one of those tests?
I know I still have a lot of growing to do in my faith. This is evident by my anger. I do, however, have a better understanding after much prayer and contemplation over the past couple of months. In the beginning of the 13th chapter of Psalms David questioned God. He thought God turned His face from him and failed to protect him. Hello, God it’s me, Karen.
I learned through my prayer and contemplation that it was my attitude that needed an adjustment, not God. He didn’t change, I did. I’ve listened more intently to Him and began to speak to my audiences in the way He intended in the first place. What a revelation for me to witness. I’ve spoken to groups several times since May and have walked away with a tremendous feeling of accomplishment.
Last fall He put Ephesians 6:19 before my eyes. It says pray also for me that God will give me a message when I am ready to speak so that I may speak boldly and make known the gospels secret.
On October 2nd I’m hosting the 2nd CWS event in the form of a conference called Harvesting Faith for the Christian Woman’s Soul. I know this conference has been blessed by Him since there are now 3 awesome women (myself included) that are sharing their personal stories of hope, joy and God’s love. There's more,the icing on the cake is we have a blessed and talented worship leader.
I’m not sure how I’m going to contain my enthusiasm over the next month while waiting for this blessed opportunity to share our ministries, but I’m sure He has something in mind for me to keep my mind occupied.
In the meantime, my mind is already churning in amazement wondering what the Christian Woman’s Soul event will offer in 2012.
Space is limited so if you’re in the Mo-Kan area and would like to attend, please contact me ASAP. Think about bringing your woman’s ministry leader with you and give her the gift of an event that she didn't plan.