Thursday afternoon passed ever-so quickly and it was time to get dressed, load the car, and drive to the church. With a kiss to my hubby and one to my daughter I said a little prayer for “Jesus to Take the Wheel” because my mind was flighty and thinking of my message. Once at the church I set up my table, learned how to use the wireless mic and clicker, and then mingled with the others setting up. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful; it would be a great night.
The ice breaker was fun and while I joined the other “Krackle” candy bars in one corner I spied one of Heidi’s best friends coming through the back door. First a smile and then a few tears, it was lovely to see her. I’m blessed to call her friend and sister! From chocolate to worship – this evening was only getting better. As the first song started my nerves fluttered a little but as soon as the worship started, the nerves ceased and I could feel the prayers of my friends and family as my heart calmed and enjoyed being in His presence in anticipation of the message I would share.
The presentation flowed smoother than I could have practiced, planned or hoped. Thank you Jesus. Throughout my binder I placed various Scripture verses to help me through the more challenging sections. I shared a couple things I had never thought or planned to share, but know it was God’s orchestrating and someone in the audience must have needed to hear it.
My mother hugged me before I could reach my seat and handed me two dozen orange roses. And the tears began. Happy tears. My mom was in the audience. I prayed my words would touch hearts and people would see Jesus, not me standing on the altar. I believe this is one more answered prayer.
Yesterday I spent the day at The First Presbyterian Church in Mexico as part of Christmas in Mexico. I met and reconnected with so many wonderful people. A few churches have expressed interest in having me come to their church to speak in the near future. A couple other opportunities were discussed too. I’m so blessed. God is amazing and I’m thankful for being obedient, I tend to be stubborn, lol.
Both Thursday night and yesterday I was asked, “When is your book coming out?” My response, a few publishers have requested it and it is in their hands and God’s. God is control and I pray for the publisher He has for my book. I’ve invited those asking to join me in this prayer ~ God’s timing is not like ours so I wait. I’ve waited, and still wait to know where my one and only sister is so I figure God will give me the strength to wait for the publisher He has chosen.
An exciting answer to prayer through the responses I’ve heard so far. If you were unable to attend or would like to hear the message again, click on the photo above. You can also comment here or on the Feedback Forum. The Feedback Forum is your page to share with each other. You never know when your thoughts or comments might encourage someone else.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me.
Micah 7:7 NIV