Two are better than one,
With this definition in mind, I realized I have a testimony and if the Holy Spirit placed my sharing on the hearts of these women and this church, then the least I could do was accept the invitation. Even after our meeting, I didn't have confidence yet in my heart but at the same time, I felt God's peace about the opportunity. I spent weeks in preparation, looking up verses I'd read many times before and seeking out new ones. I prayed and sought God's words to share with the women to attend. I prayed for strength to share and open hearts to receive.
One prayer I have each time I speak is for people to leave talking about Jesus and all that God did and continues to do in my life. This is my journey yet it's God's mission working through me.
We need God yet we also need others. I demonstrated this by having a few volunteers braid three different colors of flagging tape together. Two were of the same thickness and the other, white and an even thicker quality. The two colors represented us and the people in our lives with the white representing God. Do you remember the Bible verse I started with earlier in the blog, "A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." After my guest braiders finished, I asked them to pull as I shared about the trials life might bring us. It took them a bit but eventually the braid broke.