Ever since my first meeting with Chrissy and Beth, event organizers, I have prayed for God to provide the words, Scripture, and strength necessary to the touch hearts. I want to speak and share Heidi, my story, and my heart with the ladies in attendance while having Jesus being the focal point, not myself. I pray daily for my preparation and presentation. I pray daily for the women who will be in attendance to hear God’s message and Word, not mine. I’m thankful for this opportunity and to start this new addition to an already fabulous journey with Jesus.
It is time for true confessions – I am nervous. I have spoke at events for the National Center for Missing Children many times at various Ride for Missing Children. I have presented to educators on professional development days on an array of topics. I’m happy to say I have even been a guest lecturer at the college for a freshman English class a couple times. I have read my writing at the local bookstore and writing conferences a few times. I took public speaking in college and enjoy being on stage to perform BUT this is different.
Each of the above events allowed me to share myself and talents with the selected audience yet with a different purpose than my upcoming event on December 1st. A week from Thanksgiving I will share my heart, testimony, and inner most thoughts with other women. This isn’t an event to inspire riders or teach a new skill but instead to share Jesus and my testimony, story, and sister verbally with those in attendance.
This is the thought and answer to prayer that woke me up in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. To learn how God answered my prayer and worked while most of you were sleeping you will have to read tomorrow’s blog.
Until tomorrow – let us all pray for God’s glory and love to be evident to everyone.
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang:
“He is good;
his love endures forever.”
Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NIV)
Photo description: Chiz Rider ministered at our church this past October. He plays for the Glory of God. For more information about Chiz Rider: http://www.chizrider.org/