Weeks of prayer and preparation and the end result…a message delivered. With Mom at my side, we arrived at the Mexico United Methodist Church early to set up. Mom knew quite a few people and it brought me such joy to see her visiting and laughing with the ladies. She looked beautiful and the smile on her face showed her joy. I had the opportunity to meet new friends and visit with friends not seen in awhile. It was a great evening.
I started to pray for God’s direction and lead for last night back in December after Kelly contacted me. In January the Lord gave me, “Tragedy to Triumph” as my title and the rest seemed to flow from there. On Monday, with the exception of typing my chicken scratched notes, I was ready. Then the “Body Found in Scriba” stirred the roller coaster families of the missing live on, especially when news like this is aired. The blocks of lift had the potential to weigh me down.
As I prayed this week, the prayers were scattered and jumpy – just like me. Prayers were lifted for those in attendance last night, for the family of the unidentified body, for God’s message through me to be heard, for the body to be Heidi, for the body not to be Heidi, for future speaking engagements, for a snow day so I could hide under the covers, and they went on and on.
BUT this is the most important part. Instead of running away from God I opened my heart, arms, and prayers to Him. He is big enough, strong enough, and loves me enough. I didn’t stop communicating with Him…He knew my needs and how to meet them. I honestly prayed, “Lord, I don’t know if I can speak this Friday without crying. Who wants to watch their speaker cry?” In His strength I spoke last night and in His strength I pray lives were touched. He is able.
Thank you to Chrissy and Beth for debuting me in December and to Kelly and Lisa for opening the “Women Within” for me last night. I’m blessed by each of you and the ladies I’ve met before and after I spoke. May God bless you in return.
To read more about last night’s presentation visit: http://lisabuske.weebly.com/3/post/2012/02/united-methodist-church-mexico-ny-february-17-2012.html
This is my “Forum” page if you want to tab over instead. I’ve designated one page on my site for attendees to have a place to leave feedback, revelations, reflections, and communicate with each other after the event. I encourage you to visit this page too.
As always I look forward to hearing your comments. Last night a few people said, “We were hoping you would have your book with you tonight.” Wow…it made me start to cry again, happy tears…God is so good!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323