Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hearing from Him

WOW! What an exciting week!

I went to a session on Listening to God, put on by Donna Jordan of YWAM this week, and what an impact that has made. She taught us how to quiet our spirit, ask for forgiveness (make our relationship right with Jesus) and resist the enemy (satan) and then listen to God as he speaks. It was a very exhausting day, but so refreshing!

I approached God with questions about the Women's Retreat (I am the WOW ministry lead for retreat) (Retreat is on March 19-21, 2010). I needed to know the direction that we should go for a speaker. So, I prepared my heart to hear from God. I asked Him who the retreat speaker should be this year. His response was "Beth Moore". This totally floored me, since I am aware that she doesn't do retreats, and even if she did she would be way more expensive than our budget would I asked Him, then what are we to study.....His response??? The Loving Well DVD series.

With doubts in my mind, I asked the WOW Ministry Leader for a confirmation in her spirit as well, and asked her to pray and ask God for her to reveal the speaker to her as well.

The answer we received following her prayer time was astounding! This is what she sensed God telling her:

"My purpose for the women of CrossRoads is that they will grow deeper in their knowledge of Me and My ways. I have placed on April’s heart the speaker who will steep the women in My love. Tell April to trust that she has heard My voice and she is to walk ahead in faith.."

So here we go....relieved that the decision has been made! And so very excited to see what God has in store for that weekend!! Are you going to be there?

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Work in Progress

I am a work in progress. I have not "arrived" and sometimes I am not sure I am even on the bus to the worksite!!

I have been a Christian since I was a young girl. My walk with Jesus has had many peaks and valleys. There was a time, when I was ready to forget Christianity and walk away. But God would not let me go. Right now, I am trying to discipline my life to focus intentionally on spending time in God's presence and reading His love-letter to me. I am seeing His hand on my life, and I am trying to just trust and obey Him.

One area He asked me to work on was loving my husband. It has not always been easy, as we both have such opposite minds. But it is coming. Soon we will be empty nesters for good, and we will be spending more concentrated time together. Following God has its rewards, as I have seen in my marriage...25 years since we said, "I do", and we are still working on pleasing God with how we treat each other.

Girlfriend, if I could offer one piece of advice, it would be this..

Don't give up on God...He is always willing to meet you where you are and to help you in this journey of life! Just ask Him.