Wow! I miss my blog! I'm not sure how this has happened--having absolutely NO time to post anything! How do you all do it?! I will not promise anything right now. Just know that I miss my blog community.
That being said, things have been happening here at mach speed! Wow! An incredible summer full of adventure, memory making and FUN, 3 weeks into a new school year,another new soccer team, Abby increasing her time at gymnastics, Micah starting kindergarten...WOW!
This past weekend, and what is foremost on my mind this week, was a break from the craziness...a time to refresh my soul and renew my spirit. I hosted the Beth Moore simulcast from Living Proof Ministries and had a group of 17 women for the day at the event. It was so awesome! We shared worship, truth, tears, and great food! Two of the things that stand out most in my mind this week as I reflect on the days' teachings are 1) Being filled to over-flowing with the Spirit of God and 2) Becoming unrecognizable as you lose your life and let Christ take over more and more. Beth focused on 1 Kings 4 and the contrast between the two women. We were reminded that we all have jars...and they can be filled...the Lord wants to fill them to overflowing. Don't stand and wait, don't stand and watch others live a full life of faith. Step out and participate in the fullness of life God has for you! I have been feeling so...spiritually dull lately...this was a call to renewed faith and the kick in the pants I needed!
2 Corinthians 4
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
For number 2, I was thinking big, as I usually do. Become unrecognizable--living in faith, being bold with faith, trusting in the Lord. What is it that I need to step out and do for God? Serve the needy in my own community more--that is always on my heart, organize more women's ministry events for my church--another pull on my heart... Then I began thinking about my own family, my own home. I need to become unrecognizable to my own family. I need a renewal of faith in my own home! I need to love and serve my children and husband more. I struggle with having joy, being filled with joy, being nice, respecting my children as I want them to respect me and others.
4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I am very thankful for this great time of encouragement that I was able to have.