And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
Although my calendar shows no earth-shattering schedule, this past week just flew by. Yesterday my dad arrived for a week’s visit – the same day I spoke to our Women’s Bible Study. Neither of those events should have flustered me but when thrown together, I felt hurried all week. That unsettled feeling left me vulnerable to some doubts and fears whispered by the enemy. “You are not ready, ” I knew in my heart that I was prepared to give the message that God had given to me. Yet, Satan wanted to keep me off balance and temporarily succeeded when I got the phone call that the twenty ladies I expected to be there were probably going to be more like forty. Abruptly, my hands grew cold and sweaty, my heart skipped a beat, and I started to rethink my talk. It suddenly became all about me. But, after a quick SOS call to a friend for extra prayers and taking some time to bow my will to the will of my Father’s, I felt His peace fill my heart and mind. I am happy to report a demolished enemy as 46 excited ladies arrived to study God’s Word and hear His message. Today, I rejoiced when I heard that one of those ladies had taken the truth and put it into practice in a difficult situation with a friend. That is what it is all about…thank you, Lord.