Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ask And You Shall Recieve!
If you have known me for awhile you know that I used to be a speaker. I say used to because well, my life fell apart, my faith was shaken, I went through a very deep depression (I am becoming emotionally winded just typing this), we moved to the middle of nowhere, where I knew no one and to say the least, I quit all that. Full stop. At one time however, it was the joy spring of my heart. It lit me up like a Christmas tree in the community park. There is not a doubt in my mind that it is what I was made to do. I will spare you most of the details (although they are amazing and I will happily spill for anyone who wants the detailed version) and get to the goods. God answered my prayer. He not only answered it... I think He was yelling back. I have been called back into speaking with a bit of writing on the side. I know that down the road I want... no, will be writing a book based on some of the topics that I used to speak on. In the near future I am hoping to be able to return to the "circuit" as we speakers like to call it.
Had this been the end, it would have been great but there is so much more! That thing that was missing in my spirit... it has returned! That passion that used to wake me up in the middle of the night to write it all down before I forgot (instead of bad dreams) has awakened again! The hope, the joy, all of it has come bubbling up like a long forgotten spring in a dry land! I know it won't be easy and every day will come with the same challenges, dishes, laundry, bills and cries of "what's for dinner?" but the seeds of faith have been planted and if they are watered by my tears of sorrow or joy matters not, for they will be watered! Thank you Lord for not giving up on me! I cannot believe you still bother to listen let alone to answer and give so freely!
P.S. I give this post a cheese factor of around 85% but it just cannot be helped! Sometimes one must give in and just serve it up on a platter with crackers and of course wine (you had to know that was coming)!
So... anybody need a speaker for a women's group, high school girls or the girl half of a college group? Bring it :)