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I want you to put a "speaking" page on your blog.
Yes, friends, those were His exact words. And do you know that just the day before (of course, why would His timing be any less obvious) I randomly discovered the "edit pages" button on Blogger. And, being the curious type that I am, I clicked on it. I put my About Me stuff there and went along on my merry little way. Little did I know how He would use that accidental discovery. Perhaps I will be a bit LESS curious in the future.
Oh, and did you know that just that week I was reading in my One Year Bible about Moses and how He thought of one-thousand excuses why he was not the one for the job of delivering the Israelites from the land of Egypt. It's very interesting to me that when I have read this story in the past, I literally would say to Moses, God wouldn't call you to do something He's not going to empower you to do. Come on Moses, just do what He tells you and all will be fine.
Do you know what I said that Thursday morning? It was like re-reading the pages of Exodus.
Who am I to speak before these people? How do you know they will listen to me? What should I tell them? Do you know how scared of this I am? (If you go back to Exodus 2, you'll see very similar inquiries orated by Moses.)
On Thursdays I usually watch the next installment of the Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed Bible study that I am doing. So, I told God that I could really use some confirmation through the DVD that morning. Beth Moore was the speaker and I was just SURE that she was going to send some anti-confirmation my way. I literally imagined her talking about how one feels an inner peace when God calls one to do something.
I'm paraphrasing here, but at one point in her talk she said, Of the three of us (Shirer, Moore, and Aurthur), I'm probably the one that has thrown up the most times. It terrifies me to speak to a group this big. Then she goes on to say, Your calling will always be bigger than what you can do. That's because God wants people to know how big He is. I'm silent. I'm stunned. Tears are running down my face.
So, needless to say, I feel like the deal has been sealed, but I'm still scared. But, I've seen what God has done through Moses, countless other Biblical figures, and people like you. I have faith that He will give me what I need. Anyone have any examples they would like to offer up as encouragement?
This is getting entirely too long and you have other people to visit, so I'm ending this here. However, I do have a name for this journey: s(He) Listens. I'll explain more next week!
Happy visiting and encouraging!