Friday, June 01, 2007

350 - Believing God - HE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Lord Oh Lord Oh Lord - YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just so tickled pink i can hardly stand it. It was one of those things that I was so excited to tell Clay all about it that I fell straight to sleep. I had really worked myself over. Oh Lord Jesus - Praise You. You showed up and it was beautiful. We had 8 in our group and we were missing 3 for sures. They all participated - we even stood up in my little room, raised our hands, and said the 5 statements of Faith!!! It was beautiful. I think just that night we had 4 churches represented. When the other 3 ladies come it will be 6 churches. As Dori reminded me - they are going to just flip on lesson video 5!!!!!! Lord, right before my very own believing eyes - You are doing it - you are bringing together a town to start revival!!! Oh Lord, You are amazing!

One of my new blogging friends, Karen at Karens Korner - just google it and it will get you there - very neat gal, very techie gal (that is compliment), and lover of Jesus! - is helping me do some kind of linky thing so that each Friday we can talk about our homework or the video from the night before.... I am not sure how it will all work, but I hope we can figure it out! But the linky thing is so that we can all see what others are thinking and doing and BELIEVING in Bloggityvile - i think that is what she called it. Keep checking back to see if we can do it and get it going!

Anyway - just a few more things.......... everyone got there and I kind of went over some things. Then we went straight into the video. I was kind of nervous because my own little girls were not acting too well. Not staying in their rooms, etc. And I was concerned if they would like Beth. You know there are some that can not stand her enthusiasm and just don't believe her - whatever!!!!!!!!!!! But I just didn't know about these ladies. They were basically unfamiliar with her. After the video we did our bracelets and took prayer requests. This was a special time. The ladies shared how God had already been dealing with them on things mentioned in the video!!!!!! Now how cool is that - that is what I love about the Lord. When He actually allows you to see Him working - the beginning all the way to the end!!! Oh Love it and Him! Then in normal Leigh Bible study tradition, we assumed the position. We all laid down on our faces before Him and cried out. Intense and Holy - that is how I would describe it!! Love it!!!

Already Lord, there is so much I understand better now that it is my second time through this. My Promised Land......................... a place that I am fulfilling my calling, where my theology meets my reality, where blessings abound that I will not excuse or be embarrassed of, where i just sit and bask in His love, where I will see great harvest, where conquests exists, and great victory is won!!! Oh I wanna shout!!! I get it , I get it!!! But here is the thing. I am at a point in my life that my Promised Land is right in front of me. I am standing on the edge and so pumped!!! I can see the milk and honey and wonderful fruits. And guess what - it has nothing to do with speaking - well not really. My Promised Land or this idea is everything that has happened the last 6months (our move to Illinois) and all that He has going on right now. Ministry at church, ministry throughout the town, my kids picking others to bless, Bible study, etc.......... I am fulfilling my calling as much as i can discern. My theology of putting feet to your faith - living it out instead of just talking - happened. We took the step of faith and obedience and did what He asked . He is blessing my socks off daily and I will not be embarrassed of that. I often want to hide my blessings because I think there are others that need it more or deserve it more..................... I feel Christ's love all around. The harvest is beginning to come in. Conquests are daily - I just have to listen! Victory is imminent! Oh Lord - this is just too much!!! I am not sure how much more of YOUR glory revealed I can handle. Oh I just might have to stand and type... if i weren't 6 foot. I BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok girls or whomever may be reading this - you may be with me entering into the Promised Land or you may be standing on the water's edge or you may be wandering around saying "what in the world is she talking about. I am not getting this". Never fear. Read on!!

Eph. 1:19-20 "and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,"

Did you read that verse - read it again!! The power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that you and I possess if we believe. Now i am just making an assumption here - but because the writer made the point to distinguish power that raised Him, I am thinking it is different from just normal power of possibly healing or miracles. Now can you believe that? He gave us the power not only to do some really great things, but He has given to those that believe the power that is equal to raising Christ from the dead. DO you get it???? It ain't just super hero power - this is power that went and brought one back from the pit of hell!!!! Conquered death!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that is worth shouting about. Girls - we have got to believe. You are missing out if you don't believe!!

OK - so that is about all I really can handle today. He is so worthy - worship Him. Just raise your hands right now and just say I love you!! I do, I love you Lord!!!

Today is blessing day - who are they going to choose to bless???? I will let you know later!!

Thank you girls for all your prayers!!! Keep going!!!


Nise' said...

Leigh, if you get the linky thing going I am going to Believeing GOd again along with ya! Praise the Lord!

Susanne said...

AMEN SISTA!!! We have that SAME power at our disposal EXACT SAME power that RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD!! That makes me want to shout!! I think I will.. WHOOOOOOOO!!!!;-)
I would love to do Believing God along with y'all! (Don't you just love Karen???) Let me know when and where, and I AM THERE!! (Well... after I am back from vacation.) Have a great week!

Nicki said...

Leigh!! That's SOOOO awesome! I'm so excited that God showed up in a big way in your living room!!! =) Oh I wish I could've been there!!! I was praying for you all afternoon yesterday, you were very heavy on my heart..I guess I see why, God was preparing you!!

Leah in Iowa said...

OK Leigh - you have just gone from being TRANSPARENT about your life and your faith (something I SO admire in Christians - and struggle with the ones who "appear" to have it all together) to CONTAGIOUS in my book. How could anyone around you who didn't know Christ NOT want to know Him because of you? You truly bring glory to Him everytime you post. You are truly a contagious Christian! Blessings to you today!

Kristi said...

Praise God! I am so glad your Bible Study went well. I have been through that study and loved it. May you continue to let God use you!

Sharon said...

Don't ya just have to love it when women "get" Beth?
I don't think I have ever finished one of her Bible studies with someone who did not end up loving her.
It is the Spirit in her.
Love the idea of everyone getting down on their faces--trying to picture my girls doing that.
You keep going----I pray that as ya'll continue to seek His face --that ya'll will know He is in your midst because He blows your minds.

CrownLaidDown said...

Yippee! You Go GOD!!! I praise You Father for bending down to feed these ladies...continue to work, Lord. We look to You and our hearts melt with love for You!

CrownLaidDown said...

Oh you mean I could do it online with you guys??? How? I do still have it bought online and can watch it and go through it. Tell me how...I'd love to participate.

Dori said...

Okeedokee -- from 200 miles away -- I'm IN!!! I have my book ready. I have the DVD's. I have a computer. I KNEW God would make a way -- so here we go.....

NOW, SISTA, look at how He is enlarging your territory just because you are being faithful and obedient!!! :)

I assume I should do Week 1, right?

I AM IN! :)

Love ya,

P.S. Thursday nights I'll be "face down," too.

jennyhope said...

I was praying about my promised land tonight as I was walking outside in good ol Alabama. It is so hard to feel like as Beth says that your life matters "a hill of beans" when you know God has spoken a word over you...for His name and His renown...and then He calls you to actively wait. That is where I am right now. He is growing me and I am waiting but I have to keep believing and walking by Faith!
Keep on my precious sister...keep on!! The Lord is shedding the love in Illinois and the blogisphere thru you!
love jenny williams

jennyhope said...

ps I linked to your blog I hope that is okay! :)

Valarie said...

Oh girl look at God starting that Nehemiah mission!!! Now we know why the delays in Charlotte! PRAISE HIS NAME!! Not just a neighborhood study but a COUNTRYWIDE study!! OH GIRL!!

You know the enemy isn't happy, so as you're gazing into your Promised Land and start to see those 'giants' don't you dare get scared! WE'VE GOT THE VICTORY GIRL! I love you and I'm praying for you every day!!