Tuesday, August 07, 2007

404 - the Collaboration

Lord Jesus - yeah, praise be to You, I am up and with you at my normal time!! Yeah - you did it this morning, thank you! We are going to sweat it out with all the animals today at the St. Louis zoo. It is going to be a scorcher!! Please protect us - keep us safe and keep us together. I am hoping there will not be that many there. Of course my church group, but other than that. Lord, I pray that You allow us to see the glory of You revealed in Your creation. I want to see those hidden animals that You so creatively created. I want to hear a hippo shout out praises to You at the top of his lungs. I want to see that snake - yuck - slither by the glass case. Oh Lord, I am praying to see You in a real and different way today! Thank you - in advance!

Well, I have been holding back telling all the latest happenings going on with Speaking Thru Me because i am not even sure myself. In a nutshell, when I was with Proverbs 31 Ministries the thing i loved the most was the team aspect. It was tough at times with so many ladies that speak and many times speak their minds, but it was wonderful being able to go through everything together. Since the Lord lead me to leave and go out on my own in 2005 it has been lonely and hard. I like being able to talk things over with others, to cast visions for the upcoming year, to plan for the future, and to dream - BIG! I have told the Lord this all along. Well, in March of this year I went down to Nashville and did a retreat for my friend Ginger Moore. She and I went to college together, but did not "know" each other like i would have like to now that i "know" her. I missed out... But we connected. Our hearts were one as far as ministry goes and we had a passion that anyone could have seen from miles around. I am sure there were fire underneath our tires that day we drove to the retreat center dreaming about all that lies ahead.

At that time i had not said anything to her about coming on board with me. But as the months progressed the Lord over and over brought her to mind. She is a hard worker, an energetic crazy woman for the Lord, and such a heart for ministry! She is a blast, but a dreamer as well. I love that. So i spoke with her about 3 weeks ago asking if she would consider joining me in ministry, but i had no idea what that looked like or what I had to offer. I still don't. BUT GOD - don't you just love that - He has got something up His sleeve and I am beginning to see it unfold every day!! Oh how i can not wait to see. So as i have said over and over again, but didn't understand my heart stalling for whatever reason I am going to apply for non-profit status. That is first on the list of things to do, but now we will be a team. We will still be Speaking Thru Me Ministries, but there is more than one Me. We hope to be more than a speaking agency - no, not that at all - but ministry. We just don't know what it is to look like. I know a tad, tiny tad about ministry and speaking. I want to take all the ladies I can with me, strengthening the body of Christ and lifting up the name of Jesus. For whatever reason ladies are hungry for the Word and He is using them like no other time before. I do not want to be a lonely, self-absorbed, not willing to lend a hand or any wisdom - kind of ministry woman. I want to encompass everyone and really work together as the Body of Christ is suppose to!!! There will now be Valarie as the prayer woman, Tisha in administration, and Ginger and I. Amen, Jesus!!!

I am who He says I am!!! I have got to live like that and believe that!!! I do know what He says I am, but also importantly I know who I am not!!! I am not a Redeemer, a Judge, a healer, a comforter, and savior, a King, a Prince, or prince of peace.......................... He is God and I am not He!!! I rest in that and praise Him for that!

Romans 11: 33-36

33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"[b] 35"Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"[c] 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

I love that - "who has ever given to God that He should repay him?" That just about makes me laugh. Like i think I could ever out give God or give to Him so much or of any value that I would ask for repayment........... what a joke!!! He is Lord!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you want a CD or DVD. I have about 10 going out today and would be thrilled to send some more if need be. Just let me know!


jen said...

"hungry for His word"... that explains me these past few days. I hate to say that my passion for reading God's word has dwindled a bit, but in everyone's life I know that has happened a time or two. But Glory to His name, He's making up for it. He has given me this enourmous passion to read Proverbs. And boy do I mean READ IT. I read through the first 14 chapters in one night! Even though they are short, I sometimes like to slow down and really "eat" what God has, but I couldn't stop. Couldn't put it down. It was midnight before I finally stopped and as soon as I woke up this morning all I could think about was getting back to my reading. God is awesome.

And for your ministy, add me to your list of prayer warriers ma'am. I know that we do not know each other, but I believe God is showing me things about your ministry. You're going to do all the desires of your heart. As long as you follow His will for your life, He's got great things in store for you. And follow close, it's going to be a wild ride! I will be praying for you. :) Hugs!

Valarie said...

Love it girl! JUST LOVE IT!!! He is so good and He just cracks me up! Here's this woman you've known for years and He's been preparing the 2 of you for this moment! WHOA!!!

I need a cd girl!
Love to ya!

A Hoosier Family said...

That's neat, and an encouragement to others to hear how the Lord is working through and revealing things to you. Praise the Lord.

Shelly said...

Girl....I love your boldness in stepping out in faith and walking in a manner worthy of your calling.

You are such a blessing to me...and I'm sure don't even know it!

BooMama said...

You have no idea how this post ministered to me tonight. I'm rejoicing with you - not just for what He has done, but because of WHO HE IS.