Tuesday, November 10, 2009

778 0 Nimcompooh-ness!!!

I don't have any idea what happened to my last video - it got cut off. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, but as usual i don't know how to fix it. ugh!!!!

Dear Lord, I am actually in the air right now – of course with my Internet turned off like the nice little flight attendant told me – flying to Corpus Christi, Texas. I looked on the map last night – like my oh so smart dad encourages me to often – to see where I was going. I had no idea I was going so far south. I don’t think I packed the right thing!! Oh well – good thing about traveling so much, most of the times the church and congregation is so forgiving of my clothing mishaps. There was even one time that I forgot all my clothes!!! I mean everything – ladies from the retreat pulled clothes from all different directions to hook me up with a pretty cute outfit. That was an act of God because there are not a lot of people that can wear my size – at least in the height department!

Lord Jesus, I am excited to deliver the message tonight. I have shared this message about living a vertical life in a horizontal world many times, but you have given me a totally new direction for tonight! I am excited to organize it all one more time before the evening!

God, you know how much I hate leaving my family – well sometimes – but especially in the middle of the night or wee morning hours – 4am! I like to kiss everyone right as I go out the door and was unable to do that this morning! I know they are in good hands though.

Father, thank you so much for this opportunity. I plan on taking some great pictures – ha ha, forgot my camera – but do have my phone. I love all the people I meet and seeing You work in incredible ways right before my eyes! There is nothing like it. I want to express Your love to them and help them to understand what a thriving relationship and one that is very active is all about. Oh Lord, help me to speak your words!! Help me to live what I speak!

God, in spite of me – in spite of my sin that you have forgiven and yet I run back to so often, in spite my fears, my pride, my inadequacies, my faithlessness, my lack of mercy, my nincompooh-ness!! God, you still love me!! And like Natalie reminded me last night as our Speaking Thru Me team prayed together, You actually adore me, are crazy about me!! God, seriously, I don’t get it, but I am eternally thankful!!!!!

Grow me Lord, Speak to me Father, Use me Jesus!! All for Your glory alone! I love u!

1 comment:

Norma Bowers said...

Oh Leigh, I will never forget that retreat!! What a precious time together and your "lovely" borrowed clothes. You look good in anything, by the way!

Thanks for staying so real and keeping us up with your journey..it is a great encouragement to us all. Love you and God bless as you minister!