Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hushed and Humbled

"He will quiet you with His love..."
Zephaniah 3:17

Going to She Speaks 2010 for me was a desire and prayer in my heart before the Lord. He knew my heart. He also knew that I did not want to go because I would miss Joshua's 10th birthday, which was not an option for me. Maybe when our cherubs are older I won't mind not being with them on their actual birthday, but right now it is not negotiable....they are stuck with me!

For a few years before my first She Speaks in 2007, Jim had encouraged me to attend the conference. "You need to go to that conference" he would say. Each year, he would mention it and I would hush his sincere and sweet suggestion and encouragement away. However, in 2007, I knew God was beckoning me to go. His confirmations were everywhere. In 2008, I was led to go again with a few friends. In 2009, the conference conflicted with Joshua's 9th birthday and with a pre-planned family vacation to Camp of The Woods where James MacDonald was speaking for the week (one of Jim's favorite Bible teachers!!!). I did not attend in 2009.

This year, both Jim and I felt again that I should be there. So, in obedience to God's will, my sweet husband packed us all up and we made a wonderful family road trip to North Carolina!!!

Before and during (and now after) She Speaks 2010, I prayed and sought the Lord in His Word. He gave me such a generous portion of His Word for my heart from Him. I am so thankful. I'd like to share a few of those scriptures with you.

Psalm 37:30 - "The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom and his tongue speaks what is just."

Malachi 2:5-7 - "My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin. For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction—because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty."

Ecc. 12:10-12 - "The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true. The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body."
[goad - 1. a stick for driving cattle, oxen, ...etc.; prod. 2. something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.]

My personal prayer for me - "So I May Know You": Exodus 33:13
"If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways, so I may know You and continue to find favor with You."

My prayer for everyone in attendance: Exodus 33:18-19 -
"Then Moses said, 'Now show me your glory.'
And the LORD said, 'I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim My name, the LORD, in your presence.'"

Hushed and humbled. My heart has again been quieted with His love and humbled by His grace, mercy, goodness and blessings. He met me so bountifully in His Word. He blessed me in unimaginable ways. (Blog post for another day.)

There were so many personal blessings from She Speaks 2010 that I could really go on and on and on. One of the biggest blessings: I met lots of bloggy friends that I have never met in person!!!!! BLOGGY FRIENDS -- I am doing a special Smilebox Slideshow just for all of you (or shall I say "for y'all")!!! Check back in a few days for your special slideshow!! I have so many pictures!! So excited!

Here is a Smilebox I did for my P31 sister-friends. Enjoy!

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"Let the one who has My word speak it faithfully...."

Jeremiah 23:28


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Beautiful post!

The smilebox slideshow was great - you impressed me!

Can't wait to hear more about your time and all that God blessed you with during the trip!

Love and hugs,

Wendy Pope said...

i love the smilebox. i love the new design. i love the your beautiful heart!

Mich said...

Your posts are such an encouragement.

Fields of gold said...

So sweet!! Thank you for all your service to us there! Looking forward to hearing all the neat things between you and the Lord there. Love you!

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