Divine Visit With The Holy Spirit
After I sent this note to some very special ladies in my life, I decided to use it as my blog. These ladies were with me for what I considered to be a high and holy day in my life. I trusted God to let the Holy Spirit use me to speak to 200 women. Knowing me past fear, several people came up to me and said the same thing, "this is a 'pivotal day' in your life." Yes, it was! I trusted and God proved Himself faithful beyond belief! Thanks be to God!
"This morning was the first time that I got to be still and really reflect on Saturday's Tea. It was a tea to you all but a divine visit with the Holy Spirit for me! From the moment this "opportunity" came up on Jan 4 to the minute Kenny turned my head set on it had been a journey and story all on its on. But the moment I walked towards that stage I knew I was ready and Jill was no longer there. I have NEVER felt the Holy Spirit take over like that. I cry as I write this because I am so overwhelmed with God's goodness. And to think I want to do it again! I thank you, Libby, for listening and following through with God's holy nudge. Acts 7: 23, "... it came into his heart to visit his brethren..."
I had not planned on telling anyone other than Mom and Mike. One day I mentioned it to Hilary, not inviting her, just needing to talk. She immediately said she wanted to go and sponsor a table! I had been glad that I would not know anyone there. I asked her if I could tell her who to invite - only my prayer warriors. And then I gave her your names. I cannot thank you enough for being there to support me. All of you knew my struggles. Mom lived them with me for 43 years so she knew better than anyone! Susie and Barbara knew me in high school and how fear ruled. Hilary knew me in college and knew fear ruled. Ivey knew my fears. Peggy has seen me shake (like a seizure) on retreats. And I shared my fears with Paula over dinner after God had laid my name on her heart for something. Angie knew my fears from the many God talks we have had. You all knew this was huge for me and you prayed for me and supported me. What better friends could I have? Proverbs 31: 10, "Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies." And through this God brought me another new godly friend - you, Libby!
To think God could use me blows my mind. How He could use a girl with no speaking skills and no life shattering story is beyond me. Haha - of course it is beyond me - all the way to the Heavens! But while my story is not life shattering to others, I feel so many miracles in my life. The speaking in public is huge. Healing my body was a miracle. And to think God healed my shattered heart of friendships with girls and brought so many godly women in my life is such a blessing. I beat the odds of how many "real" friends you are supposed to have! Proverbs 13: 20, "He who walks with wise men will me wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed." I am grateful to God that I see so many miracles around me and in my life every day! Acts 4: 30, "...by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."
Thank you for being a godly woman in my life! Proverbs 31: 29-30, "Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." I consider you "sisters" in Christ and I know why. Proverbs 18: 24, "A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." I thank Libby for seeing that talk on Jan 4 through God's eyes - not her human ones! It had to be the Holy Spirit! I love you all!