It’s been a road trip.
Wow, if I ever journal, now is the time!
Ladies, saying yes to God and allowing Him to lead you, can be the greatest journey of your life. He will do far more abundantly beyond what you can ever ask or think.
This particular journey began many years ago in 2000, when I attended my first Living Proof Live event with Beth Moore and my dear friend, Tami in Arkansas. At that event, I barely can even put into words what I experienced with God, but let me just say this, it was life changing and when I returned home, I am pretty sure my Pastor didn’t know what to do with me…..a mile marker in my walk with God for sure….since then, He has written a journey that only God can pen.
Fast forward now to August 17, 2011. I am sitting in a conference room @ LifeWay in Nashville, TN under some incredible leadership from the Women’s Ministry team. I received training to be the City coordinator for a Living Proof Live event in Reading, PA, Sept. 15, 2012. As I sat there, so many thoughts flooded my mind and Spirit as we listened to Travis Cottrell sing to us and share a message from God’s word. As I heard him mention that God would restore the years the locust has eaten (Joel 2:25), just those few words brought tears to my eyes as I was reminded of an event that I stepped down from one week prior to the event day many years back.
I am reminded that God knows what He is doing and in His timing the years are restored.
If you are reading this and you are still waiting for those precious years to be restored….PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) through. If you allow God to teach you something through the journey, it can be the sweetest time with your Savior as you lean on Him and trust Him for your life journey!
And….as you walk your journey, walk with Him; behind you, in front of you and beside you. Surround yourself with His love and guidance. He can take your worst experiences and turn them into distant memories as He leads you into a future of hope and prosper, as you seek Him and search for Him with all your heart.
Success is where Preparation and Opportunity meet. Bobby Unser
While at my training in Nashville, the LifeWay team encouraged us with some travel tips for your journey and I would like to pass them on to you.
- Soak in the scenery – slow down
- Connect with people along the way
- Enjoy your fellow travelers
- Take turns driving
- Stop for snacks along the way
- Be patient with traffic jams
- Turn up the music and sing along
- Take “restroom” breaks as needed
- Pass the pokey people
- Observe the road rules
- Recalculate your route to destination
- Capture the moments
- Indulge in the unexpected
Journeying with Him,