Tuesday, October 9, 2007

"Be forever near me, Breath of Heaven"

Well the conference was just AMAZING!! I'm not sure why all the other women were there because God clearly had a fresh "Breath" just for me! (isn't it funny how that happens for each of us - love that about Him!) God moved in me this weekend in such a way that I laughed, I cried and I even had the "nerve" to put on a t-shirt that was a size too small, a skirt that was WAAAAYYYY too short and my boots and participate in a mock fashion show of "What not to wear" for the speaker I was shadowing! Now, realize that in the past this would not have been a stretch for my personality. I'm kind of a dingbat, if you know what I mean. However, I had allowed the enemy to use his demon of fear and judgement to encamp around me in the wee hours of the morning Sat. morning and I got up and wasn't going to do it. BUT GOD, reminded me that I had committed to it, and that there are women who have just never been TOLD that how they dress doesn't glorify Christ. That sometimes God uses an "over the top" example to make us go "Wow, I never realized....(fill in the blank)". So I got up, hiked up my skirt, zipped up those boots, squeezed that shirt over the girls (shirt that said "Modest is Hottest" by the way - heehee) and I strutted my stuff in front of all those women! TOOOO FUNNY!! They got the point, I believe!! ;-)

So the Father gave me one fresh Word after another all weekend. Jennifer Rothschild could've just spoken my name her Word from God was so applicable to me, Elizabeth Luter - oh my lands - gave me a Word that I am claiming and I'll tell ya'll about that on another post (not quite ready to share that one yet) and Lysa Terkeurst, well every time I've ever heard her speak the Lord has used her message in my life and He did not disappoint again!

Isn't that just like God, ya'll? He's PERSONAL! He's in every one of our lives! It might seem like He's only relevant to a select few - Super Spiritual Beth Moore types, but that is a lie from the enemy!! He cares about all of us. He cares if I'm home cleaning the toilets. He cares if I'm changing a flithy diaper for the 10th time that morning. He cares if I'm going to volunteer at school. He cares if I'm cooking - AGAIN! He cares if I'm going to a job where I'm not appreciated. He cares ya'll. He's there for us. He's near. He wants to help us. He wants us to ask for His help. It's all about relationship.

"Breath of Heaven hold me together, be forever near me, Breath of Heaven.
Breath of Heaven light of my darkness, pour over me your Holiness, Breath of Heaven."


Nicki said...

Hey Val! I enjoyed reading this......I don't know if you read my blog entry on the BOH but I got to go!!! God is SOOOO good! And you are so right, He does care through it was a sweet taste of His goodness, the little I got to experience. I totally laughed envisioning you in that "what not to wear" skit. I had to leave early but had I stayed I would've for sure been at that one! =) Way to serve the Lord Val!! =) Have a great day!

Damselfly said...

Believe it or not, I just "discovered" this song last Christmas. It got me all choked up because I was a new mom.