Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Facing a giant...

"Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways', declares the Lord." Isa 55:6;8

Can anyone else relate to the peace found in these verses? I'm SO glad that His thoughts are not my thoughts, or my ways His ways! Let me just tell you that we'd all be in a heap of trouble if it were so! SCARY!!

This past week has been an emotional roller coaster for me and in the midst of it, my man encourages me to sign up for the "She Speaks" conference. I've been wrestling with God over whether I need to go to this or not - mostly I've been thinking NOT - but He keeps putting it in my path. So, I registered, knowing that He will have to make it happen. We absolutely DO NOT have the funds available for me to go, so if He wants me to go, He'll have to speak to some people to make it happen. Don't get me wrong, I want to go and know there's so much I can learn from the people there (mostly about writing more than speaking), but I'm just totally surrendered to His ways on this one! I'm asking Him to either swing wide the doors or seal it shut!

So, back to Isaiah. When I look back on my life, I see the Lords hand all over me! He's protected, provided, guided, loved, forgiven me more than I could possible believe. Each time there were trials I can see His faithfulness to me regardless of mine to Him! So, as I prepare for battle, yet again, I trust Him. I trust that when I seek Him and call on Him, He will be near. I can lean on His ways! They've been proven to me over and over again. Like I said a few days ago, ARMOR UP, then stand and pray!! That's where I find myself. Standing in front of a "Goliath" ready to pray! Not ready to swing the stones til He directs but praying!!


Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

i am praying sister!! I am!!! I can not wait to see what He does - either way we will know it is Him!!

love, Leigh

Nicki said...

Val, I know what it's like to stand up for something then comes the battle! Stand strong just like you said! I'm praying for you!

Melissa said...

Girl! The Lord WILL provide! He will show you SO clearly and he will make a way!! I am praying for you!! I am proud of you girl!
love you!