Good news. I didn’t throw up.
This past Saturday, I spoke at a Mother-Daughter Luncheon. Anna participated in the annual fashion show revealing how she completely despises the spotlight. I’ll see if I can get a video clip to post in the near future.
I seriously enjoy that girl. She’s a good balance for me and keeps any legalism I may exhibit from time to time in check.
On Sunday, I spoke at Eagles Way Church. I have to say I don’t take for granted the opportunity for God to use me from that pulpit. My grandfather stood from that pulpit. My dad stands from that pulpit every week. My grandfather loved God’s Word more than anyone I’ve ever known. My dad loves the Kingdom more than he loves himself. They are both selfless men in that pulpit. And, I had a heightened awareness that the pulpit is not about me. Not.One.Bit.
I was nervous. But, I had a calmness and peace that I knew could only come from God. So, thanks to all of you who were praying. Just another reason why I love the body of Christ.
Bigmama told me, “You did a real good job. But, I was hopin’ you’d get happy in the end.”
“What do you mean by ‘happy’ Bigmama?”
“You know. Where you get all excited and quote a bunch of scriptures,” she explained.
I love that woman. She can say whatever she wants to me. It was, after all, her husband who stood from the pulpit first.
I was pretty tired Sunday afternoon. I spent the afternoon watching some cheesy Lifetime movie with my mom. She loves cheesy Lifetime movies. And, I love her. I also apparently love cheesy Lifetime movies, because once I start watching one, I have to watch it play out. Cra-zee.
After a delayed flight, we made it back to Oklahoma. When I tucked Anna in, she told me, “God and Jesus make good things.” It reminded me of this scripture in Romans 8:28:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
The verse that follows says, “For God knew his people in advance….”
God loves you. He knew you before you were ever conceived. He was already on the other side of whatever you are going through right now long before you were thought of. He has already made all things good. Don’t lose heart. Your victory is on its way. And, if I need to get happy and quote a bunch of scriptures to remind you, just let me or Bigmama know.