My verse this time is from a friend of mine. She gave it to me when I was struggling with a decision to step out of my comfort zone and do something new and challenging. I was hearing God's soft voice but honestly I was ignoring it. I thought if I ignored Him long enough He would send someone else to do it. How sad is that? But it was going to be hard or worse it could possibly be fruitless and inefficient and y'all know that would drive me nuts! And life has become so easy for me in this season...but deep down I was so excited to be asked that I couldn't hardly stand it. I was honored and humbled that my name had even surfaced in the nomination discussion by folks I do not even know. Then in the midst of all that it hit me...my earthly hero Henry Blackaby says "you cannot go with God and stay the same" You have to be changed if you continue to go with Him! So ultimately I had a HUGE Moses at the burning bush moment that finally brought me to my knees and I said OK OK I'll do it. That was one of those times I truly understood the "fear of the Lord"! And this verse she shared was one of the final straws that broke me.
James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (NIV)
Effective June 1st...I'll be serving on the Johnston Baptist Association WMU Board as the Mission Consultant for the county. Pray me up girls! I need it!
Have a wonderful day in Him!!