Thursday, October 2, 2008

90 days

A few months ago (90 days to be exact) I finally got my butt in gear and started a new Bible study. A week later, I met with an old friend who was struggling with the same things I was, and she decided to join in the study as well. We prayed that God would turn our hearts towards Him. We prayed that we would influence our families in a positive way. We thanked Him for welcoming us with open arms when we came running back. We praised God for each other and talked about the great changes we expected to see over the next 90 days. Neither of us could have ever imagined what was up ahead.

In the last 90 days:

*Each of our lives and our relationships have changed radically.

*We got out of our comfort zones and obeyed when the Holy Spirit led us to do things we weren't crazy about.

*She led her daughter to Christ!

*Our study grew from 1 to 2. And then to 4. And then to 8. We start our next book on Sunday and we're adding more to the group daily. We would love to have you join us! E-mail me and I'll send you all the information you need.

*Three offices full of women have started prayer groups to lift each other up instead of tearing each other down. Can you imagine what a difference this alone could make if every office full of women did this?

I have never been as broken, as humbled as I am right now. As honored, that God choose me to be a part of this. With all my sin, all my junk, all my baggage, He still sees potential here. How is it possible that He loves me so much after all the ways I've disappointed Him? And still, He rains down infinite grace and mercy. For years I've been saying that I trust Him, that I love Him, that I understand that He died for me; for the first time in my life, I really "get" it. It's a heart knowledge, not just a head knowledge. I am at a place in my walk that I've never been before and I know that I will never be the same again. I never want to be.

I covet your prayers as we start this next study. Pray that God will ready our hearts for the message He wants us to hear. Pray that as we catch fire we will ignite the people around us. Pray that our actions, our lives, will glorify Him in all that we do. Pray that God will move in our lives in a way that we could never imagine.

Thank you Lord. For more than words can even begin to express, thank you.

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