Monday was my little bit of nothin’ day and boy was it needed!!! All that little bit of nothin’ really helped me get rested spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. It also helped prepare me for “a lot of something” that was coming this week. I am glad I listened to God’s nudge to be still.
The rest of this week was full of preparations and packing. I have three speaking events coming up before we move so there were power points and outlines to send, messages to finish, ideas to finalize, etc.. Back to back speaking events and moving all in one month is crazy timing. I wouldn’t have planned it this way if I had known months ago that we were moving. I didn’t know, but God did. I never would’ve thought He’d plan for us to sell a house, buy a house, move in 6 weeks during a time frame when I speak the most.
Yet, I can look back now and know without a doubt that God didn’t make a mistake. You see, JJ and I pray about every event I speak at so we knew in advance that God had called me to share these messages and go to these places. We also know without a doubt He’s called us to adopt, to move and is the only One who could sell our house in 20 days in this market.
God also knew that I would need to be home this weekend. You see, I was supposed to go to the Gospel Music Association radio convention to represent Proverbs 31 radio show. I couldn’t wait! It’s the most amazing event. We get to meet all of the radio stations that air our show, hear the top Christian music/worship artists and even meet some. Last year I met and talked with Steven Curtis Chapman. We heard Bebo Norman, Mark Schultz, Aaron Shust, Point of Grace, etc.
But a few months ago (before we put our house on the market) I sensed God telling me to cancel my reservation. I was so bummed. I really wanted to go. JJ supported me going because he and the boys are traveling with me some of events this month. But God knew I needed to be home. So in faith, I canceled. This weekend as I look at all we have coming up, I am so thankful I listened!!! This is my only weekend home without speaking before we move. So, we’ve needed to do some serious packing, and God has provided time and help in amazing ways.
Next weekend JJ and the boys go with me to TN. The following weekend I speak in Goldsboro, NC. The next weekend I speak at our church on Mother’s Day. I am so honored to be asked. But it’s a first for me to teach the Sunday morning message. I know I’ll be extra nervous – and extra dependent on JESUS!! That’s a good thing. All of this is making me so dependent on Him. I wonder if that is why He planned it all this way.
So, what is going on in your life? Are your days filled beyond your capacity? Do you hear God whispering that you can trust Him. Can you see how He wants to provide for you in ways you cannot provide for yourself? In the midst of the stress, looking for and seeing His provision gives me the peace and strength I need.
Well friend, my blog may get a little sporadic in the next few weeks as we pack and move. I hope to have pockets of time to write but if I go missing in action, you know where I’ll be! If you’d like to get an email notification each time I pop my head out of the boxes and post on my blog, you can sign up for Bloglines. Just click on the button in the sidebar and enter your email address. You’ll get an email each time I post. Have a great weekend!