Wow, I will just say the last three weeks has been a whirlwind. First there was my birthday, then there was a surprise party I threw for my husband the weekend after my birthday, even though his isn’t really until December (long story short). What a hoot! We surprised him so thoroughly that it didn’t even register with him that the big SURPRISE was all about him. He just kept walking past all the people who had gone out of their way to be there, without saying a word. My girlfriend looked at me to ask “is he mad”? Seconds later it dawned on him what this was all about and we had an absolute blast from that moment on. We just didn’t post the surprise moment official video, is all. If I could have found an audio clip from the old Packman arcade game – the sound it makes when it was “game over”, that’s the sound we would have played on that video, HAHAHA!!!
The party continued when my husband’s best friend, who had flown in from Alaska just for the occasion, was able to stay until the following Tuesday – and we packed in as much as we possibly could over that Labor Day weekend, too!
The following Thursday of that week we were driving back and forth to Woodland Park, Colorado, to attend the Truth and Liberty Coalition Conference at Charis Bible College. Just. WOW! The lineup was simply spectacular and included Lauren Boebert, Eric Metaxas, Lance Wallnau, Mario Murillo, Bill Federer, and soooo many more. I always wondered what it would have been like to have witnessed Lazarus being raised from the dead and the surge of emotion and praise that must have burst forth surrounding that moment. Now I know what that feels like! Every message played right into the next one as if on key – one long symphony of God’s heart and song building up to a crescendo moment. It was beautiful. My voice was spent at the end.
Wow- you must be wondering what could possibly top all of that? Welp… COVID. Yep, that’s what can top all of that. Yep, and not just any ‘ole COVID either – nooo… this one had to come bearing a special gift called VERTIGO. Wolf. I was sick. as. a dog. For DAYS, balwling like a baby because I’m a weenie when I get that sick. And my sweet husband, who did not get sick because he has been taking all the recommended vitamins and minerals all along, pampered me on every side. Seriously. He even dug out all our Fall decorations and put them up around the house when I was sleeping because he thought it might make me feel better. Well it did!! Awe, sweet hubby, I love you! Pardon me while I barf!
I was super excited that if I just had to get COVID that I got it last week and not this week, because I have a Secrets of the Bride class that is scheduled to begin on Sunday the 25th and I wanted to be done with quarantine by then. Then the news came. Not one person has signed up for my class. Ouch. Wow. Blindsided I was by that one, did not expect it.
Holy Spirit, what is it that you want me to see? What am I missing? Here’s what He said… OH wait, I forgot to tell you that I’m with friends in the middle of enjoying the “Elijah” study by Priscilla Shirer. Yes and I really mean ENJOYING!! I want to be just like her when I grow up! So deep, and I knew that the Lord had a word just for me in the midst because Elijah just keeps coming up again and again – in sermons, blogs, posts, conversations, devotionals – you name it. So this girl was paying close attention. For those of you who have gone through it before, today was the start of week five, and I always start with the video.
His message to me that came in the middle of me struggling to finish my first day back to work, and getting notified that zero folks had signed up for the class… was simply… GOD ignites the fire! I don’t need to be over on the side trying to light the fire myself. If I provide the sacrifice, He will provide the fire! I need to be about the business of repairing the altar (rebuilding what culture has torn down). So… I will take the next 8 weeks of what would have been my study, and I will be intentional about my sacrifice. And then I will step forward to see what happens next.
Won’t you join me? What sacrifice do you have? How can you be intentional about it? In what ways is He calling you to step forward in your faith?
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Remember Elijah: “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 1 Kings 19:10
That was when Yahweh spoke to him in the “low whisper.” Listen carefully as He speaks to you, His prophetess.
❤️& 🙏, c.a.
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Awe, CA, thank you for the encouraging word 🙏❤️ You have been such a tremendous blessing to me!
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