Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm so excited I might throw up!

Thank you Patty for starting this wonderful time of reflection each Friday. Ok, now......

How's that for a "what she gonna talk about" title?! But, its the truth and let me share!

You see, I'm an anxious person by nature. I don't worry about everything, but I know how to worry about some stuff. In this particular case, if God has called me to do something and it's completely out of my "norm" with Him.....then I'll do it bc I'm quick to obey, but the process with Him can get me so worked up.....


I'll wrestle with Him in my Spirit and go round and round with feelings of inadequacy and "I can't do this Lord" that I'm sure He's just stomping His Holy foot saying "YES YOU CAN! WORK WITH ME FRAN!" Finally, I break my will and we settle into this groove.

My home church is having its 1st ever over-night womens retreat at Victory Ranch and I was asked to be one of the speakers. Well, 4 months ago it was all great and fun and exciting. But, then I went through that spell of "I can't do this Lord" and now we have finally settled into a groove of peace, love, gratitude, and just pure joy to be with Him and my friends this weekend. I do believe I'm prepared to step out of my norm this weekend.

Now, I will be nervous. I will. But, its more of an excited nervous. My sweet friend, Teresa, "AKA Anonymous" in blogworld, and my dear friend Stephanie have been praying for me and with me. The power of prayer and friendship is powerful people!!! I have seen, heard, and felt God through these women. He has shown Himself through my friend friends (the non-imaginary type) and I don't think I will throw up! HALLELUJAH! That would be awful people.
I thank all of you who have commented and prayed for me. You are all the real deal girls and I cannot wait to spend eternity with each of you.

Pray for our retreat this weekend. It's called "Holding Fast in the Fast Lane!" We want to recover our life and be with Him and His restoration power. Our scripture is Matthew 11:28-30 out of the Message.

I'm humbled before Him today. I have an overflowing heart for Him today. I cannot wait to see what He has to show me while I'm gone.

Thank you for the prayers. He's utterly amazing.


Mariel said...

How exciting for you! Praise the Lord for stretching us beyond ourselves!! I am physically 5 feet short!! But I am so often stretched by Him, that by the time He takes me home I may be 7 feet tall! Glory!! I will be praying for you this weekend as He s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s you!! Blessings, mariel

Patty said...

I am laughing at the title. After reading the title I said, God, I asked for Godstops for all of us but not to the point that we throw up. LOL! I am praying for you! I have been where you are and it is nervous to get in front of a group and speak but praise God HE will speak bodly through you. I always go back to what Paul said when addressing a group, I am not a well trained speaker(I will look up the ref. ) That is how I feel when God asks me to teach. What you spoke about wrestling, I just wrote out three pages on this very thing. I am posting it Monday. God truly gave me the words to write! I can't wait to hear about your retreat and how God showed up for you!!!
Love You,

Charity said...

Oh Fran...I know you will do a FABULOUS job this weekend! You know the Lord wouldn't have called you to do this if He didn't have the utmost confidence in your ability. You are such a blessing to me and I know you will bless those sweet women this weekend! I will continue to pray for you and I can't wait to hear ALL about it!!

To God be the Glory!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I just know HE is going to show off in a mighty way! Can't wait to hear all about it!


Linda said...

I can't wait to hear all about it. you made me want to go read Matt 11 from the Message.

Alana said...

You go girl! You are going to be great, because God goes with you. I just know he will give you a peace and speak right through your precious heart!

Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

Denise said...

I am very excited for you, keeping you in my prayers.

Nise' said...

How awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Joanne said...

Praying for you Fran...may your words be His words, straight from the throne.

Blessings, Joanne

Susan said...

Got you in my prayers today, Fran. You'll do great...why wouldn't you? Your God's girl!
Hugs and blessing...

NYC said...

Hi Fran,

I just read the prayer that you posted on the blog "Facedown." Thank you for writing such a beautiful prayer. I am praying for baby Elizabeth as well.

Charity said...

I have been thinking about you today...I know you are excited about tonight! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Also, I tagged you on my blog!


Shonda said...

Fran I look forward to hearing about this retreat. I trust with God you'll do His will.

Blessings in Christ--

annie's eyes said...

I posted around 2 o'clock and somehow the computer blinked and didn't get it to go through. I figured you were speaking right about that time and was praying for you. I know you blessed many today and received a special blessing yourself. It's funny how big God shows up when we are "beyond our own limits." You are a delight to me. hugs, annie

Darlene R. said...

Hi Fran! I am reading this post late. I have been a little behind! Anyway, it is Sunday, so I guess that your weekend retreat is over or getting there. I hope that everything went well, I'm sure it did.
I would have a hard time with the speaking thing, as it is out of my comfort zone too! I can handle teaching anyone under say, 10 years old, but after that...I just don't know!
I hope that you have beautiful Sunday.
ps - Won't the meeting in Heaven be amazing?

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