Friday, April 11, 2008

I took a leap of faith....

Hey girls....
I love me some "God Stop Friday!" Thank you, sweet Patty, for hosting this for us each week.
It does my heart such good to come by and read what sweet things God has done in peoples lives. He is a detail God and I love seeing Him at work. It increases your faith doesn't it??
I have been thinking, studying, listening to, many things about walking by faith and not by sight.....going into the unknown places with God......just "going there" with Him bc you love Him so much.....and completely trusting Him to take care of life and stuff......
Well, I was so passionate and fired up about the last 3 sessions of Beth Moore's "Wising Up" that taught on being the Godly wife and momma that He wants for us, that I, in a heart of Jesus passion, sent out a mass email to others and begged them to come join the fun and wisdom from this study. This was something completely separate and different than my "normal" Wednesday morning Bible study group. was our 1st session on being the Godly wife that Beth taught on. I really didn't know who would come, and I did ask them to forward the initial email on to others that might be interested. I was so excited this morning that I knew I had done the right thing. I knew that God would bring some women and bless our time. How could He not?? We were in the Word! :)
So....just want you to know that if you have a moment of love and "out of the box" thought that involves bringing someone closer to Jesus in their daily walk, that you just jump out there in that water with Him. He's your life perserver. He'll take care of it all.
I'm so blessed and grateful for those amazing young women that came today. I'm praying that the seeds planted with be watered and hearts, lives, marriages, and families are changed.
"Change us Lord. Change us."
Enjoy the weekend friends. Take a leap of faith if He's calling you to do something for Him.
He's with ya!! Glory, glory to God!!
Hugs and blessings~


Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Praising Him with you!!

You have no idea just timely those last few words were for me today. :)

Love you!

Patty said...

I am with Steph, on those last few words. God keeps giving me things like that before He tells me the next thing He is going to ask me to do. I am waiting for God to reveal this to me.
I am so happy for you. God is using you in women's ministry. I know you have a heart for children's ministry too but I almost seeing God leading you to a new season in life with Women's ministry.
Thank you for sharing today!
Have a great weekend.

Darlene R. said...

Hey Fran!

I just want you to know that you are such a sweet encouragement to me! The love of Jesus just shines through your words. I really can't wait to meet you in person! We are going to have a splendid time in SA!


Denise said...

You make God smile. I love you my friend.

BethAnne said...

You are right - I DO need to take a leap of faith where He is calling me. Sometimes I am too much like Peter not wanting to step out of that boat.

Ang baylis said...

Just finished up Daniel and it's time to pray about what 's next! I think I will get a group together to do... Loving Well. Time to step back in the water! Thanks for your encouragement to do so!
Angie xoxo

Earen said...

This was perfect timing because our family is in the midst of possibly taking a leap of faith & trusting God & sometimes it's scary & hard, so thank you for this reminder! I need to do a Beth Moore study...I hear so many wonderful things about them!

Alana said...

I think I've told you this before, but I've had this study on my heart for awhile now. I've been praying about the timing. I'm so glad you are sharing about it. I may have to tackle it this summer!

Shonda said...

Praise the Lord! He is so good.
Blessings in Christ--

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