Monday, February 23, 2009

This might be it.....

I've had this trend to "get real" with y'all for the last several weeks and I have a feeling this might be the end of the normal, weekly thing and throw the rest of the realness in as I feel lead to.

This isn't profound. This isn't all that deep. It's simply a wave of honest reality that I truly just came out of. I have had a couple of things happen over the past week that cause me to just sit back and go whoa....this can't be happening. How in the world did God do all this in my life??

Let me explain one tiny bit of this....

This weekend I had the privilege to sit with a fabulous group of people from church to take apart the church....the good, the bad, and the ugly. We took it all apart so we can fix some things and make it the best it can be.....with God's help. We want to be intentional and focused on what God is calling our church to be. It's a very thrilling and overwhelming experience for me to sit there
among a group of church leaders making decisions. Did you hear that??...... "making decisions!"

Guess what happened? I sat there at one point and wanted to cry. No...not because I had been there for the last 200 hours, but because this time 5,6,7 years ago....I would have laughed really hard at the notion that God would be able to use little ole me for anything for His Kingdom.

I have been a MESS before I came to Christ. It takes a lot to shock me when it comes to things of the world. The only thing that truly shocks me is what Jesus has done in my life. He is real. His Word is complete life to me. I can't do a single thing without Him. He's simply in me. And......He's using me. WOW!

If you are in Christ, He's using you too. Do you know how He's using you?

If you aren't exactly sure how He is using you, spend some time simply at His feet and ask Him, "Lord, how can I share who you are in my life?"

He took me from a pit and is using me. Using me. I could cry right now thinking about it. He is simply amazing to me.

Be all that you can for Him and His people! Don't hold back. It will blow your mind!!!

Isaiah 61:3 "and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor."


Hugs and blessings~

11 comments:

beckyjomama said...

Have I mentioned I time or six that I COMPLETELY ADORE YOU?!?!?!?!

Well, there ya go!

You are priceless!

Melinda said...

You ARE being used, aren't you Fran? It's just the greatest feeling in the world.

Love you to pieces,
Melinda

Toknowhim said...

Good post Fran... Love ya girl...

PS. I got the word "prepe" today as my word verification... that would have been an easy one for me to use for the contest... I am a former "prepe"... Not :)

Denise said...

You totally bless me, and inspire me.

Patty said...

Fran you have such a servant's heart with such humility and I like the real! I am rejoicing with you today!

Love you,
Patty

Holly said...

I love you much in Christ, my friend!

I bet you thank Him, like I did just yesterday, for still using the foolish things of this world (like me). God is so good, "idn't" He?

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Fran, I needed this today. thanks for the encouragement.

jennyhope said...

hey precious friend! I just happened on Travis' blog and I saw your comment. LOL!!

I was going over my record of days just today and stand in awe that the Lord has not cast me off. Psalm 130. LOVE YOU!!

His Girl said...

every nowandagain it occurs to me what an amazing, unbelievable, surreal thing it is that God chooses to use me at all.

isn't it an incredible honor? great post, amiga.

sweethomealagirl said...

I have only been following you through twitter for a couple days, but you have already blessed me so. Thank you for letting God use you!

He Knows My Name said...

I hope God is using me. My hope is for my children to call Jesus Lord of their lives.

My beautiful son, now 20 came down with a virus for 3 days. I helped doctor him back to health, but I took advantage of his illness. He was watching is favorite Star Wars series and asked me to put in episode 3. He couldn't do it himself so I said let's watch something else and put in Louie Giglio Indescribable DVD with glorious photos of our Universe. He was my captive and I hope God uses that moment to change his head knowledge to life changing love for Jesus.

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