Monday, April 11, 2011

Inspired

I had a most fantastic weekend! Joie de Vivre is over, but great moments remain.

Because I am quite exhausted and am overwhelmed with all the things I have to do at home today, I will leave you with my absolute favorite part and will post pictures tomorrow.

Getting to hang out with Nancy Alcorn was incredible.

To hear the stories of the girls that have been rescued and saved through Mercy Ministries was amazing.

Nancy spoke at Joie de Vivre and our weekend services. All services were powerful.

Nancy inspired each of us to imagine what it would be like if we dreamed to do what God has called each of us to do. We all have a job and a mandate.

We should not let fear get in our way. Let's face it ... fear is the main reason we don't do a lot of things when it comes to God. It's way easier just to sit back and do nothing.

But we can't ... no matter how much we want to. We've got to step out and step up.

These two Scriptures encouraged me to trust that I'm where God wants me to be and helped to release me from some fear I had. Each one of us is called and anointed to preach the Gospel. It's our job as Christ-followers. We may not say everything perfectly and that's OK because people can see our heart if we show them. Share your heart and God will put the right words in your mouth. Just be a willing vessel.

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
   because the LORD has anointed me
   to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
   to proclaim freedom for the captives
   and release from darkness for the prisoners
Isaiah 61:1 

 I have put my words in your mouth
   and covered you with the shadow of my hand
Isaiah 51:16

2 Comments:

The Hat Chick said...

Those are great verses. Glad to hear your weekend was successful on all fronts.

Penny said...

Oh, great verses!! Thank you so much for sharing them.