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Monday, March 9, 2009

Does God "need" me?

First of all, thank-you SO MUCH, Lynnette, for featuring me as a blogger through your site! What an honor and priveledge...and so much fun meeting fellow sojourners through the blogging community! Many thanks, also, to those of you who visited my site, and I hope you will check back often. I don't necessarily blog every day (though that's my goal) but I hope to be more consistent as time goes on. So please do check back, and leave me a link back to your site, as well, please, so I can return the favor!

I was just thinking today as I have been preparing for my ladies group tomorrow (we are studying Beth Moore's "Esther")that, even though I have a Masters of Education degree, I have no real idea what I'm doing in leading the ladies in my group. Truth is, I am not really the 'leader'; I am a facilitator. We all lead one another! As I was thinking about that, it hit me again that all God really needs is my AVAILABILITY, not my ABILITY! If I make myself available to serve the Lord in whatever way(s) He calls me, HE will provide the ABILITY, even when I it seems I have no real gifting in that area. Remember when God told Moses to speak to Pharoah, and to tell him to let His people go? Moses argued that he was not eloquent enough ~ that he could not speak to Pharoah. Yet, when Moses decided to just be AVAILABLE to his Lord, it was amazing what God did. God doesn't NEED us ~ we NEED God! The precious reality, however, is that God WANTS intimacy with us, no matter our past or matter what we will or won't do in the future, He loves us still and in spite of and wants to be our 'husband'! Oh, how He loves you and me! Does that make you want to look up in wonder and awe and simply say, "Holy, holy, holy, are you Lord God Almighty!" AMEN!


Becca said...

I have no idea how I missed your blog when scanning through Wednesday's walk!

I will definitely be stopping back by. Oh, Lollipop is so clever!!

Karen said...

I just wanted to stop by and say Hello. I saw Lynette's Introduction of your Blog and wanted to say Hi! I am failrly new to the blogging world, and am Happy to "meet" you.

mrosev14 said...

Hello there. I saw you through Lynnette's link and wanted to pop by. I am new to the blogging world and love being on here. I feel so connected to everyone. I just wanted to mention that I, like you, have a bit of a shoe obsession. I'll let you know if anything good goes on sale. :)

Karabeth said...

Stopped in to say "Hi!" I lived down your way for about 14 years (in Murfreesboro) before crossing the Mason-Dixon line.

I just returned from my own ladies' Bible study. We're doing Priscilla Shirer's study called "Discerning the Voice of God." Seems that the phrase "intimacy with God" was the buzz phrase for us this evening, too.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I also saw your intro on Lynnette's site, nice to 'meet' you!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

Hi Lolli, I also found this gem of a blog through Lynette. This is gorgeous in both looks and content, keep up the great work for Him!

Lucy said...

I love that... availability, not ability. Thank you!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Popping in from Lynnette's blog. I will be back again...hopefully soon!!!
Your site looks great and you gave terrific insight!

Pamela in TX

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm here from Lynette's blog! I'll definitely be back! I love your blog. :)