More than anything, I'm praying He speaks and I'll listen. Today is my final day to review and soak in the messages God's given me. I'll be speaking Friday morning, Friday night and Sunday morning. Prayers would be so treasured as my brain is having a hard time keeping all this in one place.
One thing I love (and it makes it a little easier to remember) about the messages God's given me for She Speaks this year is that they are all about seeking Jesus. Seeking Him for vision not position; seeking His direction and modeling His leadership as a servant; and coming to Him for peace and perspective each day.
I pray that we leave seeking Him and resting in His purposes, His plans and His promises no matter what life holds for us after She Speaks 2009 fades as a memory and we step out into ministry.
This morning I was reading and praying through several verses about really seeking His thoughts, His face, His heart, His plans, His wisdom, His direction, His everything. It's my hearts desire but I have to confess, there are so many things that pull my heart away to seek after them instead of being captivated by Him.
Don't you just want God to say that we are a "generation of those who seek Him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob." (Psalm 24:6)
"The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God."(Psalm 14:2) I love knowing that I can say with confidence to Jesus, "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." (Psalm 9:10)
So today, this is my prayer:"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. · (Psalm 27:4)
And then I'm gonna listen as He whispers back: "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)
No matter what is pulling at our hearts and our thoughts today, I pray that we would "Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. (1 Chronicles 16:11), and "devote our heart and soul to seeking the LORD our God. (1 Chronicles 22:19)
For those of you attending She Speaks, Jen is hosting a bloggers get-together on the Veranda Friday night. I'd love to meet you there! Be sure to leave a link on her site here.
I am praying for you this week, that you will desire with me to seek HIM, really seeks HIM more than anything else. And if you are coming to She Speaks, I can't wait to see you soon!