Reducing my current status to 6 short words is a challenge for a person given to so many words as myself . . . but because I need the discipline to learn the writing technique of "word economy", I am playing along!
I am getting to speak at the Southern Baptist Florida State Convention Pastor's Wives Conference in Pensacola, Florida. I fly out tomorrow, speak two times on Monday, and then fly home. My sweet friend, Ray-Ray, is traveling with me to do the book table. And there will be some big fun to be had!
I am so excited about the opportunity and the chance to visit with some dear friends from Florida.
My progress is slow. Turtle pace. At times, it is painful. Painful and slow. Painfully slow. Slow, I say. Slow and painful. But I am growing. I AM growing in God's grace.
I am studying the Book of Ephesians and teaching it to a group of precious MOMMAS who indulge my maniac style of teaching. I talk fast. I talk with my hands. I pace. Alot. Alot of fast talking, hand waving, and pacing. It appears I don't take a breath. Not one time. Not one time during my 45 minute lectures. Fast talking. Hand waving. Frantic pacing. No breath-taking. No time for it!
Frankly, I wouldn't be able to listen to me with all the fast talking, hand waving, and pacing. Taking notes on what I am teaching is nearly out of the question. I wear out my audience. I wear down my listeners. But I am growing. I am growing in God's grace.
Anyways. I am growing. My life is changing. The pace is slow. Like a turtle. But I am growing. I am changing. Because the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit of God has the power to activate change.
God's Word is changing my life. Slowly. Painfully at times. But I am growing in God's grace.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12 NAS). Blessings for today and the week ahead.
According to Ephesians 1:3-14 I am chosen, blessed, accepted, predestined unto adoption, forgiven, redeemed, sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, and given the indwelling Holy Spirit as God's down payment of final redemption! Hallelujah! What a Savior!