Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers......

Hey, everybody! I can't believe that we're almost through with "What Happens When Women Walk in Faith." Join us at Lelia's blog to read other comments on chapters 18 and 19 of this wonderful book. Lysa's comments are in blue.

As many of you know who read my blog, I've been asking for prayers for our Women's Ministry at church. I want to make sure that as I step out in faith, it's definitely God's voice--not mine or satan's--that I hear. We had our first Dream Team meeting last Wednesday, and over 25 women showed up! Wow! Great ideas and very positive thoughts. We are in the very beginning stages of this ministry, and I am so excited! Yesterday, worn out running shoes led me to the store where God placed a friend whose church has just started a new Women's Ministry. Coincidence? Nope! Contact information was quickly shared!

Last night, our high school girls' Bible study began. God blessed me with 3 other adults to help lead. I was asking Him for a way out, and He knew the better way! One that I had not considered. Instead of my having to lead each week, I have 3 other women who can lead right along with me! Woohoo!

And this morning at church, over 15 women signed up for Lysa's "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God" Bible study. Because of answered prayer, we offered child care!!!! What a ministry those babysitting moms are doing! They are giving up their time to play with darling little ones so young moms can learn more about His Word.

I left church and bounced over to a neighborhood Bible study where 6 precious women were waiting. Y'all, God has bounced right along with me today! It has been a blast because it was all about Him--not me or the other women. Lysa states that, "Regardless of where you are today, God is with you. God is wooing you. God wants you to experience Him. Whatever you are going through today, you can find His joy and peace." Oh, how I love that! I have experienced Him several times over today. I prayed this morning to see Him, to hear Him, and to pursue Him throughout the day. God wants us to know Him and believe Him along the way. It's all about the journey. Each day is a new one. Am I just going to drag myself behind Him, or like Tigger, will I put some bounce into my journey?

Many blessings!


Gotta Run said...

You have bounce in your journey Susan and I know you are doing what you are meant to do.


Shoe update?? Are your feet happier?

Lelia Chealey said...

I can seriously "hear" you talking this post out Susan. This is great and I loved how you showed us that God is not only with us through the rought spots, but also the great days like you had today. AWESOME!!
Love ya,
P.S. I read your comment to Aaron about sending him your way to fish with your boys...he laughed.

The Patterson 5 said...

Just from your writings I know you are bouncing! What a wonderful blessing to feel the Lord's presence with you throughout this entire journey you are on. I will keep praying that God will continue to bless this ministry.

Joyful said...

I can just see you bouncing along today. You are full of such energy and passion for the Lord. I'm so glad you 'bounced' into my life!


Lelia Chealey said...

You really should run your wonderful self over to Lysa's blog...God is just all over you today girlfriend!!!
love ya,

Steve Stenzel said...

Have fun with the Bible study!!

Kelley said...

Susan your energy never ceases to amaze me!! It sounds like you are blessing girls and women all over the place. And on top of that you have blessed me with your sweet comments on my blog and the prayers for my Dad. Thank you my friend, I am so glad God brought us together here!!

Mari said...

I love Tigger! I guess we need to tell him he's not the only one anymore :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

May God bless the seeds of your beginning ministry with the bloom of heaven's garden and with water straight from his well of living water! I'm so excited for this next step in your journey.

Keep to Him through it all.


Michelle said...

Your energy for overcoming obstacles to follow God's lead is inspiring. Thank you!

Leebird said...

I am so thrilled that God's fingerprints are all over you, my bouncy friend. On a day when I feel more like Eeyore, your enthusiasm is encouraging to my heart! I love you.

Jill said...

Regardless of where I am, He is there - what a comforting thought. Great to see His presence in your life and wonderful to see the work you are doing for Him and He is doing thru you!

Laura said...

Oh, my goodness! It sounds like you have a lot going on! I'll pray for your ministry. At least you have a jump on this study! These chapters were my favorite so far. See you next week for the last one!

Chatty Kelly said...

Your joy is abounding - it completely shows in your writing. God is right there with you, and you are showing all of us where we should be too.

No Eyores - Just Tiggers!

On Purpose said...

I loved reading this post...I could feel your joy and your heart while reading this. I love to see God!

May you continue to know He is wooing you!

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Suasan-that is so wonderful! Our women's ministry is so stale and reading your words prompted me that maybe I am not praying enough. I hope to be bouncing like you within our own church ministry!

In His Graces~Pamela

skoots1mom said...

you and I have a lot in common...except you run...wish I could but my ankles are the pits, so fast walking is the best I can do.
i have a junior in school
i love working with the women of our church and our youth group

I love God incidences...He did great things through our women by very methodically building a special needs program at our church...and it's still growing...we're still listening.

enjoyed your blog...it gave me energy to go face my kitchen and the eggplant parmesan that will soon be on the table

come again, any time. I know I'll be returning...

Susan said...

Oh what exciting news!!

I'm so happy for you. God is up to something really wonderful.

I'm so glad I stopped by tonight.

Thanks for being such a blessing to me~