Monday, December 8, 2008

A "Gala" Event It Was!

Do you think the church sexton was pleased as punch today when he had to clean up the mess from those boas? Hope not...because we had such a blast at the Gala yesterday! Y'all....thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the prayers and good thoughts that you blessed us with!! God is soooo good! This event was truly covered in prayer. You** Know** Who tried to throw some wrenches into our plans, but God didn't allow it! I was not even nervous when I began to speak! I wasn't even shaking! Woohoo!

The girls above are part of our Leadership Team. They are just awesome! One even shared her testimony when we were introducing ourselves and telling about the various ministries that our church would be providing. It was totally unexpected except God had deemed it in His perfect timing. She is new to our church and is just darling. Up until a few months ago, her husband was not a believer. She had prayed and prayed that he would accept Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Still....nothing. Then, she attended a retreat with our church in Atlanta (a Beth Moore event!!). She and another girl on our team roomed together and were talking about the situation. The other gal shared with her and asked her some specific questions about her prayers. Long story short, the prayers were changed to allow God to work on her husband's heart in His way and His timing. This scripture from Isaiah 55 :8-9 popped into my head as she was sharing yesterday. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." How many times do we want to do it our way and in our timing? I do...almost all the time! I have so much growing to do in that area of my life. By the way, her husband DID become a Christian! There was not a dry eye in that sanctuary when she finished talking!

Again, thank you for covering this event in your prayers. I knew that y'all were praying and that gave me His perfect peace.

Many Blessings,


Gotta Run said...

I must have a pink boa!!! I love it!!

Loved the trails with you on Saturday. See you for the pain/track session on Wed.

Love the story.

Yolanda said...

Oh, thank You Father!

What a memory building time for the ladies that came to participate!


Joyful said...

Victory in Jesus! Praising the Lord with you for all He has done!

Love ya,

On Purpose said...

Praise God for girls who wear pink and praise His name while doing so. Susan thank you for this report...knowing God is getting all the glory!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

That scripture from Isaiah and thus the name of my blog becomes more and more meaningful the more "confused" I get over my life. The reasoning being that the more I don't understand the whys and hows of my life, the more I see it's in His ways and most of the time we do not know His ways. I do not know how He would ever resurrect a dead marriage but I KNOW He can do and He desires to do it. I have to believe He desires it according to what His Word says. I have to.

Thank you for sharing about these ladies and especially the miracle of life the one gal shared. Not only her life but also her husband's in GOD'S time. Praise the Lord. He is good. I have to remember that even when I doubt His Hand because I can't see it.
Love you, Susan,

Chatty Kelly said...

Praise God for his wonderful gifts and wonderful timing!

So happy for you all.

Chatty Kelly said...

Praise God for his wonderful gifts and wonderful timing!

So happy for you all.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

So glad your time together was blessed! Jackie

Edie said...

I'm so glad it went well! And thank you for that bit of the testimony. It was an encouragement. You all look so cute in your fluffy pink boas. :D

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Love the Boas! :) Great picture!

Delighted and rejoicing in God's goodness to, in and through you and your team and all the ladies there!

Hugs to you!

Oz Runner said...

Hello from Kansas..I stumbled on your blog and enjoyed reading some of it....really like the Hebrews verse on there about running with endurance...keep running the race!

Susan said...

Hey Susan,

Sounds like you all had such a wonderful time at your women's event.

Thanks for sharing this with us!


KelliGirl said...

I just LOVE it! You are too cool for words! I am so exicted for you and the awesome ministry you're starting. I'm praying that God's pour His Spirit out on it.

Can't wait to hear about the great things that are going to happen in the coming months!