Next week I’m going to have my first speaking engagement. While this is something I’m very excited about and I know it is the path God is leading me on, it is very intimidating. I’ve been having my support group praying for me while I’m writing, preparing, and when I’ll be speaking. If you want to, you may also pray for me now and from 11:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Thursday, February 12th.
My prayers this week, needless to say, have been centered on God giving me the message for Thursday; but, also, today I asked Him go give me the message for updating this post. As I turned on my computer, there is a sheet of paper with a devotional from the Daily Word for March 6, 1997. Let me quote it here:
“You comfort me, God, with your loving, light-filled presence. God, whenever I need comfort, YOU are there with me to uplift me and to give me strength. Your loving presence fills me, relieving every longing of my heart. I am ready for whatever this day may bring.
You are always with me, GOD-even when I am least aware of YOU. Then, ever so gently, I begin to feel YOUR presence. YOU are the voice of compassion I hear, the encouraging smile of a friend, the words of love spoken-just what I need when I need it.
So, whatever happens today, I know that YOU are right there with me, encouraging me and reminding me of what I may have forgotten:
I AM ABLE TO SUCCEED.
You see in me what I may not always be able to see in myself: I am an expression of YOUR divine spirit. YOU AND I ARE ONE.”
My, oh my, the way He choses to speak to me astounds me and comforts me. Thank you, Lord, for WE ARE ONE!!
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