Today I want share an Adventure that God is taking me on.
When I heard, and soaked in the story of Abraham, I started asking God for my own Adventure.
I asked a little hesitantly at first, knowing that I’m not an adventurous girl. I was a little afraid. I know that many times when we ask God for something, He gives it in a way that causes us to depend on Him. Sometimes asking Him for an adventure is just asking for it, if you get my meaning.
I knew that I wanted what Abraham had. I wanted that friendship with God, that unafraid dependence that brings us places we wouldn’t dare to go on our own.
Then, one day, almost a year later, I got an email. “We were wondering if you would be interested in speaking at our retreat.” Now remember who they’re talking to : Miss introvert, Average Housewife, who has a hard time keeping the small talk going, let alone talking in front of a group of people.
When I read that email, I had an amazing reaction. Peace.
That peace could not come from anywhere else, but God. I know this, because my normal reaction would be, an anxious, quick no. I know I’m not a good speaker and I don’t feel ready. I’m a nobody. I’m the last person that I would suggest to speak to anybody. I usually feel like Moses did when God asked him to talk to Pharaoh.
Exodus 6:12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”
But God is good at working through the little nobodies. Abraham, David, Mary… the list is endless as is His power.
Through this God-given peace and trusting in His strength, I had no other answer, but yes.
So, here I am God, ready for you to use me.
The retreat is coming up soon and I have already seen God’s hand working. I look forward to seeing His plan worked out (though my knees are knocking just a little bit).
If you think of it, will you pray for me?