Last night was the first night of our Women’s Bible Study on Gideon. Over thirty women showed up to have their heart and head filled with this powerful lesson and my heart is so full of joy (with a bit of anxiousness thrown in for good measure) for these upcoming weeks. I know that we are going to be blessed by this study and it is going to call us to action.
At the start of the evening, I was so nervous that I was absolutely sure I had made a mistake for stepping out and facilitating this study. I thought to myself, “What have I done and why in the world am I up here in front of these women?” The room was FULL of women way more qualified than I. I began to second guess the stirring in my spirit and that’s when I really got nervous. I was worried that my feet were going to fail, technically I was worried about the clarity of my thought, but you get the point. Once I refocused on the One I need stay focused on, my spirit calmed. Then I was able to relax and enjoy the evening and soak in the worship (thanks to my wonderful husband and the great worship band) and the moving video message. It is definitely a process and He didn’t call me to be perfect (thankfully). He called me to step out and serve these ladies over the next seven weeks. He has met me here, this I know.
I hope the other ladies felt it too. I hope they came and felt welcomed and felt His presence. I hope they know that they have a call placed on them that is unique for this season of their life. I hope they have the courage to say yes and take that step out in full obedience. The waters can be scary some time, but he doesn’t call us without equipping us.
I have an addiction to a song right now. I heard it for the first time back in October at Passion City Church when Rod and I went on our no kids weekend to Atlanta. A couple of weeks later, a friend sent the YouTube link to me. I liked it then, but for whatever reason, I didn’t download it until a couple of days ago. It is Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. It speaks to me at this point, right here, right where I am at. I have included the YouTube link below.