Monday, March 7, 2011

Exciting Opportunity - She Speaks Scholarships!

She Speaks Conference

Just last week I was sharing about the She Speaks conference that is taking place this summer in NC. Well, today they started announcing their scholarship contests! Like I shared in my other SHE SPEAKS post, even though God has already shown me one way He is providing for this opportunity, there's a lot left of the picture. When I pray about this conference I can't help but see what a great fit it is with where God has brought me in speaking/writing ministry.

I truly believe that God doesn't allow things into our lives without using them for His glory and to minister to others. God has allowed a lot in my life, but with a purpose. I find great encouragement in 1 Cor 3-5.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ."

You see, when we have KNOWN and EXPERIENCED the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, we have something to share. It gives us a message of hope and healing for the hurting, no matter what they've been through. He comforts us so that we will know how to comfort others!

As the Lord continues to provide opportunities to share about the hope and healing found in Him, I want more than ever to GROW, learn and be better equipped. There is both a speaking and writing tract in this amazing conference. Both would be extremely beneficial. Decisions ... decisions. :) There's only one thing keeping me from being there. A little mountainous thing called funds. I say "little", because for God that truly is a little thing. I say "mountainous", because I can't help but think back to all the ways God has provided in the past. We used up all the funds we had {and then a bunch} to our earthly names when we said "yes" to God twice with adoption. Never have we regretted those decisions. We'll never forget how God so faithfully sustained us through months of unemployment and we waited for a house to sell for two years in a crashing economy {of which ended in horrible loss}.

We serve a God who is more concerned about the big picture and what He's doing in and through us than obstacles. In fact it's through these experiences that He allows us to relate to others when they, too, go through trials. I want to be obedient to Him concerning that. I want to be faithful. This conference would help equip me in those areas immensely.

The winners are announced this Friday!! :) I'd love your prayers, friends!! Many of you have encouraged me deeply on this journey of writing/speaking ministry. Thank you!

3 comments:

  1. Praying you a miracle, sweet friend!

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  2. Stoping by via She Speaks, Great post! I would love to go too! I am on a mission to meet as many Christian women with a heart for God I can.
    Wishing you Blessings and Luck.
    I hope you will stop by
    www.artnsoulbydeborah.com and meet me too!
    Many Blessings, Deborah
    May God make a way for both of us to attend this life changing conference.

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  3. I am praying for you.

    Best wishes as you share the compassion, hope and healing power of our Lord!

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