Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great is the Lord!

Psalm 145:3

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.

On Friday I came home from two glorious days with my husband. Last week was his birthday and what did he want? Me... alone ... for two days and one night (well, he would have loved longer than that, but we did what we could - ha!!). The older two boys kept the littles for us. I don't think they can ever top that gift to us!! What an incredible job they did to make those two days so special for their sisters. Third guy down got to stay with grandparents, which was great fun for him! :)

This little get-a-way was perfect timing as we are seeking the Lord about the future. We've had so many changes in our lives over the last couple of years. Personally, I'm seeking the Lord for wisdom in what His vision is for me as a wife/mom/servant. Through the years I have learned that isn't always going to look the same. What's most important though is that I am seeking HIM and being obedient each day with what He's given me to do.

For a couple of years now I've been desiring to receive more training with speaking/writing. God continues to give me great opportunities to serve Him in this way ..... but I don't just want to write and speak .... I want to communicate WELL. I want to grow and be stretched and challenged. I long to gather with other women with those same passions and learn from each other. I also am really seeking wisdom on how that is to look for me. A wife and mom in my current season of life. I long to talk to other women that have walked a similar journey and get insight from them. I want accountability in my life so that I keep things in balance.

I knew there was JUST the place to receive this kind of training. I blogged about it here. Well, Friday evening when we came home and I opened up the email from She Speaks I was just in total SHOCK. I actually read the email a half dozen times just to be sure I was reading it correctly.

She Speaks Conference "Congratulations!! You are one of our She Speaks scholarship winners!!"

To be honest, I was just dumbfounded. "Me, Lord??? You, would do this for me? You know my desire to serve you and you would be so KIND as to provide in this way????? It's really true that you know every detail of our lives and that we have no money for this conference, yet you would see fit to take care of that? You have plans to train, stretch, grow and equip me for this next chapter of my life?" Yep, that's pretty much what the conversation {in my head} looked like as I stared at the computer screen. I sat there with a trembling heart just trying to comprehend the goodness of the Lord.

The journey isn't quite complete. I still need a plane ticket. I'm thinking God must have a plan for that, if He's provided a scholarship for me to go. I must choose to trust Him. And be faithful today with what He's given me to do.

Are you in a season of needing to trust Him? Is there something going on in your life that you can't make happen on your own? Maybe it's a hurting child that is struggling. Maybe you're in the thick of trusting God for funds on your adoption journey. Maybe your husband is crippled with depression that you just can't change or make better. Maybe you aren't sure where next month's groceries are gonna come from. Our Heavenly Father wants us to trust Him. Sometimes we grow weary in the process. I think of our house that didn't sell month after month which turned into years. It didn't have a happy ending. He is STILL worthy of our trust. THAT TOO is part of His perfect plan.

Lord, how I want to trust you ALWAYS. Thank you for your patience with me, along this journey. You are so kind and faithful.


  1. Congratulations!! God is an awesome God!

  2. Congratulations! Our God is just so good, isn't He!

  3. Congratulations, Shelly! What exciting news!

  4. COngratulations!! The Lord is truly awesome in the ways He provides for us. I am praying about going this year, but waiting patiently in Him, to see if this is the time for me.
    By the way you have a beautiful family! :)
    Have a blessed week!

  5. Congrats, Shelly! How awesome for the Lord to provide in such a way. I'll be praying that He drops that airline ticket right on your doorstep.;-)