Just a few thoughts real quick before I shake my hair out of this towel and climb into bed:
1. How many of you can say that you’ve been in a 4 and 1/2 hour long staff meeting–and loved every minute of it? And have another staff meeting first thing in the morning, and are actually looking forward to it?
I just have to say that this group of people I get to work with every day is amazing–definitely a group knit together by the Lord’s own hands! Each one is vibrant and gifted–and yet each one is unique from the others, everyone brings something different to the table. No one has to worry about edging around someone else’s prickly edges for fear of offending them. Our times together are filled with joy and laughter–and lots of bold praying. Everyone is genuine. There is so much mutual encouragement, inspiration, good-natured humor. I love each and every one of you and am so glad I know you!
(How many people can write that kind of paragraph about their job and coworkers? I feel so blessed and humbled.)
2. Don’t pray for something with boldness and utter faith unless you really want the Lord to hear and blatantly answer that prayer. Because He will answer it. I’ve seen it right in front of my eyes in the past few weeks–and it’s amazing! There have been some supernatural things going on around here lately . . . there’s just no other explanation for it. I’ve seen people brought to the Lord in remarkable ways–people who had pretty much been given up on in human terms.
3. I don’t think it should be windy like Wyoming in Colorado. Ever. And I don’t think it should ever snow on a Thursday night (or any other night of the week) in May (May!!). Ever.
4. Giveaway coming up in the near-ish future! We beat a previous record–more hits in one day than ever before (actually doubled the previous record!) Yesterday was a busy day on this blog! (Who’d ever know that a poll on Peanut Butter would bring the masses?)
5. I was praying this evening and really asking God to take me outside of my comfort zone. I don’t want to ever be at a place where I’ve plateaued and just . . . stay there. I don’t ever want to become complacent. I refuse to be “ok” with where I’m at. Endless frontier! Like I said earlier, Don’t pray for something unless you truly want God to answer that prayer. He’s taking me outside of my comfort zone already–and I prayed that prayer not even two hours ago! Conviction, you are painful–and yet so wonderful because I know that it is God refining this self of mine and refining me with His fire! Within minutes after I prayed that prayer this evening, He poked at something in my life–something that I never really equated with “being in my comfort zone”. But, as soon as it was brought up, oh yes . . . definitely not something I’m going to be exceptionally comfortable with branching out into. It would seem so silly and paltry and stupid if I were to mention here what this thing is–and it totally wasn’t the answer I was looking for. Seems such a strange thing, but . . . there’s no doubt it needs to be dealt with. It’s a huge weak spot in my life that I had never even realized had anything at all to do with . . . anything. But it does!
So, it will be dealt with post-haste–that breach will be built up without delay. Comfortable or not, I will not balk!
6. “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake.” Ps. 115:1