Monday, August 31, 2009

Jes Pontificates about Nothing

I often wonder, as I write this blog, is it's purpose being fulfilled?

Several women whom I admire deeply, have encouraged me to keep blogging through everything. They tell me that it helps you to know where I am , and how I'm doing.

They tell me that there are lessons for all of us through this.

You know, what I'm learning, is that it feels like I'm alone through it all. I know in my head that I'm not.

Yet, that's how it feels.

I suppose it's because I've gone and decided once again where I think God needs me..instead of just listening to him and following His full direction.

I keep trying to accomplish things for Him, that maybe just aren't in His plans for me.

Ever been in that place?

Am I honoring God and obeying Him in the steps I'm taking, or am I just in the way...messing up a better plan that He has?

A dear friend, a rock of a friend, was reflecting with me tonight about the ladies leadership study that we just wrapped up...a powerful, strong, POW! kind of study.

She was so sweet, and said, "God DID THAT THROUGH YOU, JES!"

And all I could say was, "Wow. What a privilege!"

I mean think about that for a minute, the HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Awesome God of the Universe reaches down for even a moment and decides that one of us is going to be called to do anything for Him...for His glory....

It leaves me dumbfounded.

We have 23 women signed up to come to "Sweeter Than Chocolate" starting OCT. 1....we're going to eat up that book, Psalm 119....pray that the women of our church just fall in love with learning to study the word of God for themselves....that it will make them want to go deeper and deeper.

Status update:

I went to Church today, and saw many of the dear people I love there. A friend of mine joined me, and it was so sweet to hug her neck and pray for her....and cry with her. I love her so.

Then we gorged ourselves at The Good Egg, and I came home and took about a 4 hour I go back to rest...but not before a shot. Ugh.

We're in survival mode, if you want to know the will get better...but that's where we are right now.

I need more people to pray for...I take a shot every day, you know!

C'mon...comment anonymously if you need to....just keep those names for salvation coming to me.

Love you all..


Paula said...

Jes, I've already asked you to pray for my brother Richard (can't tell you how much I'll appreciate those prayers), but since you've asked :)

Could you please add Chuck, Jo, Rick & their families to your list? God knows who they are, & they desperately need Him. They are so precious to me . . .

Thank you, Jes, for asking; for blogging; for sharing; for loving; for persevering, in Jesus' Name. You are loved and prayed for!


Janan Kash said...

I can't help but think of all those years David was being chased by Saul and his men - how he was constantly in fear for his life. Where would we be without all of those psalms he wrote during those times when he was suffering and literally running for his life? His cries and praises to God have been recorded for us.

I think that's what we all have in mind when we ask you to write, so that through you, we too can know "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 have received from God." (2 Corin 1:3-4)

Praying for you as you pray for others,


chandy said...

Reading your random "pontifications" reminds us to pray for you, too!

And I also just like getting to know you more. So I'd say your blog is definitely fulfilling its purpose!

Deb said...

Here’s my vote…keep blogging your life through your fingers.

I keep giving thanks, for your blog; it’s not because your great…although you really are. Jes, it’s because you are revealing, through your blog, what God is doing in and through you!

And a plus, and a huge one, I found Precept’s through your blog, and that is the most awesome way to study the Word of God!

Love, Deb

Jes said...

I love you all!

Thank you for your words of encouragement!

Today was a good day, and I praise God for that. :)

I love you still...