Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Still Celebrating...

Welcome to the blog!  Yes I am still celebrating...I am a girl who likes to have fun!

Last week I remember praying out to Jesus and asking Him...

Please Lord help me to truly soak in all of this...help me to truly get it down to the heart of the matter that You are good all the time!

I struggle celebrating Him being good all the time when things feel not so easy, fun and good!

Do you?

For today the celebrating has a whole new meaning to me!

Friends as I sit on the eve of a speaking engagement for tomorrow night...



I am weak.

I am tired.

I am empty.

I am not perfectly prepared. (Its a pride thing my friends!)

I am not needed by God!

Its that last one that really tends to step on my pretty pride shoes.  I know some of you are yelling right along with the celebration...

Yeah she is finally getting it!

Getting it?

Maybe not fully.

Celebrating?

Yes, I am celebrating a God who is graceful and loving and gentle enough to remind me today...my purpose!

To be in relationship with Him.

That's it!

And that's MORE than enough.

And that purpose I am still celebrating!

8 comments:

From the Heart said...

I will be praying for all of you. I look forward to hearing what you experience at this conference. Would love to be able to do what you do, write the way you do, but then God calls us to different areas in our walk with Him.
Blessings, AE

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Praying for you, Nichole. Your heart is prepared -- you'll do great!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen!

Cindy said...

As you have reminded me at times...It's about HIM ~ not you:)
Remember you are speaking to an audience of one! THE ONE!!
I will be praying ~ God will speak through you!
Can't wait to celebrate with you as you share what He does!

Kimberly said...

I am always amazed at how the times I feel least prepared...the times I feel like maybe I presented the worst...are the times HE has gotten to shine the brightest.

There was actually one time when I was leading my group of Table Shepherds for MOPS, God sent me unprepared according to my standards...and you know what, that is the meeting that some of the ladies still talk about. Because it was so, so, so Him. And it's still a little humbling and still something I laugh about to myself...cause it's how it should be...they remember Him...not me. It was a favorite meeting of theirs. :) NOT one of the ones I spent HOURS preparing. :)

But then I rejoice because I got the privilege of being His instrument that day. YOU are His instrument. The instrument He has CHOSEN for these specific purposes. Praying for you and knowing you will be a blessing...because you are full of the greatest blessing ever...HIM!!!
Love you!
K :)

Anonymous said...

Sweet Nichole, may He be everywhere inside you. May His words flow right out of your mouth tonight, as only He knows the hearts'u will be speaking to! Abiding in His sweet presence, Lori

Lori said...

PS Wow, just wanted you to know I barely read your post this evening-just in time lift a prayer up for you! (I was typing on my phone, above) which kept my words to a minimum! haha

Those lucky & blessed gals this evening! May the Jesus inside you, just woo them! Love, hugs, & prayers coming your way! Lori

Irritable Mother said...

I 'get' you, Nichole.
Truly.
I trust the speaking engagement went well - that God was glorified in you!

Love to you,
Karen