Have you eve experienced something so impactful that you KNEW you would never be the same? Tonight I did. As a part of a ministry thrust, I joined some sisters I know and love, and we volunteered with a wonderful organization called Elijah Rising (Go see: www.elijahrising.org). One of our sisters previously participated and brought back an amazing report each time. This month, the date was blocked off in my calendar and reserved just for this event. While I am no stranger to community service, or the concept of outreach, this was different.
My heart began to tear for a lot of issues, ESPECIALLY certain issues concerning women, two years ago. I had a very candid conversation with my NAOMI and she shared a documentary with me called NEFARIOUS. The result was pain and tears. My eyes hurt, my heart hurt, my mouth formed the words, “how could this happen” countless times. I made the “mistake” of praying a prayer that my NAOMI prayed, “Lord break my heart for what breaks Yours”. SoO MUCH heaviness! Conversely, there was also a cloak of fear, thoughts of insufficiency, and weakness. Self-talk that included theories that lead to the belief that one wasn’t enough, that I wasn’t enough. As if I asked God to cancel each of these thoughts out, 2015 showed up and put on a show and tell. God allowed life’s fly balls to show me just how capable I was. (Never discount the fact that the person you think is strong still needs encouragement). This has been the toughest season to date; however I am still standing. Rather, I have learned when to kneel. I have not lived these thirty-one years and succeeded because I am so awesome. God is awesome and allows me to reflect Him.
Tonight, I was stationed in the WAR ROOM, interceding for the teams that deployed and those on the phones. Talk about empowering! There was intercession, without regard for your personal hang-ups (because you’ve turned those over already!). The feedback from the street teams actually touching those in need. Word applied. I am humbled to have volunteered tonight. I am excited because there are other projects coming. Very soon I will have information about ways WE/You can assist Elijah Rising and it’s mission from WHEREEVER you are.
Never forget that one person with courage can change the world. Your personal contribution of seed, time, or service, can be multiplied when turned over to Christ.
With a full heart and an humble spirit,