Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spiritual Sunday "Faithful"

 Thanks to Charlotte and Ginger for always hosting these aweomse times of Spiritual Sunday 

"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see." Corrie Ten Boone (The Hiding Place)

I struggled to write this post. Nothing would come to me. The week's been slow...nothing major happened....just everyday mundane things... Still....inside...I feel it...that hope....and peace....a sense He's there...in my corner. 

Today I had to pick up a cheque from a bookstore that had sold some of my books. My youngest and I had been goofy around. In fun...she jumped on my back and pulled something out of whack...causing excruciating pain...so much so....I thought I better stay home. But there was a niggling to go. I'm glad I did. 

When I got there...the woman at the cash handed me the money and asked what book I wrote. She found it....read the back and said...you've been through alot. I waited. Then she opened up...told me she's struggling with something....and wondered where God was...why was He being silent. We talked. Before I left.....she said my coming into the store was Him answering her....showing He really was in her corner.

Yesterday.....a woman called....asked if I would speak to their women's group in March....70 women. I said yes. I'm not a speaker....and pretty much a chicken. But I promised Him I would go wherever He wanted.....tell my story whoever needed to hear it. I hung up the phone thinking....I have no idea how I'm going to stand up and speak in front of all those people.....but somehow I will.

I can't explain this kind of love....this kind of grace.....From the moment my life began....You have been faithful....

38 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Hi Sarah, It is wonderful to hear how God continually uses your story to bless others.
Happy Spiritual Sunday!

Andrea said...

You are not going to do it....HE is..just as HE has been doing! Your part is to be obedient and HE will continue to do through you what HE has called you to do!

I praise GOD for your continued obedience! GOD BLESS YOU, sweet friend!

Hugs,
andrea

Jingle said...

Glad that you finally did post.

Blessings,
hope you well...

Karen said...

I am excited about all the doors God is opening for you. Where ever you go, Father, Son and Holy Spirit have you covered!!

Nana Jul said...

I'm so sorry you hurt your back. I will be praying for a QUICK recovery! I think it's so cool when you know you are nudged...and then GOD shows up huge...I love that! And I totally agree with Andrea...God will do it...Jesus will give you the words to speak at the womans conference..He will ROCK that place!! You will see it with your own eyes. Love ya sister!
Julie

Ginny said...

What a story of the way God leads! I had a real problem with public speaking, used to be scared to death! Just be prepared with notes about what you will say, and rely on that. Once you do it once or twice, it really does come easy. If this is where Gos has led you, then he knows you will be good at it. Remember Moses?

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Hi Sarah, God will give you His words to say just like he gave you for the lady in the store.
Your obedience will be greatly rewarded.
Thank you for being an inspiration for all of us.
Blessings,
Annette

Ruth said...

How wonderful to know God is using your story to touch many lives... I'm sure God will anoint you and give you the right words to speak. will be praying...

Love,
Ruth

Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

I am a witness that God is faithful. :)

Finally Free said...

Hi Sarah,
I can relate... a chicken used by God. That sounds like a good blog title. (smile)

When I spoke (the one time I did) He took a chicken and made me an eagle that day. My husband still talks about how good it went. Absolutely amazing to me!

You are going to touch many, Sarah. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Stuff could always be worse said...

Congrats! I do know the feeling of being a chicken...You are doing wonderful things
kim

Amrita said...

God is using you to minister to others . The meeting will also be a blessing.

Gayle said...

It is amazing when something like this happens isn't it? You will speak with inspiration and that will be what will strengthen you. I can't wait to hear how it goes and how you are used!

Cinner said...

His Sarah, you are such an inspiration., I think there was a reason that you went into the store, God knew you were needed. It is wonderful how you are giving so many people hope. You will do awesome, once you get on stage you will soar. hugs.

Cindy Adkins said...

It is a pure JOY, Sarah, to see this enfoldment!!! I am so excited and know you will do a fabulous job...and people NEED your message of hope and survival...because you are a walking representation that healing exists--what a message of hope for so many.
More miracles to come, I am certain!!!
Love,
Cindy

Clif said...

"...but somehow I will." Yes! Yes, you will. I'm excited about how God is using you in such a wonderful way. In High School we were required to give book reports. I made good grades on the written ones but failed the oral ones because I refused to give them. I preached for 47 years. God will enable you to do what he calls you to do.

Wanda's Wings said...

Sorry you hurt your back. I hope you get better soon. Sounds like God is really using you. I wish I had your courage. I sure that would speed the healing process. Bless you always. Wanda

Cathy said...

A beautiful song and video ~ I'm sorry you hurt your back. Praying for healing and that God will anoint you and give you wisdom as you share your story.

Donnie said...

That was lovely. Hope you'll be able to go where He leads you and your back will be better.

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

You open my heat up to His love. Sarah, I salute to you!

RCUBEs said...

You are so encouraging not only to those you meet but also to us here. It is your willingness to follow Him that inspires me, no matter how tough or whatever circumstances you're facing, you're just ready to go when He wants you to. God bless you sister and may you always remain strong in His mighty power.

Carol said...

Sarah,
Your posts are always a blessing.

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Your post just confirms God's Word in 2 Corinthians 2. We suffer and God comforts us in our suffering, so that we can comfort others who are suffering with the same comfort the Lord gave us. It works everytime. Thanks for sharing and God bless, Dr. Bobbi

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This gave me the chills, yes I'm sure the Lord sent you there for her. I hope your back is feeling better soon.
God Bless you,
Ginger

char72 said...

My goodness, Sarah, you are such an inspiration to so many. Thank you for blessing us with your experiences.
Charlotte

Joan said...

God had you in that store at that time for a reason. I'm thankful you are willing to submit to His will and as a result, many lives are being touched.

Blessings,
Joan

Jan said...

Yes the quote so true, no matter how abandoned we felt at the time, as we look back we see His plan.
And God has you at that meeting for His purpose, many will be blessed. Look forward to the account of it.
Trusting your back feeling better by now.
Blessings,
Jan

Velvet Over Steel said...

How awesome, Sarah!! God does want you to speak to those women and I know you will be fantastic!! So cool of you being there for the woman at the bookstore. You know he wanted you to go.. I have no doubt about God putting in those situations where we can either or both, help someone else or be helped, get the message and/or support that we need! :-) So proud of you!! Have a Wonderful week!!!!
Hugs & much Love your way,
Coreen xoxoxo

NanE said...

Hi Sarah! Interesting how many things I have read today are about God ALWAYS being there for us. Thank you for sharing and thank you for praying for Rachel. Have a wonderful week, Nan

Crystal Mary said...

Oh Sarah, Your name means Princess and you are one. Humble and grace of heart. xxx

Dena E's Blog said...

Oh Sweet Sis,, you will be so Awesome then ats a speaker for Him just like you are now... Filled with His Mighty Magnificent Spirit!!!
What a blessings you are to my heart Sis!!!
Blessings and Love from our precious LORD above~~~Hugs Dena

MTJ said...

Hi Sarah,

You bless and encourage with your words! I do hope your back feels better, get some rest.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Hi Sarah, what a joy when God uses us like that! Awesome! And CONGRATULATIONS on winning the short story contest through Tyndale College and World Vision. HOORAY! :) :) :) Have a blessed week!

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Blessings Sarah! Hope your back is healed in Jesus name and much better!

Always a JOY to hear the good news in your life and how God is using you and blessing you and others through your sharing and obedience. He can work out and complete all things for good and HE WILL as you continue to step out and obey. It will come (I don't think you need to worry!) Indeed HE IS FAITHFUL! You're not a chicken, you have wings like an eagle.

Again, another congratulations for you for the contest you won. It's such a blessing to hear how your gift of writing inspires and keeps on flowing! yeah!!! (thanks Tyndale College and World Vision for noticing and awarding Sarah, she does deserve a double portion of God, as He restores what the enemy tried to do!) Bless her mightily, O Lord!

Thanks for the "hi" and linking up. You have a great family and entourage supporting your literary quality! I love the JOY you share with your kids and now us as God uses you! It's so exciting to catch of glimpse of our Father's faithfulness and grace over you. Thank you for sharing... beautiful video and song!

Thank You Lord for every experience that You are giving Sarah and the wisdom of Corrie Ten Boome's quote that she chose and is living as You prepare her for the future!

Peace and JOY,
Peggy
(*Nice surprise to see you and that you linked up... thanks! Hope you enjoyed a SUPER SONday!)

Anita Johnson said...

I'm so glad that you had an opportunity to talk with the women in the store! I was dealing with a bout of anxiety about 10 years ago and a women shared her struggle and triumph over a similar problem she had. I still haven't forgotten her kind words.

daylily777 said...

I pray your back is better . I know He will provide you with strength for everything He calls you to do .I love the song, He is faithful !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Lisa notes... said...

Sarah,
I know you will do just FINE on your speaking engagement. Because you share from the heart. We all need that. What a blessing you will be. You're so open to God's leading...

Hugs,
Lisa

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Isn't it so amazing how God always uses the little things, the things we think are insignificant in life, like our daily errands in the day, to get us to His will. Such a great story! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by to comment on my blog, as well! :)