Oh How I Love Me a Banquet
UPDATE: Thank you so much for your prayers and sweet emails of encouragement! The banquets are now over and I can not express to each church whom I was blessed to serve this weekend how much I enjoyed spending the time with you. I love God’s Word more than life and it is a privilege to open it wide and meditate on its wonders together.
Praying God’s blessings on each and every one of my new girlfriends I met this weekend!
Just popping in for a moment because I am majorly coveting your prayers!
I am so excited that in a few hours I’ll be heading to my friend, Lisa-Writes’, church to speak at their women’s banquet. The theme absolutely rocks – Taste of Italy. I can’t wait to see what all they’ve done to incorporate that into the night. Don’t you just love being a woman? You would think at some point that one church’s banquet would more or less look like another’s but I’ve yet to be disappointed at how each groups unique personality shines in their women’s events.
Tomorrow afternoon I’m headed over to speak for my girlfriend Carrie’s church. Several of the women there are great ballfield friends and a few even attended our church’s retreat a few weeks back. There is nothing like living in a community where there is truly sisterhood among the churches. I love these girls and can not wait to hang out with them for the night!
So back to the prayer. I always get nervous. Always. Would you pray that the Lord Jesus settle His Spirit over mine? That He would envelope my words with His? That the girls at these two events would leave infused with a little more courage to be Steady Ones for those coming along behind them? I feel the power of prayer when I’m trying to communicate a message God has placed on my heart but I’m also aware of the confusion that Satan uses for interference. Pray I’d be clear-headed and focused and that my heart would not fail. As anxious as I can get in my humanness, there is one promise to which I cling – I can fail but God can not. I believe in Him for a modern-day Pentecost where women will hear in their language what their spirit needs to be energized.
Thank you in advance for the prayers I know you’ll whisper on my behalf. What a wonderful group of girlfriends you are!
Praying for you!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it. The Tast of Italy, I love that idea. I have a good friend who married an Italian man and her mom-in-law passed down her recipes to her. Let me tell you that my friend can cook and she caters parties all the time! I know God will bless you as you speak to His women!!
I pray for you daily and have done so today but will again with your specific needs for this day. I love you
Praying for you and your words and your heart — that God would shine mightily through the cracks in your jar.
Also praying for me, because I’m a tad jealous of all those women.
Sorry I missed the speech…but you can know I prayed for you from the soccer match! Enjoyed our chat, brief as it was…sorry for being the downer! :-)
Prayers are flying upward for you!
You already know that He has given you as a prayer assignment to me. (I love my job.) Besides that, all of your bloggy friends (above) are holding you up. Just be “Lisa” and those women are in for an awesome dose of God! (I’m jealous of them ;)
How did it go? What did you speak about?
I know that everything went great and can’t wait to hear all about it!
p.s. I said a prayer for you when I got your text, but didn’t want to text back, just in case you had your phone on in the church! ( i didn’t get it right away!)
I’m checking in too late, but I’ll pray anyway. Can’t wait to hear how it all went.
Lisa you are in my prayers…
Oh, what a wonderful time we had! You did an incredible job! I felt God’s Holy Spirit! The words He gave you, touched me so!
Thanks for giving to the Lord!
Lisa, you did a great job on Sat. night. It was good to see you again. Thank you for coming.
Outstanding job!!! I so needed to hear that message from God. Thanks for being His vessel!
Love You Dearly!
Lisa….you certainly did do a great job Saturday night…and I loved the introduction to your family…..it was so nice to meet ‘ya….