Leaving on a Jet Plane
So maybe it’s more like a crop duster than a jet but this morning, I’m flying out to Oklahoma to teach a retreat to a darlin’ bunch of girls from Grace Church of NW Arkansas. (They are on the border of Arkansas/Oklahoma hence all the state-hopping.)
I wanted to tell you more leading up but I’m just flat out of time so I’ll try to share some pics when I get back. I covet your prayers. First that the Lord would cleanse my heart and my prone-to-wander mouth. But mostly I pray for these girls. None of us ever goes on a journey such as this without expecting to hear a specific word from God. Satan has long tried to keep me focused on my own abilities (or lack thereof) guaranteeing a roller coaster of emotions on my part if I feel I didn’t say the right thing. (It normally comes in the form of calling myself all manner of idiot when I’m done.) BUT, God has done a hard-fought, transforming work to bring me to a place of full confidence in HIS ability to use stammering lips coupled with His Word to change hearts. So, if I ramble, may it be in scripture and not stupidity. And, Dear Jesus, above all may you be glorified and may we all be changed. (Hi Grace Girls! Aren’t you so glad you’ve asked me to come? :)
Okay, gotta run. Thank you so much for your encouragement and support. I love you all, Homies and Non-Homies alike. :)
GO LISA GO!!!
You CAN do it!
Praying you bless and feel blessed!
Have fun, girl! You will ROCK!
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to meet you in person in just a FEW HOURS! I hope you are ready for our rowdy bunch. :)
Just kidding, our ladies rock. And there will be plenty of Chocolate.
You go sweet woman! In the empowering truth of Jesus Christ! I am asking Him right now to continue to give you last minute clarity on any of those notes and transitions, to give you a supernatural love for those girls, and a spirit of humility in Him.
[I too can beat myself up so much after something like this, and for me, it is a sin of pride/false humility as if I mattered enough to mess something up…God is so much bigger than the broken vessels we are!] May He be sweet to you as you serve Him in our frailties!
He HAS already given you everything you need for life and godliness – that includes this weekend!
Praying for you with an Amen to Shelly’s prayer!
Our group of ladies are really looking forward to the retreat. I trust you’re going to share exactly what God would have them hear. My wife, Julie, will be there. A bunch of us guys will be praying for you.
Praying for a great conference and safe travel.
Oh how I wish I could be there! I know that God will bless your work. He loves for us to talk about Him! blessings, marlene
Agree with Shelly!! You go and do the thang! :)
Praying God will be glorified and that each heart will be transformed!! Love you!
Praying you through! I know God will do a mighty work through you! Thanks for being so real and so very ….. LISA. Love you chick!
You will be 1/2 of a state away from me :) I’m in central Oklahoma!
Have a wonderful time!
Amen and Amen! This Non-Homie loves you and will be praying for ya!
Oh what a treat these ladies are in for! Have fun. Keep smiling with Jesus. And bless their socks off girl!
Hugs to you!
I’m agreeing with Shelly’s prayer as well! I pray He shows up big-time!
Much love from another Non-Homie but honored to be your sister,
Angie in Michigan xoxo
Good Luck! I am sure you will be great. I am so jealous! I live in Oklahoma (Norman) and you come this close and I don’t get to hear you speak!
Next year, you Okies are welcome to join us! We’ll give you a heads-up! Thanks for all of your prayers. God worked through Lisa to bring us many, many words we needed to hear. So many people with so many different struggles/needs, and God was good to deliver through his humble servant. Now ask her about her hayride!!
May the Lord do all that He purposes…to the praise of His glory!
Lisa, I had a great time meeting you this weekend at the Grace Church retreat. I think you are a younger brunette version of Beth Moore! Love your little Southern drawl, too. :0D
Can’t wait to hear what God has done through you!