It is easy to look back over the course of one's life and see God's hand at work. His supernatural intervention. Divine direction. Loving (and much needed) correction. Footprints in the sand.
But often, in the midst of our right now, the center of our present circumstances, "seeing" God at work can prove to be a difficult task.
Perhaps, that is why it is called faith.
September 2007 marked the end of a season for me. It also signaled the beginning of a new season. Little did I know that this "beginning" would contain another season and level of preparation....not quite the beginning I had imagined. But God knows me better than I know myself.
As I continue this "faith forward" journey, I find comfort in knowing that He is leading me, He is walking beside me, and He is behind me nudging me along.
He knows me better than I know myself. His timing is perfect. And His plans are so much greater than mine.
Wherever you are today, don't lose heart. Remind yourself that you are not alone. Have faith to continue your journey...and take pleasure in You companion.
In my post from last week, Stepping Out of the Boat, I shared my excitement about registering (by faith!) for the She Speaks Conference in North Carolina, July 22-24. You can read my post here if you missed it. :)
I said that to say this...
I received an email today from my blogger friend, Stacy (go ahead - click on her link - you'll be glad you did), letting me know about a scholarship opportunity on Lysa Terkheurst's blog. If I win, my entire registration fee will be paid, leaving just my travel and miscellaneous expenses. There are lots of ladies signing up - read about them here on Lysa's page. And if you are considering attending the conference and need a little help, go sign up, girlfriend!!
Once again, you can get the 411 on the conference on the She Speaks website or by clicking the She Speaks button on my sidebar.
My good deed for the day: I've provided you lots of links and reading material - now get going! :)