On a side note, I am trying to scale back my commitments and simplify our schedule, so I will not be doing #fmfparty every week (sniff sniff), but once or twice a month you will find my FMF post here with this great group of woman who gather together to write for 5 minutes on one word (this week is TELL) and then link-up over at Kate’s place and encourage each other like crazy. We’d love to have you join us!
I was blessed to attend two writing conferences this summer.
A question I often asked the other attendees was “Are you a writer who speaks or a speaker who writes?”
I received many different answers. I consider myself a writer who speaks.
One week ago at camp I had the distinct privilege of speaking to seventy-two 7-9th graders about Noah and obedience. I sent out the call for my prayer army to uplift me as I spoke, and they did. I asked God to help me deliver a clear and powerful message, and He did. The Holy Spirit lit a fire in this heart at the She Speaks Conference, and gave me tools and inspiration to go and tell– I am so grateful.
I have spoken before but not like this- not with this passion and ease.
I felt like I was doing what I was meant to do.
It felt brave.
But now, a week later, I have to ask myself, am I living what I am telling? Are you?
As we hear about beheadings, and suicides and unrest around the globe, will we choose “faith not fear”?
Will we obey God in the midst of opposition?
Will we choose to take shelter under His Sovereignty?
Will we be confident because He is faithful?
Will we stay the course?
These were the 5 main points I told to the campers.
I pray they remember these things as they face the hallways of their schools.
I hope they bring them to mind when they are bullied for their faith.
I pray these simple truths help ground them when they experience rejection.
Let’s live the truth that we tell, and we’ll all be just fine, right?