What does this week hold for you?
Are you excited about it? A little scared? Full of boldness?
All of those adjectives describe me.
This is the week the team of Proverbs 31 Ministries invites women from all around the world to come to Concord. Those who feel a calling to speak and write gather together to learn and encourage each other for a few days at a conference we host called She Speaks Conference.
And it is all things great and overwhelming for us at the same time.
So, before I head into the preparation chaos of the office, I soak my heart because I know it’s going to get poured out a lot today.
Psalm 144:1 -2 provides the quenching liquid I need:
“Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield and I will take refuge in him…” Psalm 144:1-2a
And as I read, my heart creates a prayer:
God, thank you that my neediness is not unattractive to you. Thank you for delighting in being my rock, my loving ally, my fortress, tower of safety and rescuer. Today, this week and for my lifetime. My shield – make this week the week I learn more about war. I know you have given me everything I need for the battle ahead.
Filled with His peace, I will tuck it close to my heart and hang on. Keeping close to me what is really important. Not that the efforts to color lift my hair yesterday gave it a slightly orange tint in direct light. Not that I’m getting my pictures for my website taken on Tuesday immediately after getting my top braces off and hope this “orange” doesn’t show up and not that my frig is completely empty yet I am leaving my family for four days.
I’ll cling today to what I have the opportunity to do: embrace this day, this week and look for Him in it all.
Could you keep me in your prayers this week if the Lord brings me to mind? I have the amazing opportunity to speak twice at She Speaks and I so want to say only what He wants me to say and keep quiet about the rest. Also, I won’t be back until next week…whichever day I can recover
You are precious to me and even more precious to Him!
What does your week hold? How do you need to look to Him to be your rock?