Friday, March 8, 2013

He's Got This, Babe

Sometimes God gives us an opportunity to be a blessing to others in ways we didn't seek or even see coming. He gives us a new place to stand and glorify Him. I wrote a devotional for the Encouragement Cafe on that topic that you can read here.

If you were at the Women's Retreat or are my Facebook friend, you can see that I was given an opportunity to bless God and the women of my church that took me way out of my comfort zone.

I Got You, Babe!

A friend and I agreed to sing Sonny and Cher's I Got You, Babe for the 70's style variety show we did on Saturday night. My church's retreat team does an amazing job of balancing solid material and worhsip time with a chance to cut loose and enjoy some belly laughs with your friends. Laughter is so healing and refreshing, but it's isn't the way I am normally used of God.

I almost missed the bigger picture of serving HIm through this as I fretted all weekend about forgetting my lines and messing things up. Then, when I put that moustache on (which I'm usually working to keep off...) my inner Sonny showed up and took over. My friend "Cher" and I prayed that God would just steal the show and use us to bring refreshment and laughter to the women, and that He would be glorified in the process.

This is not my usual arena of service, but once I got over myself and let God work through me, it really was a blast. It's new territory, and not something I will probably get to do again, but it opened my eyes again to the fact that when I ask God to use me, He will. Just not always in the uniform I am expecting. He's got this, babe.

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