Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Here I am...but here I go...

For you sweet friends who come by fairly often....I'm so sorry for the absence. Since returning from the retreat, life has been coming at me FAST and FURIOUS! What is it about taking a little R & R that causes life to go into a tailspin when we return? I think I recognize the work of ol' slewfoot himself! The retreat was refreshing. Although it rained most of the time, my man and I got some wonderful quality time together while being able to fellowship with other pastors and wives in our state. The Lord confirmed some things for me and reminded me that I am not in this race alone. Sometimes in ministry we feel like Elijah under the juniper tree....I'm the only one serving you Lord...just kill me now! And just like Elijah, we receive the lovingkindness, mercy and grace of our God. He is ever patient and provides all we need to carry on. Thank you, Lord!

I will be away for a while again. Friday morning we are leaving for a little vacation time in Kentucky. My hubby and I and our 3 daughters will be visiting with our eldest daughter and her husband, who are students at Southern Seminary. We have not been able to visit with them there since they moved last year. Will be gone for a little over a week and most likely will not get on a computer while gone...we're going off into the mountains while we're there...no internet....will I make it?.....you bet! For those of you who will pray for us, pray that God will gives us this time as a time of relationship building and strengthening. This has been a tough year for the Worsham clan and each one of us has some specific hurts that we are dealing with. Pray for healing and rest from our worries and cares. Thank you friends. I'm just blown away with the fact that I can ask this of you and know that you will intercede on our behalf. You are too much!

I want to leave you with a quote I received while at the Pastors/Wives Retreat. This is from Andrew Murray when he found himself in a place of great pain and heartache.....

First, He brought me here, it is by His will I am in this strait place: In that fact I will rest.
Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child.
Then, He will make this trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last, in his good time He can bring me out again...how and when He knows.
Let me say I am here,
By God's appointment
In His keeping
Under His training
For His time
And all God's people said..........

6 comments:

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Hope you have a wonderful, healing trip. Can't wait to hear about it.

Sharon said...

AMEN!
Wow, that was great.
We are getting ready to leave for a while too.
Ya'll have a great time and we will all get settled back in to a "normal" schedule eventually.
Above all-----GO WITH JESUS and then have fun.

Xandra said...

Amen and amen! I look forward to hearing all about the trip to see Jennifer...enjoy the mountains. Your sisters in God will be sending up mighty prayers on behalf of your family.

Have a great time!

Sharon said...

Come on down for some coffee.
I have--Georgia Pecan, Almond Amaretto, and Creme Brulee---and then good old regular.
How long till you get here? :)

Connie Barris said...

AMEN...

You are right where God wants you..

Bask in His Son....

Connie Barris said...

ok... are you back yet??