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Psalm 73:28

I’ve been wondering when I would start writing again.  And well … this is it … and this is why.

Psalm 73:28.

Let me explain …

I asked y’all to pray about my trip to Midland (THANK YOU SO MUCH!) and at the same time asked y’all for some recipes (GREAT ideas from all of you!!! - my personal favorite was from one of my cousins suggesting I get a Chick Fil A tray since that’s kind of our “go to” meal anyway).

But back to Midland.  It was too unbelieveable for words.  As much as I wanted to write about it earlier this week, I couldn’t.  I had to just let it all soak in for awhile.  Even if I wrote pages of words, I wouldn’t be able to describe the experience I had in Midland.  As I told the ladies, that truly became like sisters to me over the weekend, … “it was a wonderfully planned, prepared, prayed for and positively delightful event”.  It was called “Home for the Holidays” and each one of my new Midland friends made me feel like I was the one who had come “home for the holidays”.

I mean for starters they combined food and shopping and that’s almost like a love song or something.

They ended up having to turn people away at the door (due to the fact that the Midland newspaper ran a cover story on the event and said “tickets still available” … only they were sold out by that point).

When I got up to speak, one of my prayers was that my words could somehow bless the ladies that were there as much as each of them had blessed me.  Truly I cannot tell you how much I love these people.  I have so many stories to share about them in the days to come.

I got back to Houston late Saturday night and Sunday morning got to teach in a young marrieds department at our church.  It was so funny because they asked me if I could teach the last weekend in October.  Seeing how Friday and Saturday (the 30th and 31st) were still in October … I thought that meant it was this weekend they wanted me to teach.  When I realized my mistake, I thought “OH NO!” how am I going to prepare!  But as I read the email further it said the lesson was on Psalm 73.  And I thought….“Whew…one of my favorite verses ever is in Psalm 73 so I thought … “piece of cake…I’ll just talk about that”.

But then I began to read Psalm 73 and meditate on it and let’s just say one of my favorite lessons ever came from this passage.  There’s lots I love about it and I’ll tell you more about it later but I noticed that in the margin of my Bible (have I mentioned that pages are now falling out of my Bible!) I had written a date in 2005.

Which brings me back to Psalm 73:28 …

That verse says:

But as for me, it is good to be near God.

I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;

I will TELL of all your deeds.

And I realized I had to tell you.  I had to tell you that I think God was glorified on Saturday.  I had to tell you that ladies prayed and planned and prepared and God blessed their offerings to Him.  I had to tell you that God heard your prayers and I got to present how He is the gift to our world.

And I’m gonna keep on telling y’all stuff.

Because I wrote in my Bible back in 2005 that I would.