22 Aug

This past week of being part of the “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” On-line Bible Study has been such a tremendous blessing. I’ve had several #YesToGod moments in the last week. The biggest for me I have already shared in my facebook small group, so you ladies bear with me while I repeat it. Last Wednesday I had the blessing to go to one of our local nursing homes to sing with a friend and three other women. I had never done this before so I had no idea what to expect. If you can picture this-we were in a large room, standing at the center of one of the walls and there were people sitting on my right that were sort of behind me and out of sight to me. We sang several songs and they were well received. We started singing “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place” and as clearly as I am writing this now I felt God was telling me to turn around. To do this, turn around 180 degress, I’d be putting my back to the other singers and the other residents. #SayWhat? I am, however, doing my best to be a #YesToGod girl so I did exacty what I was told and I am so grateful I did. There was a woman sitting alone at a table looking bewildered. I locked eyes with her and sang that song just to her. Her eyes brightened and when I sang “Surely the Lord is in the place” she smiled and cried happy tears. It was so precious. That alone would have been worth the entire visit but it gets better! At the end of our visit the last song we sang was “Until we meet again” as we sang we went to each resident to let them know they matter and that we would be back soon. A lot of groups come in for the holidays but forget about them the rest of the year. I went to my new found friend and once again we locked eyes as I sang and then she sang the last three words with me! She is totally non verbal and she sang the last three words with me!! Oh, my precious Lord, what a blessing that was!! I really need to start writing these moments down so when I’m feeling down I can remind myself how God has used me to bless others. How often when things are not going as we think they should are we quick to think of negative things. I would love to have a journal of positive experiences that God used this imperfect, ill equiped woman to equip to do HIS perfect plan. My prayer is that I daily start my day with HIM so I’ll stay in tuned to His voice-I want to be God’s hands and feet in this fallen world. I want to know, at the end of the day, when I lay my head down, that I have been an obedient, SayYesGod, woman!


2 Responses to “#YesToGod”

  1. Stephanie Solberg August 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Thank you for sharing! God used your yes to bless that woman! Awesomeness! Thank you for sharing. (Stephanie Solberg, P31 Group Leader)

  2. Becky Wallner August 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh my goodness what a wonderful gift you are giving to these people in the Nursing home. You have warmed my heart and made me smile too!

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