Don’t miss your future because you’re stuck in a moment. Get into the God habit. Part 3 of my notes from Joyce Meyer Conference in Phoenix 2012
At each Joyce Meyer conference, her husband, Dave Meyer, always takes some time on Friday morning to talk about patriotism, the problems in our country, government and what we, as Christians, can do about it.
Notes from the session 2/9/2012 – Joyce Meyer live in Phoenix at Phoenix First Assembly. The topic of the weekend is Getting God to Help you Fight your Battles.
Growing up in New York, winters meant snow and snowmen (or women;). In building the body and the head, you started with a small snowball about the size of a tennis ball and roll it around in the snow and it got bigger and bigger till it was the size you desired.
Our house was on a hill. To make it easy, we’d start the snowball at the top of the hill and let it roll down. By the time it reached the bottom, it was perfect.
That’s phenomenon, when applied to problematic situations is called “snowballing” – what seems a small problem gets bigger and bigger to the point that overwhelmingly large.
I’ve been dealing with such a problem. A couple of months ago, I got the treaded call that my mom was in the hospital in Puerto Rico. I live in Phoenix. I couldn’t just hop in the car and drive over there. Having been unemployed for 2 years and only working for 10 months, I couldn’t hop on a plane either.
Well, after 1.5 months in the hospital and many gall stones later, she went home, but needed therapy because her legs were too weak. So she’s been in a rehab center for about a month now.
I found out that she was in rehab when I tried to call the weekend that Hurricane Irene hit the island and her phone was out.
It seems like every time I speak with someone down there, the snowball gets bigger. It’s about the size of a Volkswagon right now.
|Me at the “Over the Top” Women of Faith
Conference in Phoenix, AZ holding my novel
that won 2nd place in their writing contest.
I had the pleasure of attending the Women of Faith Conference this weekend.
Beside great music by Mandisa, Sandi Patty and Amy Grant, some great women gave there testimonies. The two that moved me the most were Sandi Patty and Brenda Warner – yeah, Kurt Warner’s wife.
I came out of that conference thinking that no matter how big that snowball got, GOD is BIGGER than the snowball!
As I get ready for my trip to Puerto Rico in 3 weeks, I am preparing for whatever scenario I find. I’m peace with whatever God wants for my life. I pray that I will deal with the problems I face with Christ-like love, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control.
I think about the type of person I was when I left there and the rock-solid Christian that I am now and I know that He is with me no matter what and I’ll get through and it’ll make me stronger.
Cry, scream, call, whisper, pray… He’ll hear you.
Thank God It’s Friday and I worked all week! What an awesome feeling! I really feel like I’m being productive and that I’m an asset to this company.
I’m redesiging their website. I’ve set them up on LinkedIn, Twitter and with a blog on WordPress. I’m organizing a seminar in Jan. And once everything is set up, I’ll be helping with setting appointments for the advisors.
I had lunch this week with a former co-worker from Minico. She works on 46th St. and Broadway and I’m on 40th St. and Camelback. We met at the Big Apple on Van Buren – good BBQ.
I also discovered the Havana Cafe on 44th with as close as I can get to Puertorican food.
Yay! I’ll soon be able to afford to out once in a while!
I took a nice walk at lunchtime on Wed. down by the canal all the way to 32nd St. Unfortunately, I was wearing black pants and they got all dusty. I visited with the ducks and watched a flock of parrots in the trees.
I have an awesome view from our 4th floor offices. Check out these pix.
Have a great weekend and God Bless!
Soli Deo Gloria
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