An exciting week

March 28, 2009 Suzie

This past week has been hard but this next week is exciting!

A few weeks ago I was away with the girls from CU in Cambridge for a weekend away and it was such a great weekend!
I was really able to spend time with the girls. I was given the opportunity to spend time doing one of my favourite things in the world-listening! A few of the girls really opened their hearts to me, sharing whats going on in their lives and letting me pray with them…it was beautiful. Since that weekend I feel that God is really blessing those relationships. i’m beginning to see and accept that this is a gift from God. The gift of being able to listen, to share, to empathise and to pray and what a blessing that gift is from my heavenly Father. Since then a few people have come to me to talk about things and asked me to pray with them. Wow!

Back to the point of this blog!…We were looking at a few incidents in the gospel of luke and one that came up again was about the woman who anointed Jesus and those of you who read my blog may have seen that i wrote about it a while ago. Anyway, after we heard a talk on it we were encouraged to pray and see what God is challenging us with. The thing that really touched my heart was that the woman knew her sin. She knew how much she had sinned and as a result she loved much.

This got me really thinking. Another thing that challenged me that weekend is how judgemental i can be. I have had the privilege of being brought up in a christian home but i think at times this has caused me to judge others who haven’t had the same godly upbringing. I was really challenged that I too am a sinner but even more, I need to have a greater awareness of that sin that I may see how much i need God’s grace and how much He has loved me!

I prayed with a few girls after this talk and prayed that God would open my eyes to my sin and how in need I am of his saving grace!…God really answered my prayers this week and it wasn’t a pleasant experience!
There have been a few things in my life where I have really sinned and totally fallen short of the glory of God. I was then told by a really good friend that I had messed up and i knew it. It was horrible. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I cried and cried myself to sleep and felt like SUCH a failure!

But what an answer to prayer and as much as it hurts i don’t want it to be over yet because i know God has more to teach me, more to show me. So much more. I want to go deeper with Him, I want to grow deeper in love with Him, I wnat Him to be the love of my life, I want to know His grace deep within the very core of who I am.

This next week I am blessed to have the opprortunity of going to New Word Alive which is basically a Christian Conference with thousands of Christians, my family and amazing teaching. I am so excited!
I would love it if you would pray for me. I want to really use this opportunity to seek God in a new way, to ‘just be’ with Him. I need God to speak to me, to speak to my heart, to move me and change me. Oh to be more like Jesus!

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  • 1. mywayoutnow  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Suzie,
    Reading your blog always challenges me so much.
    I will pray for you especially over this commign week that you know God’s closeness and presence as you meet with him and many others at the conference.
    I will especially pray that you know that you are NOT a failure, that is not how God sees you, he sees Suzie as his delight and pleasure, yes like all of us you sin and fal short but your a delight to the father and he does love you, not for what you can do but for who you are.

  • 2. matt  |  March 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

  • 3. inrelentlesspursuitoftruth  |  March 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I just feel Him whisper” you are accepted in My arms. Never leave that truth.”


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