In 1997 the first sign of a pending spiritual and emotional battle was a car trip during which I was singing and praising the Lord for the beauty of the early dawning day. As I did so, I said, “Surely the Lord has created the beauty of this earth for His glory and my delight.” In a split second the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “Tell others.” At the time I wasn’t sure what I was to tell or to whom I was to tell it.
Saturday I will be the keynote speaker for a women’s day at a small church near my home. This is way out of my comfort zone. I’ve spent countless hours in preparation. I feel like I have a coherent message to communicate over the three sessions of one hour each. Now it appears that in an attempt to disrupt it all, I’ve been beset by a fierce cold. I’m going to rest today and plough right on in tomorrow morning, though. It’ll take a lot more than a cold to bench me.
We’ll see if what I have to “tell others” has any appeal.