Sunday, September 24, 2006

I am a woman of limited letters...

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WHAT HUH????

Yup, it's true... I am a woman of limited letters...

That's pretty much how things were last week for me. I ended up with the Scrabble hand you see above for the last three rounds of a game (and with no open vowels on the board). Pretty scrambled stuff with no way to play, and no Vanna White to buy me a vowel! No way to play the game... None at all. My limitations were pretty clear. And it fits my week perfectly, because I have had a week of praying and thinking about a ministry opportunity before me.

It's not that I didn't want to do it. It has just taken me, oh, 25 years or so to figure out that I do not have to do everything that crosses my path. I know you introverts out there are saying, "finally!! She gets it!" And the rest of you, extroverts like me are saying, "What HUH???" Seriously, I have been considering not doing something... very strange for me.

However, this week, as a matter of discipline, I forced myself to think it through first. To count the cost and be sure that I am in obedience by saying "yes". Asking God to show me His BEST, not His "OK, if you must". (There's a BIG BIG difference between the two!) I don't have much to offer... my limited letters are perfect for God to use and fill in my gaps, which are many.

As I've prayed, I have listened to a song by Kathryn Scott, which has moved me to tears...
Search me, know me, try me and see,
every worthless affection hidden in me
all I'm asking for is that You'd cleanse me, Lord...

From our home to yours...
Deb

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Well, glad I didn't end up with those letters, but it could have been a J, Z, Q, X, and V!

I love SCRABBLE!