Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is God Telling me something?

If you remember several weeks ago I wrote about holy discontent. I have been feeling this pushing from God to be involved with an organization for orphans. Not knowing where, with who, what..I just kept praying about it. I knew I was not to just sit still. In the mean time, I started to collect "Dresses For Orphans" in my dance business. My goal is to collect 200 dresses. In one week we collected around 37 dresses.  When I began this I had no idea where God would want these dresses to go, but I knew they would go to Ethiopia Africa to one or several orphanages...what ever God has planned it will all work out, and I trust him to work out the details and lead me in the right direction. As soon as I made the poster and announced it in my dance newsletter I got an email from a friend of mine that is involved in helping an organization called Look Development. Look Developement is an organization doing amazing things in Ethiopia Africa.....anyway she asked if I would want to come to a group meeting and prayer time for people who want to help in certain areas and work to reach the goals for LD.  I was greatful to finally get that invite!

 I had the opportunity to meet Amanda Deserro and her husband Matt (with Look Dev.) when they visited our State back in November during a information meeting they had to share there story about their project with LD, recieve prayer, get sponsors for the children, and funding to build a huge facility with medical care, housing, schooling and support for these children. Funny thing is that before I met her in person, I was already starting to get to know Amanda through emails for different things. We wished we did not live so far apart from one another and could share daily life together more.

Now your probebly wondering what Im getting at..well the meeting and prayer time for look development was tonight. I was tired, and had been seriously running all day, but Yes I felt God telling me to go. I went and met some great people.......
As I heard more information, personal stories of specific children my insides became an emotional reck....or in other words hummbled even more...The stories are real, this project is real...the children...the children!!!!!...I feel so small God! .... but with a huge heart to be your hands and feet! Your right Lord when you say "once our eyes are opened we can not pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs my heart and keeps my soul knows that I know, and holds us all responsible to act."  I kept my emotions tight and close to heart tonight hoping no one would notice, except for the sniffle now and then. But I was moved so much tonight not just by the stories and the great things going on...but by the fact that I felt like God was putting me right where he wants me...I believe he is telling me something! Collecting dresses may seem small, but it is something, and everything we do starts with someone doing something to make a difference. I know God has wonderful amazing things in store I can feel it deep in my soul. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to me through prayers and leaving nice comments of encouragement or sharing your own personal stories with me.....I am thankful for the envolvement I can have with this group. I know if God has more in his plan the doors will also continue to open.

2 comments:

3 Blessings said...

That is wonderful.
Blessings,
Amy

candice said...

Praying for you Tina!!! We are SO alike! :-)