I didn’t know what to title this blog post really. I’ve been learning to title my posts what I think people will search. I wanted to title it Working the Walk to Emmaus, but this isn’t going to be about working the Walk really. I mean in a round about way it is, because that’s where I was. But, this post is going to be, I hope, about the changes that happened in me over the weekend.
Working this weekend was like no other Emmaus weekend. Not even the one when I took my walk. Now, don’t get me wrong, my Walk was amazing and life changing. I haven’t been the same since and have been growing in God every day. More on some days than others, granted. However, this past weekend was like another stepping stone for me.
I was nervous about going because I was giving my first talk. I was going to have to stand in front of about 40 women, and 4 pastors and talk about my life, my past. But, on the other hand, I was excited about going. I know I needed refreshing and needed to get closer to God. I’ve been feeling kind of dry lately, like in the desert. It’s been my own fault because I haven’t been in the Word like I need to be and I just haven’t felt God’s presence very much lately. I knew I needed reenergizing and I know that working on a Walk would give me that energy again, if I let it.
I did go in expecting, prayerful and hopeful. I wanted to feel God again in my life. I know He is always there, and He is always waiting for us to respond. I was ready to respond! I couldn’t wait to jump in His arms and be loved and comforted by my God, my Jesus who loves ME! I don’t know why I think I had to wait for the Emmaus Walk to do it. You don’t have to be at a special event to feel God or to draw closer to Him. I think I just needed the time away; time away from the house, the laptop and just the everyday, everyday. Does that make sense? I don’t care if it does or not, that’s not what matters.
What matters is, is that I got my spunk back! Haha. I feel energized and empowered to conquer all things through Christ who strengthens me!!! Devil, you better watch out! You’re not going to be messing with me or my family, my church or anything else you think you have power over! I got my Jesus back and we are going to be kicking some devil butt!!! Hallelujah, Praise YOU Jesus!
All weekend I kept praying and saying, ‘it’s not about me, it’s not about me” because even though I wanted to go and get refreshed the weekend was not about what I needed. I was there to serve others and to be used by God. And funny how God works, because even though I didn’t want the weekend to be about me, I did receive and I did get refreshed by serving the others! Hmmmm, imagine that!
Anyway, I’m so excited about what God is doing in my life. Since the walk, I’ve been hearing from God again (hello, you have to talk to Him to hear from him…lol) and I just feel so blessed and amazed by God’s grace, that he never leaves us or forsakes us even though we do it to him all the time. Aren’t you glad He doesn’t treat us the way we treat him???