God continually amazes me. I pray daily for Him to order my steps, yet it still blows my mind when it becomes obvious to me that He IS!
I arrived in St. Louis with my hubby on Monday. (Yes, I see that it has been over a year since I blogged - and the last time I blogged was in St. Louis. I'm still not good at this "blog" thing)
My plans for the week were sparse. Only one official meeting to attend - a couple banquets with my husband - hang out with the other Home Missions Board wives and shop. My main attraction was to visit with my youngest son between his classes and work schedule. (Kyle is attending Gateway College of Ministries this year) Did God have a surprise for me?
Shortly after arriving I saw advertisements for the Pentecostal Writer's Institute sponsored by UPCI Word Aflame Publishers. Only God knows that I have wanted to attend PWI since its inception in 2003; however, the dates have never jived with my schedule. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the 2008 dates! March 12-14! And I was HERE in St. Louis! With no commitments!
All I can say is, "Thank you Jesus, for loving me, and for the wonderful surprise GIFT you have given me this week!" I have been challenged, changed and validated on such a deep level. I am continually amazed by this God that I serve, whose pleasure is to please me. I love Him - I love Him - and I know that He Loves Me!