Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I think Testimony Tuesday is going to be my favorite day. This is the day we get to share our hearts with one another. This is the day we need to grab a cup of coffee, settle in and get to know others. As the women's ministry is preparing for its "rebuilding" one of the focuses is that there is a place for everyone to serve and that everyone will be ministered to. Keep that in mind as I tell you my story.
By the way this is Tara Dollyhigh. As many of you know I have three kids. The way I serve in the church has changed over the last six years. I have not been able to be as involved as I once was because of my calling as a Mom. Honestly, it has been very lonely at times. I have missed talking, sharing and being with women. When approached with helping rebuild the women's ministry I thought I would see what it was all about but didn't know if I could commit the time.
I left the first meeting knowing exactly where I was going to serve and even had my ideas ready. I am much more comfortable facilitating Bible studies or organizing activities, so, I was ready to do what I was comfortable doing. God had other ideas in mind. I was asked to pray about it for a week. I honestly went about it half-heartedly to start with, but as I earnestly started seeking God I saw He had a totally different plan for me. God wanted me to head up the communication team. As I pulled out my notebook to see what that would require I said, "No way God. I have no idea how to do any of that stuff. I am not a tech-savy gal." Three weeks ago I had no idea how to do a blog. Yet, here I sit typing the first testimony. Ladies here is the exciting part. As soon as I surrendered to Him and said okay Lord the ideas started flowing(mind you I had no clue how to actually get them on the computer) and I was so excited. God sent me a perfect side-kick,Pam Kennedy, who already has a blog. She has shown me the ins and outs of blogs and she is helping do some of the post. His hand has been on every step and I am honestly humbled to be a part of it. The best part is God is giving me what I have missed. I get to communicate with women on a daily basis. To share, talk fellowship. God gave me the desires of my heart in such a unique way. I hope that this blog will minister to all women no matter age or season of life. I pray that my words will be an encouragement and minister to each of you.
The point is not me but how God can use each us in any way He chooses as long as we are willing.
What is God asking you to do? Step out of your comfort zone He might just give you the desires of your heart.
If you would like to share your testimony of how God has worked in your life please let me know.
Serving Him with fervor,