The past few weeks have brought unique struggles, but have also served as huge challenges to evaluate the direction that God is sending me.  I have been praying a lot recently about the future because God has shown me that the time is NOW to become what He is calling me to be.  There is no waiting, nor is there time to walk slowly through the process.

Sometimes it is exciting to think about the future; and often excited is only one of the emotions that we feel amongst many others.  When lived with God, life is always a joy; and even in the struggle, the yoke is easy when shared with the Lord.

I spent a few hours today with my friend Bonnie, who has always been a huge inspiration to me.  Not only is she gifted in evangelism, but she has always been an integral part of so many people’s lives because of the power of prayer.

I have never known anyone who was so intimate with Jesus.  She can tell miraculous story after story of the things that God has done in and through her life; not because she is proud…quite the opposite.  She humbly brings God glory in every moment of her life.  She dances and sings in the presence of God, and when you are with her, it is as if you were sitting in the presence of Jesus Himself.  His joy just radiates from her being and pours out like honey in every word that she says.  Today I did nothing but simply listen to her.  I felt like Mary at the feet of Jesus, just allowing the healing to come in.

This morning I was reminded of the woman that I want to be.  My deepest desire is to be that close to Jesus.  I want to tell story after story of what God has done in and through my life.  If I think I have reached a level with Him I must think again; there is so much deeper to go.  This morning I read in Numbers 12:8 of God’s message to Aaron about Moses.  Part of the verse says, “I speak to him (Moses) face to face, clearly, and not in riddles!  He sees the Lord as He is.”  I pray that God might answer this one desire of my heart:  that I might truly know the Lord and see Him as He is.

So today I had the opportunity once again to be inspired by my friend Bonnie.  May God use me to be an encouragement and an inspiration to others as she has been to me.


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