Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Speaking Thru Me

If you have been reading here for a little while hopefully you are aware that, besides being a mom, I am also a speaker. For the past three years I have been speaking for moms' groups about the hope God has given me in the midst of my mothering struggles. And I love speaking for these groups. There is nothing quite like hugging and praying for a mother who comes to me in tears saying, "I am so glad to know I'm not alone!" As long as God keeps the invitations coming, I will keep speaking for moms.

But over the course of the past several months, God has given me more and more leadings toward things I want to share with Christian women. Not just moms.
I have talks running around in my head which I am aching to write and present to women who know the Lord, and who need to be encouraged in their walk with Him. I want to remind women of the goodness of our God. I want to speak His love to them and assure them He is worthy of our faith and trust - even when we cannot see Him moving. I want to be a vessel of His love and hope to women who need to hear His voice.
Being His vessel is one thing I seek to do through this blog, and in the email correspondence I have with blogging friends. And as much as I love this way of communicating, my greater desire is to be able to do it in person. I want to be able to look into the faces of women and speak these words He has put into my heart.

And this desire I have to speak for groups of Christian women is the reason I am so excited to tell you about the ministry I have joined. It is called Speaking Thru Me Ministries, and it is a group of women like me whom God has called to proclaim His Word. You can click on the Speaking Thru Me button in my sidebar to see our website and learn more about us. And then, when your women's ministry is in need of a speaker I hope you will visit again and invite ME! one of us to speak for you. *grin*
I have my first Speaking Thru Me assignment. I will be speaking for an Advent Brunch in Marion, OH on December 6. The message is one God lead me to during my quiet time one day, for which I wondered - This is hardly a MOPS talk, Lord. With whom will I share these words?
Of course, He knew the time and the place. As it always has been and will be - it isn't my job to arrange, just to wait and be faithful. He will speak thru me according to His perfect time.

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6 comments:

JanMary said...

So glad many more will get to hear His message through you :)

Do you make international speaking engagements?!!

luvmy4sons said...

So glad to see you using the gifts God has bestowed upon you for His glory.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Wish you could come speak to some of us overseas moms...!

Mrs. Sidney said...

I wish you could come speak to our mom's group!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Congrats, Karen! I know that God is going to do great things through this new ministry of yours. I hope one day that I will get to hear you speak..that would be so incredible! :)

Shawna said...

What a wonderful opportunity!!