Sunday, June 23, 2013
Had a neat thing happen this past week... I went to the Gull Lake "Ladies Days" conference and was able to meet one of my favorite authors (Sheri Rose Shepherd, author of "Fit for My King"). I briefly told her the first night how her book impacted the way that I eat and how I see myself. I had a horrible body image before and saw myself at least 20-30# heavier than I actually was.
After hearing her message on the first night, I felt God telling me to give her a copy of the booklet that our church handed out at Easter. I have a couple devotionals in it that I wrote, but one was all about my testimony with food and body image (you can see a copy of it in a previous blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
). I debated whether to take one to her or not, thinking "what if she thinks I'm weird? Or a stalker?" LOL. Then I questioned if it was really God telling me or just myself.
The next morning again I felt God telling me to take her a book, and to write a letter on the inside cover to her thanking her for her ministry and all that she does to help women. So I wrote the letter and tucked the book into my purse to take to her. The title of the book our church made is "Bootcamp: Preparing for Life's Battles." Her message that day was about the "Battlefield." I love it when God gives confirmation! I prayed that I would have a chance to see her again to give it to her, which I did right after lunch. She was very sweet when I gave it to her, and told me to go put it in her bag so she wouldn't lose it and could read it. I hope that it gives her confirmation of the work that she does through Christ, and that it really does make a difference. We all need to hear that sometimes! Also, it gave me confirmation that by listening to God's voice, I obeyed and brought the book. I'm imagining that if I wouldn't have, I would have sat there kicking myself when I heard the title of her message for the day, since it aligned perfectly with the book I gave her!
Myself, Sheri Rose Shepherd, and my friend Susan