Today is Election Day 2008! It has finally come and in around 12 hours we may know who our next president and vice-president will be. I don't think I have ever prayed so hard for anything political in my whole life. Last night I went to the McCain- Palin 2008 office and made some phone calls on behalf of their campaign. I called approximately 120 people living in Virginia from my cell phone. As I was driving to the office my hands were cold and clamy because this was definitely, without a doubt, out of my comfort zone. What if they hang up on me? What if they ask me a political question and I don't know the answer? I was nervous but felt the Lord had told me to go. A hand full of people did hang up on me, one person actually yelled at me, but in the long run it did not phase me! One lady did start asking me questions about medicare and Rx drugs, which I didn't really answer, but I was able to show her empathy, which is what I think she really needed. And then there was the call I made to an elderly couple. I could hear the "age" in the man's voice. I could hear the "fatigue" and the "lonliness" in his responses. He started to tell me about his wife who was sick in bed. I told him I was sorry she was sick and that I hoped she would get better soon. But he wanted to talk and tell me about his wife who was terminally ill, whom he looked after. He told me of his love for her. I could also hear his "love" in his voice. It broke my heart and blessed me at the same time. I was able to share with him about the Lord. I ended by telling him I would pray for them, and I have. Maybe that is why God had me go and make phone calls last night. (?) Sharing the love of the Lord is really the most important thing. As I am on this journey of learning to trust God, once again I was reminded that when I am lead to do something and step out in faith and "go" He is right there with me, calming my fears and giving me the words to say. I am so grateful to Him for allowing me to have a small part in not only making calls on behalf of McCain- Pallin, but for giving me ears to hear between the words and using me to share of His love with a hurting man on a Monday night.
Learning to Trust God . . . Out of My Comfort Zone . . . One Day at a Time
This is a brand new blog as I am now on a new type of journey! I am learning more and more each day what it truly means to trust God. This journey is taking me deeper and deeper into what it means to surrender my all to Him. I would love to have you come along with me as I share my ups and downs, my joys and sorrows and as I seek a closer relationship and walk with my Saviour.
I need to add that I am beginning the blog again after almost a year and a half. I am still on a journey to learn to trust God and seek to know His will for me. I write mainly for myself, but anyone is welcome to join me on this journey.
married 36 years, pastor's wife, 4 grown children who were homeschooled, 10 grandchildren, most important thing about me is that I am saved by the blood of Jesus. I like coffee and chocolate! I like sunflowers, daisies, carnations and roses. I like the ocean and the mountains! I like all of nature and love the Creator.