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Before we write, I have exciting news! I just found out about a series of free webinars coming up next week that just might solve some of the blogging challenges you’re facing.
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes!
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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: DEPEND
I have the privilege of serving at the Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conference this weekend in Muskegon, Michigan.
As I prepared for the conference, it was easy to slip into my usual “get things checked off my list” mode: prepare my presentation, save to flash drive, print my handouts, pack my stuff, make sure the kids have everything they’ll need for school while I’m gone, write down the grocery list, sign the permission slips, fold the laundry.
Without thinking, I operated from an “I can do this myself” mentality — just like my youngest used to tell me when he was two: “I do it!” Or my daughter when she was the same age, “All by myself!”
How easily I forget that I am completely and utterly dependent on the One who gives me life and breath and everything else. He could take away my voice overnight if He wanted to. He could allow my car to roll off the highway or send me a flat tire to disrupt my plans.
Without His grace and abundant provision, I accomplish nothing. I am nothing.
So as I go into this weekend, may I remember that I am but dust. Lord, it’s a scary prayer to pray, but please do what it takes to keep me humble, that I might always remember how much I need You.
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Oh, how I can relate to that desire to be dependable, Kate. But we so often forget that we are supposed to be the ones depending on God. 🙂 I had just recently spoken of this to a friend. We’re a toddler, sitting on our Father’s throne. He says, “You’re cute. Now get down and let Daddy sit where He belongs.” 🙂
Praying for you this weekend. You will bring much!
Awww, Kate. I so get this! By nature, I am an independent woman. But this collides with the idea that God wants me to depend on Him. Remembering how He graces us with so much of what we want/need (no flat tires, etc), that all good things, and plans come from Him is key, isn’t it?
Loved your post, my friend. And, I hope you’re having an amazing time!!
I’ll be praying for you too, Kate.
And the folks attending the conference are lucky to have you.
Good morming Kate, I pray your weekend is a joy as I pray He is your strength. I struggle too to let Him lead. Blessings, Julie
Thank you, Julie!
Kate, “Break a leg.” Is that okay to say before a conference? 😉 Do good, girl!
Our oldest son said, “I do it mineself!” And our youngest son would disregard the clothes I set out for him and come downstairs wearing his own picks. Always interesting. Thanks for bringing me back to beautiful memories!
May God bless your desire to depend on Him for the conferences.