Thursday, May 28, 2009

An Invitation

While chatting with one of my near n dears last night, I realized that I'm at a point in my life where I'm at the end of my wine. In John 2 Mary tells Jesus that the wedding party has run out of wine and then gives the servants in attendance the Best Advice Ever. She says to them, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” This is exactly where I'm at. The only thing I have left is water. Plain old water when my guests are looking for wine. And honestly, it's terrifying.

I'm at the point where I need to be like those servants at the wedding feast in Canaan. I need to bring my water pots to Jesus and allow Him to do His work. I've asked, very specifically, for Jesus to turn my water into wine.

For weeks now I've struggled with a decision and it's this issue of having just water in my pots. In and of myself I am not able to enter this new task He's laid before me. But all I have to do is what those servants did—obey. Jesus will do the rest.

Sometime next week, I'll be starting a new series about Christian women loving their husbands. And yes, I mean loving their husbands. Weeks ago I was clobbered with a need I saw amongst Christian women—the need for us as Christian wives to loosen up and love our husbands--physically. We need to work on this weak area of our sexuality. Many of us desire to learn, grow and change so that our marriages will be loving and strong for the Kingdom of God—but we don't know where to start or where to turn for a safe place. My heartfelt desire is that this series, will encourage women in their spiritual lives (yes, our spiritual lives will be affected) and in their marriages--the physical part of our marriages.

My friend Heidi and I are teaming up and we will be blogging about our sexuality as Christian women and we invite you to join us. We've set up a special place for this, although the first few posts (at least) will be double posted on our individual blogs as well as at Adding Zest. We'd love to have you join us and to bring a friend with you.

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Please pray for us as we tackle this need God has laid on our hearts. Please.

And don't forget, Janet Dean is in this week's author spotlight and is giving away a copy of her book Courting the Doctors Daughter. Scroll down for how to to be entered in the drawing.

6 comments:

  1. Patty the button is on my site and I am so ready for this series.

    Awesome of you and Heidi!

    smooches,
    Larie

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  2. Just awesome, Patty. Let's watch Him turn our water into wine!

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  3. Ohhh Patty dear. You KNOW this is such a need! Gonna add your button too, sweets!

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  4. It sounds interesting! I can't wait to see what you share.

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  5. I'll be posting the button as well (as soon as I figure out how). Thank you for having the guts to address such a tremendous need among Christian women! My daughter is getting married this summer and I SO want her to enter her marriage free from all the baggage and garbage most of us are packing into the bedroom.
    And I love the "out of wine" analogy. I'll be pondering that for a while!
    Blessings,
    Niki

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  6. I think we all could use a little Zest!

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