The love of my life, my sister-friend, and I just went on a trip to Las Vegas and then hubby and I went to Atlanta. There were so many emotions running rapidly through me that I could hardly contain myself. Yes, before anyone else says it, one hour into Vegas and I had a Dobrielle attack. I was so sick of riding and in need of a bath (my ocd kicked in) which made me miserable. Right in the middle of the attack Scroggins said, "And we now know where Dobrielle gets it from" and I couldn't help but laugh. You have to know my child to get this.
Anyway, Vegas although it's called "Sin City" was the place where God birth the vision for our new church. I often wondered while I was there, "Do the Christians in Vegas tell what goes on in Vegas?" Although it was never answered, the Christians showed up. How? You can tell when you meet your sister and brother by the way they treat you, greet you, and aid you. As I always say, "Kindred spirits connect!"
Here's the magic, my husband was exactly three months away from it being a year since he'd had the wreck. (Dec 5, 2012) It was our first trip away and for the first time in our marriage I realized how completely sad I would have been without him. I took the time to reflect on God allowing us another opportunity to live, and I mean just that "LIVE". We decided that we would live our lives according to His Word but that we would put His business first and leave our business to Him. What a magical relief when you put your life in God's hands. My daily journal began in Vegas and I was truly able to write from the essence of me and I know that God heard.
We decided to go to Atlanta to visit another one of my sister-friends and it was awesome. She took us to a movie one night and to see the Tyler Perry play , "Hell Has No Fury Like A Woman Scorned". Tyler has did it again. The play was awesome and right after Hattie showed out, Tyler took the stage. He talked about his laying hands on Bishop Jakes and how people made a mockery out of what God had done. He asked those of us who knew the power of prayer to keep him lifted. I love me some Tyler and I just believe that God is working through this man of God in ways that will cause His people to open their eyes and think. Ringing in my mind is ,"Do not conform to this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind." God sends people to help us renew our minds and I thank God for Tyler helping me to follow my dreams in spite of how it looks.
So let me be the first to encourage you, take a trip! I know your money may be a little funny but if you have just enough for a hotel, food, and gas GO! You'd be surprised at how much you'll find out about one another or others who may venture with you. Not only that, someone, somewhere may just be waiting to sow a seed into your life; you'll never know until you let the magic called faith take you to places you have not seen but hoped to get to.