Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My cup overflows!

I can hardly believe that it has been since Tuesday since I posted! I was a busy girl the last couple days!  Prior to Thursday I was getting ready for the Sisterhood reunion.  I was so blessed to prepare food for a bunch of my sisters!

I need this weekend way more than I thought I did.  In addition to having the blessing in the blessing of food.  Lately I've really been feeling like I didn't know where I belong or who I am because I don't look like anyone I know.  And by look I mean my life doesn't emulate anyone else's life.  I feel sometimes like a mis-matched puzzle piece.

I spent the weekend with 9 other women learning that we are stitched together by God's grace and mercy, and His True Love.  That each one of us is different and as we grow in Him, we love and support (and laugh with) others.

There was one point when we were worshipping and praying when God was speaking to me, and we were supposed to have communion. It wasn't something that we had planned.  I thought 'I am not prepared for communion, we have bread but no grape juice'.  I looked over and breathed a sigh of relief to see that we had 'Welch's'... until... I noticed that it was Cherry Juice :/  ugh.  Then I remembered we had grapes!  At real church in Detroit, we have communion with torn bread and grapes. When we bite into the grape, we remember that it is our action that caused His pain, and the reason for His sacrifice.  I was so excited about being able to fulfill what God had directed in my heart that I yelled 'we have grapes'.  Then laughter broke out, and then I said we could have communion!  I didn't really know what the ladies would want to do, however, I knew that it was God breathed, and everyone thought it was a good idea.

I learned this weekend, from so many women, that God made me the way I am to fulfill His purpose.  That I am not 'look' like others but as He created each one of us, it is by His perfect plan.  I felt so loved this weekend!  I learned so much this weekend, about myself, and about others.  About sisters from other mothers but the same Father.  I'm forever thankful!

My cup overflows!

Eph 2:10 (NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Eph 2:7-10(MSG) Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.


Julie said...

Oh Margie, you have such a way with was so great to meet you this weekend! You were such a blessing (in more ways than one) and I'm so glad to be your sister from another mother!

I hope your heart is as filled up with love and encouragement as mine is right now!

Mrs. Mac said...

Margie .. the communion with grapes was the highlight of the weekend. You give out of an overflowing heart to so many people. I pray that while you have your foot in a cast that others will minister to you ten fold.

Thank you for being YOU! My sister from the same heavenly Father. XXX

Diane said...

We have grapes.....the most memorable comment made over the entire weekend! And, oh what a precious time of communion we had! You are such a blessing to me. I see in you the urgency to serve and I ask myself what happened to that same urgency in me? What a treasure you are in His Kingdom! I am forever thankful that the Lord has given us this sisterhood and for you, my sister from the same Heavenly Father!

Many hugs.............


Trish said...

Miss Margie you are who God created you to be. A girl with a servants heart. Jesus washed the disciples feet. Jesus fed the multitudes with 5 loaves and 3 fishes! That's you my sweet girl...and when you fed our bodies you were feeding our souls. You say you don't look like anyone else...girl you look just like Jesus to me. I love you.