Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An Undeserved Privilege

Sometimes I'm just in total shock of the the way the Lord chooses to use me. I feel so insignificant, incapable, and just completely inept to be used by Him in any sort of way. Yet, in the midst of my own smallness, God is able to make much of His bigness. I guess that's why He does it. If I was grand in my own right, then His grandness wouldn't be as evident. Anyway, you get the point. It all goes back to those simple little words that we used to sing as children, "They are weak, but He is strong." I am nothing. But He, He is everything.

A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful privilege of speaking at a National Honor Society Induction ceremony at my former high school. My precious sister, Chelsey, is still a student there. I really prayed hard about what to talk to these students about. I remember being in high school, and the last thing I wanted to hear was a former student go on and on about how much they had accomplished and achieved since their high school days.

In the end, I decided that it was best to just ask the Lord to speak through me. This always seems to work :) I'm a blubbering lunatic when I try to make sense in my own way.

So, here are a few pictures from the ceremony:



On another note, thank you all so much for your encouraging words yesterday. You have blessed my heart at its very core. You encouraged me when I needed it the most. Thank you. I don't know what I'd do without your support.

7 comments:

suzanne Moore said...

God's unfailing love is endless. His power infinite and his healing a reality. A friend told me when first diagnosed, to always respond "the Lord is healing me". I did and that is what I am passing along to you. He is shaping you, growing you, pruning you, and healing you, not just from cancer but from what He knows you need. Thank you for being his voice to students (your second graders and the high school), that's huge!!! I am praying for your day, I was able to speak to my cancer support group at church last night and boy did the Lord show up and speak through me, I was on ly the vessel. I praise Him with you in all He is doing in your life, Brians life and all who are connected to you. Cheering you on!!! Keep fighting "Fight like a girl" I know you can do it, you have the Great Physician and Healer on your team. If I had some pom poms I would shake 'em...hope you smile lots today, inside and out!!! love you, Suzanne

podso said...

Isn't it amazing and marvelous to see how God works and speaks through us when we just give it over to Him?

Sandy said...

You are so beautiful Lindsey.

Marketing Gurl said...

Yes, I am with you...I feel that way everyday...why did God pick me for this honor. This is a beautiful moving post. I love your attitude. Love, MG

one of nettie's girls said...

Just wanted to share my friend Becky's blog with you today:

http://thederbydoos.blogspot.com/2010/04/thankful-thursday-or-friday.html

Chels said...

That is so cool that you were able to speak at Grace...memories. It sure has changed since we were there, huh? I am so thankful those students were able to hear you speak, what a blessing. You and Chelsey look beautiful in the pictures! Seeing how grown up Chelsey is now makes me realize how old we are! Glad to hear radiation is over. We will continue to pray for you.

Suzanne Moore said...

Hey Lindsey, hope the sun is shining at your house as it is mine!! Praying for you this week and believing God for even greater things in your walk!!!Every day is a miracle, YOU ARE A MIRACLE! Much Love, Suzanne