Towards the end of the evening, God placed on my heart Psalm 139 and I felt that he was saying this to the women and myself, "This is what I think of each of you!" When I got up to the front of the room to read, I was overcome with each line I read. The words sank deeply for myself and for the women at the meeting.
1 O' Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
Toyou the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Whenever a ministry is about to be birthed, there is the burden of carrying it until it is birthed, and then in the birthing there is more pain, but we know as long as we wait patiently, we will witness the goodness of a new life, a new thing. I am very grateful for what is to come through the Women's Ministry and thankful for our leaders and their yes to God. Praise God for the beauty of Christ that will shine through this ministry!