I’m still trying to wrap my brain around everything that happened this weekend.
How did I end up on a runway in Trump International Hotel wearing a couture gown made by designer Andre Soriano?!
The glitz and glamour of which little girls dream about materialized in the blink of an eye and here I am looking like Jessica Rabbit mingling with people this lowly trailer park girl was never supposed to hang with.
I knew He was in the thick of it right from the beginning.
My childhood friend Katherine called me and asked to meet because she felt the Lord prompting her to reach out. We bonded like never before. Weeks later she called she with this opportunity and I ran out the door in high heels to get fitted for a dress!
When I arrived I noticed a beautiful women quietly standing to the side. She had a presence about her that was even more pleasant than her appearance.
She introduced herself as Maria Magdalena. Given my relation to this biblical figure I was surprised and pleased at her boldness. I would meet Maria once again at the networking function on Saturday.
Katherine and I arrived a bit late to the function but right on time for what the Lord had planned. We chatted and made introductions.
One woman spontaneously began to pray for me and it set my course for the rest of the weekend.
I prayed for her as well.
“It is servitude without boundary that bestows true splendor.”
Nearby, Katherine was discussing her massage therapy business and demonstrated a hand massage for one woman. This women, poised and elegant, began to pour out her heart about a recent loss she had experienced.
I watched Katherine’s face change as she grasped for the appropriate response but alas there was none. I leaned in and hugged the woman.
She shared more about her grief and I asked if I could pray for her. “Yes, please!”
Before we could begin Maria Magdalena approached and said, “are you praying without me?”
“We are going to pray and lay hands on this women, would you like to join us?” I responded.
There in the middle of the cocktail party the three of us encompassed this women and prayed aloud, each as the Lord prompted.
It was magnificent! True splendor!
Following that event I was able to pray for yet another women. Morgan Murtaugh will be the youngest woman elected to Congress and I intend to pray this young lady all the way through. I say “will” because I believe in her and what she stands for. When I asked her how I can pray for her she said, “guidance.”
Right before the fashion show Morgan sought me out and asked me to pray for her once more. This girl is a gem, y’all! I am so honored to be a part of her journey!
So that is what the fashion show turned into for me. Same thing as always…
Ministry, but with makeup and hair!
The dressing up part was so much fun! I got to live out the Cinderella story for a day, but it’s like I tell my daughter Evelyn who is obsessed with princesses…
The thing that made Cinderella so beautiful was her heart.
It is servitude without boundary that bestows true splendor.
Sure, I looked amazing because I was wearing couture and had my hair and makeup styled. But I felt amazing because my heart was overflowing.
I am amazing because of the Holy Spirit and I got to remind people of that each time they complimented me!
The following day I was back to sweeping up crumbs and dirty dishes. I get to serve the little disciples we are raising instead of high powered fashion designers and congressmen and women.
But I left a glass slipper…
Only it is the example of servitude instead of a shoe, and it only fits on those who can squeeze their ego into it.
May your ego be small today and your service remarkable!