How crazy is this?
I haven’t written anything here in weeks and now two posts in two days?! What?!!!
HowEVER, I want to share two things with you:
1. I did my first scope on Periscope today. It was not as scary as I thought. I am more comfortable speaking in front of a live audience but just a camera? That was a bit nerve wracking until I actually started talking and then I think it was okay. Not bad for my very first scope – that’s live broadcasting! LIVE. Did you hear that? LIVE.
What I will change next time: I’ll broadcast a shorter scope. My first one was about 25 minutes and that’s probably 10 minutes too long. But, I did it and now I feel like I can do it again without quite as much preliminary angst.
If you were watching today…THANK YOU! And thanks for the
love. I really appreciate that.
What’s the heart about, you ask? When you are watching a live broadcast OR the replay, if you like what you hear or just want to show support, you simply tap your phone screen and a heart flies up! It’s the equivalent of a facebook “like.” The more hearts a Periscope broadcaster has in their profile, the higher their ranking is on Periscope. I don’t care about the ranking but the live support sure is sweet.
If you’re interested in learning more about Periscope, Cindy Bultema wrote a blog post about Periscope.
2. I’m still running although I took a nearly three week break from any and all exercise…oh boy…but I DID get back to it last week and my feet have paid the price. I’ve been wearing a pair of running shoes that were months past their prime. When I woke up this morning and felt like my big toe was broken (it’s not), I decided today was the day to shop for new shoes.
As I stood at the checkout, I believe the Lord spoke a word to my heart, “It’s not a new path you need…just a fresh pair of shoes.” As soon as I heard that, I knew right away the Holy Spirit was speaking to me in a metaphor. Sometimes He does that. He takes the common place, the ordinary, the touchable, tactile thing you are holding in your hands and He delivers a spiritual…whoa! kind of message straight to your heart, mind and spirit. I got the message, alright. I got the message.
In fact this morning in my broadcast, I said something along these lines, “I’m in a new season of life with more freedom than I’ve had in a while and I feel like I could fly! But I want to be careful that I don’t jump into or out of anything without prayerful consideration.”
Translate that to: I’m thinking about changing directions…changing paths.
But I believe that the Lord stepped into my rainy Thursday afternoon as I stood chitchatting with the young woman ringing up my shoes to let me know this:
Don’t change paths. You’re on the right path. You just need a fresh anointing for the path you’re already on!
Well, alright and amen!
See, sometimes a new path – a change in direction – is exactly what you need. But sometimes it’s not. Maybe right now all you need is to trade in your worn out shoes for a fresh, new pair (with really cute hot pink laces).
And then stay the course! Stay on the path you’re already on. But expect that as you’re walking (or running), the Lord is about to load you up with some fresh oil. He knows what’s just ahead and He knows you need some strong feet that will get you there.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. -Psalm 18:33 NIV
He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain. – Psalm 18:33 NET
So, GO! Get a new pair of shoes because a new and fresh anointing requires a fresh pair of shoes!
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”
- Mark 2:22 NLT
See? I told you. The Holy Spirit likes using metaphors!
As you lace them up, know…KNOW that the wind is stirring on the path you’re already on and you don’t want to miss that, do you?!
I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
If this spoke to you, leave a comment and let me know. Thanks!
Written by Melanie Dorsey - Visit Website