Monday, December 20, 2010

Small Feet, Big Dreams...A "B" story

(This post has been sitting on my blog in draft form for over a year. The Lord let me know it was time to share.)

Last year I went to the Blogger's Retreat in Sneads, FL. It was such a blessing, meeting the Sisters of Faith and many bloggy friends for the first time.

After the last session on Friday night, we drove to the campgrounds where we were staying during the event. Since our time together was so limited, Joanne insisted I go to Angie's house to visit with some of the women before I retired to my cabin.  I am so glad I did.  We talked and laughed until midnight.  Breakfast would be at 7:00 the next morning so we decided we better get some shut eye.

Rachel from Beautiful Daughters was my roomie. She was asleep but I was having a difficult time falling asleep in my new surroundings.   I checked my phone.  It was after 2 AM.  I usually drift to sleep every night talking to God but I was wide awake. As I was chatting with the Lord, I thought I felt something on my blanket. I chose to ignore it. A few minutes later the incident was repeated. All of the sudden fast little feet were running over my head and in my hair. Yes, IN MY HAIR!

YIKES! I came UNGLUED!

I jumped out of bed screaming hysterically. Rachel woke up and immediately started asking, "What's wrong? What's wrong?" "A mouse ran over my head" I screamed in a high pitch voice while jumping up and down. Rachel took control of the situation. She threw her pink hoodie over her head and approached the crime scene. Standing in the opposite corner of the room I was amazed at her display of courage. "What are you going to do if you find him?" I asked. Realizing she had no weapon, Rachel reached for the broom and began searching for the mouse.

From the other side of the room the Lord let me see this crazy scenario in a new way. I saw'Cinderella' in her own little corner.  Dreaming of what she could b but afraid.  The broom, the mice...The message was coming becoming clear.  I remembered part of my words written earlier:

He called her to become MORE And now it's time for her to soar
The shoe fits after all
The mice are just His transportation to the ball.


I wrote those words in a comment on Lysa Terkeurst's blog before the retreat . I was trying to win a contest she had to solve her 'mice in the fireplace' problem.  All I could see when I read her mouse story was Cinderella.  My 'comment/poem', felt so inspired...I just knew I would win cause God gave me those words. (Big smile lol, I didn't) The words were not for Lysa  T. in that rustic cabin at 2 in the morning.  The words were for me...B.  The Lord was replying to my chat.  He did not want me drifting off .  He was setting my little feet up for the SHOES ,...the kind that make it possible for small feet to walk in Big Dreams.  You might say He was sending B transportation.

If you have a dream from God, these shoes are a MUST have.They will take you all the places you are supposed to go.
If you do not know the 'shoe story', please watch this video.) 

Today as I write my last post of 2010, it has to b about DREAMS.  I am awake to God's dream for my life.

 How about you?

Today I am praying for your little feet friends.  God has MORE for you too.  Take a step. The Lord specializes in little feet and Big Dreams AND best of all... He still uses 'princesses' to tell His story. 

B His Girl

15 comments:

  1. B, thanks so much for this word to me. It really spoke to me and reminded me of His call on my life.

    Leah

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  2. Love it! I went back and listened to the video again. I remember all of that and our phone conversation when Andrew was still on this side.
    Believe. I do.

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  3. B, I am sitting here in awe. My eyes are flooded with tears while I am wearing that very same pink hoodie.
    These words hit home "He called her to become MORE And now it's time for her to soar
    The shoe fits after all,The mice are just His transportation to the ball.
    You know my heart B.
    I am forever grateful for being able to be your roommate & for the conversations we had.

    God wants His daughters to feel beautiful. He wants them to fill those BIG shoes and walk in the dreams He has for there lives. He has a BIG dream for your life B and He is preparing your path. Love ya Girl!! You are Beautiful!!

    Merry Christmas:)

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  4. I suppose I've not done a lot of dreaming in recent days; I've asked God to restore that part of my soul... it's easy to get bogged down in my mess and forget about God's more. I'm glad you spoke about dreaming as your final post; a great focus as we move through this week of Advent. May the peace of Christ be present in your heart as you behold the light and witness of the manger.

    peace~elaine

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  5. Love this post! Some days I struggle with wondering what God will have me B. What should I write, what do I need to do, the thoughts and worries coming at me like mice. And yet I know in my heart, one of the keys is to rest in "B"eing God's girl.

    Happy New Year, sweet B!

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  6. I remember the SHOE story and tonight - even though I have not visited blogs in weeks - God brought me here to hear the rest of the 'shoe' story. I will send you [via snail mail] my own Cindarella story. And mine is spelled just that way! God ALWAYS uses you to speak to me!

    Love you lots!@!! Be l@@king for the mail!

    Stephanie

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  7. Thank you for posting this to end the year. I'm blessed to read your retelling of this God moment. I love this ending to link to a new beginning.

    B MORE.
    Amazing awaits.
    Love and hugs.
    t

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  8. Oh how i want to help others with God's dream for their life! Thank you Jesus for the plans you have for us. They are MORE than we can ask or imagine! We love you! B

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  9. Happy New Year! I'm looking for my shoes. Yes I remember your blog last year when you got out the big shoes- so appropriate. I have sons who walk in big shoes. I'm off to the market place with my empty basket wearing my big shoes.

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  10. Beautiful message B!

    Came by to say, Blessings to you and your family this New Year! May you rest in the arms of the LORD and fulfill all the purposes He has for you in this season.

    Much love!

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  11. Barbara...I had to laugh when I read this FIRST on my phone. Tried then to put a comment in and couldn't. PROMISED myself I'd be back.
    EVERY TIME I go in that cabin to check sheets/towels, etc., I think of you. Grinning now.

    What God has in store for us in almost beyond our dreams....but He gives us a peek now and again. I'm delighted to be on this journey beside you. Thrilled! :)

    God is awesome! Love you dearly friend. Good things coming.

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  12. B!!!
    You've been on my mind so much lately. And I guess it's no coincidence that tonight I was just thinking about Joshua walking into the promised land.

    Maybe I need to shine my shoes and quit running away from the mice!
    xoxoxo

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  13. aunt barbara, this blog link popped out at me from my mom's sidebar of favorite links on her computer; i didn't know you had this new blog! i'm excited to keep up with it and continue to read how God is working in and through you. i miss and love you.

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  14. Waiting for the "new" post. Anything new for that matter. This chicken is pushing on you, turtle..

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