Diane W. Bailey

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Story of this Week

I cannot even begin to tell you the story of the last few days.  Beginning with company visiting, blown out tires, broken legs, debilitating pinched nerve, and a doctors request for multiple vials of blood from a one year old to try to decide if there is a very ugly decease to battle…it has been a week. We seem to be in the cross-hairs of the enemy.

The enemy is attacking me and my family.  I should count it joy and an honor that I can concern the enemy by being a contributor to the Kingdom of Heaven.  But when it touches my family I begin to pray with sword sharpened. There is no mystery to this story, and he too, is in the cross-hairs of the Leader of the Army of God and me!

In two weeks I will be attending She Speaks.  I am sure that the Lord has provided this time and place for me to learn to be a better speaker for Him.  And there lies the root of the attack.  God is moving me forward and the enemy is trying to distract and block my way.

Would you please consider praying for me for the next two weeks as I prepare and step into the She Speaks conference?  Perhaps praying for the other women attending as well.  This is a big step for all who attend and I’m sure I’m not the only one whose family is feeling the resistance as the Father presses us forward.

Much of my time for he next two weeks will be practicing a three-minute talk and a five-minute talk I will give to the Proverbs 31 women for an evaluation.

If you would commit to praying for me the next two weeks I would appreciate it.

Here are some pictures from my week. Happy Weekend!

Love You,   Di

Linking today with Lisa-Jo Baker, and Michelle Derusha 

  • http://therealbarbie.wordpress.com Barbara Koob

    Hi Diane, I am honored to pray for you. I, too, am going to SheSpeak 2012 and will be doing the Speakers Track. I also have some publisher appointments; so there is alot going on. BUT we can pray for each other. We know that God has called us, and it is He who is leading and helping us through step. I hope to see you there. Peace as your practice, my friend.

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Thank you Barb, I look forward to meeting you in person!

  • http://gravatar.com/pamartman pamartman

    Diane, I will be praying for you as you prepare to speak and for the women. I will also be praying spiritual protection for you and your family! Love ya sister, Pam

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Thank you Pam, Miss you like crazy!

  • nancywilsonblount

    Prayers up Lady Di!

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Thank you Sweet Nancy. I have missed seeing you. Hugs!

  • http://susanstilwell.com Susan Stilwell

    You know I’m praying! And I’ll send you a private message with my cell number. Can’t wait to connect!!

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      I am very comforted knowing that you are praying, Susan. Can’t with to meet up wit YOU!!!!

  • marygems

    Di- my heart goes out to you- I commit to praying for you and others who will attend this conference-[ like Barbara from above]- May the God of Peace, Grace, Mercy and Love hold you all close and protect you all from the wiles of the enemy. May He guard your families from ALL harm and afflictions. May He give you time to prepare without interruptions. I proclaim the protection of the blood of Jesus over you all- over your families too. May God Himself be your swordsman as he did in the Valley of Jehoshophat-May He fight the battles FOR you and may peace be maintained in every area of your lives.
    Psalm 28:7-8: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.”
    God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33
    “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:16). Amen!
    . Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Mary you are a Gem! You bless me so much with your words and prayers, I look forward to reading your comments when they come. Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Michellederusha1 Michelle DeRusha

    Diane! I am going to She Speaks, too – we need to meet up in person!!!

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Yea!!! I look forward to meeting you face to face! P.S. Love the NEW DO!

  • Terrie atchison

    Diane, You have already been in my prayers but now I know why. I will join with these sisters in faith lifting you and your family up to the Father. Remember that Satan”s attack means you are doing something incredibly right. Praise God. Love you,

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      So thankful for you Terri, your spirit is on target as usual…Are you home yet?

  • dukeslee

    Have fun Diane, at She Speaks. I am praying now, as I write, that you would be blessed richly during your time there. So sorry for all that you’ve gone through in these last few days.

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Jennifer, thank you for your prayers. I know God is in charge of all things – but sometimes I think we all get a little tired. I am so very touch by my friends, which includes you, for the gift of the time it takes to pray. I am blessed.