Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Going to Miami!

Don't you just love it when you see God in action? I mean, wild, crazy, completely in-your-face action. I am leaving for Miami in the morning. This is nothing unusual as I have been headed to Miami this particular weekend for the last 13 years to meet up with 3 girlfriends for an annual girls weekend. We always arrive on Friday about noon and head back home on Sunday. What's different about this time, however, is that I am arriving on Thursday. I'm also being picked up at the airport by some women I've only met once in my life...actually, less than 2 months ago. You see, I got bumped from a flight about a year ago and got a free ticket so I've been saving it for this weekend but US Air couldn't get me on a flight on Friday so they had to put me on one Thursday. So what's a girl to do? Okay, yes, I could have called my friend to pick me up a day early since she lives in Ft. Lauderdale but God prompted me to call my new friends of only 2 months...so I did. I told them I was arriving a day early so if they wanted me to do an event for the women in their church, I would. They loved the idea but had no budget nor did they even have a place they could hold such an event. Well then I felt God whisper to me that I should do the event for free...so I let them know. Little did I know that God was also working in their hearts and they decided to do an event not knowing how it would ever come together. Well, apparently God did and has been planning this event for quite a long time! Everything has come together, the location, the worship music, the people....as of early last week, they had already sold close to 100 tickets! So, off I go! I can't wait! If you live near Miami, please go to http://www.running4thegold.com/ and get the info and come out and see us! I am going to do a What Not to Wear Workshop and also give my testimony. I am excited and in a way a little nervous. You see, I became a Christian in Miami....I also walked away from God in Miami...I also came back to God in Miami. And the location of the event is very near where I felt God whisper something to me that I will share tomorrow night. It's crazy. I believe God had this event planned long before any of us were obedient to His whispers. I'm excited. Please, if you catch yourself thinking about any of this, send up a prayer for the women who will be attending. I don't know what's going to happen but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty powerful. Off to pack! I can hardly wait! love to you all, Shari http://www.sharibraendel.com/

3 comments:

Celeste said...

Hi Shari,
You are a beautiful lady and God has given you so many gifts. Thank you for taking the time to come to Florida. It was a blessing for Amanda and I to meet you this evening. You truly blessed all that were there!
May God continue to bless you, your family and your ministry.
: )

Charlene Kidd said...

Shari,
It is your speaking team prayer buddy. I will be lifting you up on this weekend. Have joyous time. I can not wait to here what God does.
Hugs,
Char

Shari said...

Hi Celeste, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day today and are being celebrated in the custom you deserve as a beautiful child of God....you are GORGEOUS girl! love you, Shari