Heading out to speak at a weekend retreat . . . and it IS a re-treat for me. Spending another weekend with women and given the opportunity to share my heart IS indeed a special experience.
I’m speaking on Refuge — in the Regular and in the Rupture.
What a joy it has been to hide away and prepare for this weekend. I’ve said it before: the preparation of what I believe God has called me to share is the best part of a speaking engagement. It is always painful to reflect on my story but always freeing. “Remembering when” has become a time of praise for me. I desire to be for others what I needed when I was younger — Ears. Compassion. Wisdom. A safe person. And I know that none of this can happen without being real.
Choosing refuge in God has been quite the journey. The focus of my faith has shifted from discovering ways to get a fix on God to experiencing the reality that He is the One who has hold of me. This inner shift of surrender has evolved after many years of wrestling, controlling and trying to make life work by immaturely asking God’s blessing on my plans, rather than watching what He was doing in my life and coming along side Him.
It’s been a simple but profound change in my life.
To be covered – to find shelter – to nestle under His wings is where I want to be.
Looking so forward to connecting with women, enjoying the Fall weather, learning and laughing.
It’s all good. Really good.
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18.10