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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Above and beyond all I could ask or imagine.
That happened over this short two day trip.
With stops, 20 hours of driving total (Columbus to Charlotte and back).
With an overnight stay at a Courtyard, the friendly staff served us a great breakfast before enjoying a 3 hour get-together with fellow sisters in Christ from a variety of states.
We played some games, enjoyed some giveaways, ate some delicious food, and listened to Lysa TerKeurst share her heart in answering questions, sharing a devotion, and leading us in a brainstorming session for the next book that God has placed on her heart.
The topic she is tackling is one that affects each one of us – the power of two small words – “yes” and “no”. So much of our “mess” takes place in the midst of either decision. Several ladies each brought up different areas in relation to this topic and beautiful discussion ensued. This message is powerful. If we can start to make wise decisions, the trajectory of our lives will steer us to Him and all that a life with Christ affords.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
I want to thank my fellow roadies, Rachel and Mindy! We had such wonderful conversation throughout our many hours together. It’s one of those times when you don’t realize how much you needed something until it was provided for you. Soul deep, edifying encouragement is something I will forever be grateful to have received.
My advice – never miss an opportunity to simply “go” and receive when you feel prompted, no matter how crazy it may appear. It always produces fruit, and in fact, may even provide a connection to His next leading. Have a wonderful week with your families!