Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hands open wide...

....that is how I want to live.

With my hands open to all that God has for me.
No longer with my fists clenched....
...trying to control.


This past weekend I spent three days in Concord, NC attending She Speaks, a speaker/writer/leadership  conference hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministry.

I know I shared with y'all that I was overwhelmed and a bit nervous about attending.  God had clearly led me to go...but had not revealed "why" I was going.  The unknown brought a little, ok a lot, of fear and anxiousness.

However, it didn't take Him long to speak directly to my heart!!
The 1st seminar I attended was with Renee Swope and it seemed she had written her message personally for me.  Her words brought a realization that God and I had some work to do.  She gave me so much to think about and I spent the rest the evening wrestling with her words.  

One of the things I loved about She Speaks is that the speakers/leaders made themselves available all throughout the weekend.  I had the opportunity to speak with Renee one-on-one and share my heart.  She was so encouraging!

Every session exceeded my expectations.  I learned so much.  And really, by the end of Saturday, I wasn't sure I could fit one more piece of information in my brain!!!  I am still sifting through my notes, processing it all.

Not only did God work on my heart this weekend, but He also revealed to me a ministry idea that I think He wants me to pursue.  I am praying through it right now and hopefully will be able to share it with you all soon!

I have so much more to share....
...but I'll stop now.  It's a lot for one post.
You're welcome.  :)

11 comments:

Mama Belle said...

Awesome! I love when God plants new things and ideas in us! Can't wait to hear more.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am so excited and cannot wait to hear more. I am attending a women of Faith conference on the 12th-13th of August. I love it to go and just let God fill me up again. As a preachers wife...sometime I feel spiritually and emotionally drained...but then...something like this comes along and the tank is topped off.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

How exciting! I love those moments when you get so filled and it feels like you will explode with God's power!

Can't wait to hear all about your new revelations!

Blessings
R

rita said...

Hanging on for more!

LuAnn said...

I knew you would be a sponge.
The whole weekend sounds like it was such a blessing to you.

StephieAnne said...

I'm so excited for you - we'd all to hear more details about what you learned this last weekend! (And sorry you were woke up early by hammering!!!)

Penny said...

So glad you had a wonderful time!!! =)

Mocha with Linda said...

So exciting. Can't wait to hear more!

(And Renee is such a sweetheart! Love her!)

Jewel said...

So glad you were blessed! I'm sure it was wonderful for all in attendance. I'm anxious to hear about your ministry idea... when your heart is ready. I have also been praying some time about God leading me in an area of ministry - not quite ready to share either. :)

Sara@TCme said...

I went to a Hearts At Home convention one year, I LOVED it. It opened me up to so many things that God wanted to tell me, but I just wasn't getting it.
He never fails to inspire us, does He?

Lisa said...

SO glad God spoke directly to you. I just read Anne V's book...inCREDible. She is so amazing, I bet it was such a treat to hear her speak.

I hope you'll share more in the coming weeks!