March 15, 2007
Going deep in San Francisco
So I went to a Christian conference in San Francisco...along with 9,000 other women this past weekend. Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer were the speakers. These women are refreshing teachers and have this incredible authenticity that isn't always available in the modern church today.
Three lessons that I personally took away from it that resonated in my mind were...
1) God is a just God - there are consequences for our decisions and actions. This is conveyed throughout the old testament (and new as well) Sometimes this message seems to be clouded over in some venues... but I think it's important for me to always recognize this throughout the day...as I make decisions in the normal occurrences of life.
2) God is not looking for perfection . . .He is looking for passion. "I have found David, a man after my own heart" Acts 13:22 I love this lesson.... and only God can know our true passions - we can't hide ourselves in anything else.
3) We have to be still. . . to go deep. "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10 .... This reminded me of the importance of prioritization as we live in this overworked society of achievement and hyperspeed activity while staying in "our zone". A good reminder for me to get out of my zone...and into God.