Last Thursday night was AMAZING! The evening was dripping with the presence of God even before one note of worship was sung or one Bible verse read. Every woman seemed to be giddy with excitement as the sanctuary at Fellowship Dallas church filled to capacity. The air was alive and bursting with anticipation for what God would do. Sisters gathered from all over Dallas Ft. Worth and surrounding areas. I met ladies from San Antonio, Tyler, Sherman and even Louisiana and Arkansas that had driven for several hours for our evening together. While Awaken was specifically dreamed up with the women of DFW in mind, I’m overjoyed when ladies completely ignore that fact and come anyway . . . no matter where they are from! It’s perfect!
One of the most touching and powerful parts of our evening was the outpouring of the generosity. Only 1 week before the evening, I emailed all the registrants, asking them to bring one new toy with them that we can deliver to the Christmas trees of children in need all across the metroplex. I prayed and asked the Lord to soften women’s hearts to participate.. . .And participate they did! Our sisters streamed into the church with their Bibles in one had and their gifts in the other. My three sons and a fantastic group of volunteers gathered the gifts and before we knew it the floor and table tops were filled to capacity and brimming over with goodies!At the risk of sounding a tad hormonal, can I just say that I almost burst into tears when I saw the toys scattered everywhere.
Don’t know what came over me but for some reason I was really moved to see God’s women respond so enthusiastically to bless others.Take a peek at just a “smidget” of what we gathered.
If you came to Awaken, I’d love to hear what the Lord did in your life. Is there something He whispered to your heart? Is there a prayer request that He answered? Is there a dream that He birthed?Can’t wait to hear from you!PriscillaPS. . Save the date! The next Awaken gathering is April 23, 2013! Details to come!