I love the Bible.
Have since I was a little girl.
But, the thing is, I didn’t know that I could hear God speak to me through it until I was much older. In my twenties really. The Scriptures were more stories and great character studies than a personal encounter with God. Now, I approach the Bible differently – expectantly and in anticipation of what He might want to say to me.
The Lord brought me to tears over this one:
Moses when up to God . . .The Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud so that the people may hear when I speak with you. . . Exodus 19:3,9
Needed to read this.
You see, I can be a bit of a worrier. I try not to be but if left uncheck anxiety could have its way with me. In just a bit over a month, I will be speaking to a group of women gathering in New Orleans for th PSL simulcast. And this event will be different than most. We’ll be simulcasting into hundreds of churches and homes that have signed up to participate in this conference with us. There will be women from literally all over the world tuning in, in their different time zones.
Honestly, the thought is almost too much for me to fathom. So many questions:
What will I say?
What will I wear?
Will the technogical details run smoothly?
Will I be relaxed enough to communicate clearly?
I know for certain you’ve felt this same way before – as you’ve prepared for a Bible study or to host a party or to take a test or to make an important decision. It’s a worry that can sneak up on you and then rob you blind – of your sleep, your solace and your ability to concentrate on anything else.
And with that sense mounting, I slipped into God’s Word for my daily reading and found Moses going up to God. . . . and God coming down to Him.
There it was – a clear word for me from Exodus 19. My heart burned and my spirit confirmed that this was God speaking directly to me through the story of another leader who had people waiting to receive guidance and direction. Moses wasn’t concerned about what he’d say or not say, or how he would effectively lead and minister to these 2 million pilgrims, he just “went up to God” . . . and God took care of the rest. Yahweh would allow the people to be ministered to out of the overflow of the conversation He’d have with his servant. God would allow them to hear.
So. . . I’m meeting with God and am so excited about what He will ask me to share with you on April 5th. The fire in my heart is already burning as I am beginning to sense His direction for us. Will you plan on joining me? There are 1,600 of us that will be meeting together in New Orleans but you can participate from where ever you are. There is probably a host church in your area or you can gather some girlfriends in your home to watch on a laptop computer. Your church can even host the event! Either way, we’ll all be together around His Word and worship.
I’ll be looking forward to seeing you. I can’t wait to hear what God will speak to us! Register today!