(i'm on my sisters bed and not my own because i will be watching my niece for the next five days...a post on how i'm not ready to be a mom can be found tuesday)
it's that feeling i get sometimes when i ask God a question.
and He's telling me yes.
let's back up a little.
so i'm reading a very dear and sweet friends post about how amazing our God is, and this story about how another very dear and sweet friend is helping her (well God is having her help her...really though when you're done here go read her post), get to the influence conference.
the influence conference.
there it was again.
if you haven't heard about it yet, it's going to be an amazing weekend in october that if you aren't there, when everyone else blogs about it you're going to get that "crap i really wish i would have gone" feeling inside.
i've spoken to both of those beautiful ladies before and we've all mentioned how much we want to go. mostly because we're so aware that God would do some huge things in our lives, but also because we'd actually like to hug each other in real life. not that we've hugged on blogs...this is weird now.
anyways...i put it on the back burner because when i looked at the ticket price ($250 cause i'm always late) and the cost of a plane ticket (anywhere from $300-$400 depending on if price goes up) i pretty much shut the idea of going out.
i was perusing the site when i saw that emily p freeman was going to be one of the guest speakers.
so then i clicked her link and it went to her page.
the third post down let me know that God was, yet again, setting this all up for me.
i've been feeling like lately i'm missing something.
i'm reading my bible and going to church. singing songs and feeling His presence.
but there's still this little bit of me yearning for more (which i think we always have but that's for another post).
maybe it's community? but community with just women.
so i'm on her blog, marveling at her amazing writing when i come to the post about how she's going to be holding a small group type of deal every week for the next eight weeks. and then i scroll down to see the hundred plus comments from women who are all signed up to be a part of this.
um hello. megan. this is God speaking. get this book and read it.
also, I'll make a way for the conference.
ok, maybe that's not exactly what He's saying. but that's what i'm getting.
sometimes it takes me a little while to put all the puzzle pieces together. but not this time.
i'm a huge fan of God, and an even bigger fan when He does awesome things like this.
sure, life is really busy but this is the something i think i've been wanting and needing.
i can't say for sure that i'm going to be able to go to this conference, but i can tell you that i've been doing some math in my journal and figuring what i need to save. so i'm going to do everything in my power to make this happen. because i know God will do a massive work in my life that weekend.
are any of you planning on going??
i am going to be in prayer about this for the next eighteen weeks. cause that's how far away it is...i told you i was doing the math and counting weeks and making dollar signs by big numbers.
most importantly though, i'm praying that i'll start to open up to the Mighty God i serve so He can do a work in my life before i even go.
happy halfway through the week day!
all my love,