Friday, December 12, 2008

Converge

Last night I got to go hear Beth teach. To say I needed it is an understatement.

I don't think she could've talked about something more necessary for all of us to hear.

She taught about dissapointment. She talked about when you get to the point that you're about to give up on prayer. She talked about how so many of us are praying and praying and praying and asking God, "WHEN, God?! WHEN!?"

I saw so many tears in that room. So many dissapointed hearts. She was talking to all of us. One of the most convicting things she brought to my attention is that we can sometimes use dissapointment as a stronghold. Oh, how true it is. Just like worry, or fear, or pessimism, dissapointment can also be a stronghold.

My friends, I'm gonna pass a good word on to you that my dear teacher taught me last night. HE HEARS YOUR PRAYERS. And, more importantly, the moment that you pray, an answer is given. You may not hear or know the answer right away, but His answer is given immediately. He is beyond wise and He loves us more than we could ever begin to understand. He hears your prayer. And, more importantly, He knows what is best for you and He will answer that prayer in the way He knows is best.

I was so blessed to be in that room last night under her teaching... AND to hear our Travis sing. That boy can sing me a song. Good night, he can sing!! It was all I could do not to punch the air with my fist at all those dramatic high notes! :) It just so happened that Lindsee and I had tickets just 6 seats away from each other on the same row! Jaclyn and my mom and I enjoyed making funny faces at Linds and her gang throughout the worship time!

Thank You Lord for blessing us last night and for leading Beth to teach on that very subject and that very scripture. It was much needed.

Love you, friends...

5 comments:

Kelli said...

What a blessing to have got to hear all of those amazing people last night!! I SO wish that I would have been able to go!

Rusty and Jennifer said...

I am so glad that you were there, as well. I know that she spoke to so many hearts in that room. It was so encouraging to see that many people (ok, mostly women) just loving and praising the Lord! The presence of the Spirit was just amazing.

And don't you know, Beth can teach the word and Travis can sing a song. (You have to read that with Beth's voice in your head, otherwise it just sounds really obvious!) :)

Lindsee said...

The night could not have been any more amazing. It was perfect! :)

I loved being 6 seats away from you!

LOVE YOU!

Stephanie said...

OMG, I was there too! so good!

Fran said...

WOW!!! Good stuff Jen. I mean the part of He does answer immediately. We might not know the answer immediately.

Thanks for the blessing. Huge for me as I'm sure it was for you too.

Hugs~