First and foremost, friends, please remember to pray for my home state, Texas, and all those affected by the wildfires as well as those risking their lives to fight the fires. We need rain and we need a miracle. I know that even in the midst of this, God is bigger and He is still good.
Last night the webcast offered by Lysa Terkeurst and Ann Voskamp was about saying "Yes to God." God has been speaking this for some time to me. In fact, I just wrote a guest post about it yesterday before the webcast that will be published soon. More specifically to me, it has been about saying yes to Him while saying no to those things that might distract me from His purposes or keep me from His presence.
I loved getting together with my girlfriends all across the world. It was like having one big chat session, especially with the twitter feed - although my (undiagnosed) ADD contributed to missing several statements spoken on the left while trying to keep up with the written conversation on the right. I should probably take advantage of the opportunity to review the webcast. If you missed it (or need to see it again), it is available on demand on Lysa's blog.
I decided to list my top 5 favorite nuggets from last night:
- Before we say yes to God's work in the world, we need to say yes to who He says we are in His word. ~Ann
- Keeping company with God is what's most important, not how much we accomplish. ~Ann
- Christ is always our first yes to God...there is no yield in our lives until there is a yes to the Lord. ~Ann
- The name of God - YHWH - is the sound of breathing itself...Make every breath a yes to God. ~Ann
- Peace isn't the absence of dark, it's the assurance of God's presence in the dark. ~Ann
Lysa talked about intentionally pausing in the moment and acknowledging God throughout our day. This has been my quest in pursuing God. This was a great reminder for me as it has been key in learning to "Hear His voice above all the noise," as my tagline states. I pray that I will not forget this. That I will remember when life is busy and frustrations are high and stress is squeezing and things are harder...that I will pause and acknowledge God...that I will remember He is good and He never changes.
"He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32
Were you able to join in on the webcast last night? If yes, what were you favorite take-aways? And if not, please feel free to comment on my faves :)
Also, remember there is still time to watch the webcast on demand today and tomorrow at LysaTerkeurst.com.
Although not my usual Imperfect Prose Post, I am still joining today with Emily at Canvas Child and Ann for Walk With Him Wednesdays.