2000 women gathered together to hear from God. Each one desperate to learn, experience and ultimately fulfill their purpose as a Christ follower. If God is real then we want to live like it is the premise behind this gathering.
I came expecting God to give me answers to my questions about how to lead, where my life needs to change and quite honestly I just wanted to have an amazing time of worship with Him. I was not disappointed in what occurred!
The conference began with Jennie Allen greeting us with her team of women. Her passion and conviction were a powerful reminder to trust God and let Him direct you. I was in awe of her dedication and servant hood to the kingdom. Presenter after presenter shared their story of faith, of trust, of brokenness and the truth that God is good. This woman agrees with that statement!
Worship was weaved throughout and brought us right into the throne room. There is something about filling a place with women who love Jesus and then singing His praise! It is good to be together! Break every chain, break every chain.... Is ringing in my soul.
One of the beautiful aspects of IF:Gathering is that women all over the world were watching with us. Over 1500 locations streamed the conference. So incredibly cool to be connected with our sisters. Even after the conference many of us our hosting our own events. I am returning to my home church and have a date set for March 27-28 where we have invited women to join us in answering If God is real, then what?
God is so full of surprises. During the gathering, I was given so many beautiful words of challenge and encouragement, but the one that had me quaking and smiling came from Christine Caine. "God is preparing you for what He has prepared for you!"
In January the word God gave me for this year was "Prepare". I even spent the month of January reflecting on how to prepare my heart, mind, mouth and hands. Little did I know that He was going to continue it at the IF:'Gathering.
So what is next? I have so much more to share with you regarding what I learned and how God worked. I'll be blogging about some of those in the next few days.
In addition, if you are close to Grand Rapids, Michigan we would love for you to join us on March 27-28 for our IF:Corinth.