Sunday, June 29, 2008

Deeper Still

This weekend I went to the Deeper Still women's conference in Atlanta with about 25 ladies from my church. The conference was held at Philips Arena, where we were joined by about 20,000 of our closest friends to hear Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur and Beth Moore speak. Each of these speakers could have easily packed the house on their own, so it was thrilling to hear not one but all three during the weekend. These ladies certainly have the gifts of preaching and exhortation, and all presented very challenging messages.

Although all three are outstanding speakers, my favorite talk was probably Priscilla's. She spoke about the wilderness experience that the Israelites went through in Exodus, and how God met with them in the wilderness. Some of the points she made that really stood out to me:

-The context in which God speaks to us and shows Himself to us in a new way is often the wilderness.

-You are more protected and safe in the wilderness with God than out of the wilderness without God.

-In the wilderness, God teaches us to depend on Him so that when we arrive in the "Promised Land" we are trusting Him to provide rather than trusting in what the Promised Land has to offer.

So many good thoughts given by Priscilla, as well as by Kay and Beth this weekend! I'm hoping the audio and/or video will soon be available so I can listen to each of them again.

2 comments:

Donna said...

I would love to make that trip....maybe next year!

Snapshot said...

I've always wanted to go to one of these events.