A Divine Appointment

I have been bringing my oldest daughter to Women of Faith for a few years now.  She is now 12.  As a Group Leader this year, I had two tickets that became available at the last minute to the 2012 San Antonio event.  As much as I tried, I could not find anyone who could use them.  So, I invited my eight-year-old twins along, though it wasn’t my first choice.  Frankly, I did not want to be responsible for a group of 24 other women along with also being responsible for my three daughters.  However, I felt strongly that perhaps this was part of God’s plan to bring the twins.

I thoroughly enjoyed the event.  I also enjoyed watching my daughters’ worship and listen intently to the speakers.  I had developed my own survey to find out how our group liked the particulars of our trip (hotel accommodations, etc).  One question on the survey was:  What did the experience mean to you?  Originally, I did not give the survey to my daughters.  But, I was pressed upon by the Holy Spirit not to discount their experience because they were younger.  So, I handed them each a survey and asked the girls to complete it.

One of the eight-year-old twins, Ashleigh Grace, wrote, “I thought that the experience for me, at Women of Faith, was life changing—it brought me much closer to God.”twins - and sheila

The very next morning at church, I watched her in worship.  Even at our contemporary service, you may find one person comfortable enough to raise her hands during worship.  I looked over at Ashleigh and saw her hands raised high, her voice singing out, and her feet moving to the beat of the music.  It was so precious to see her uninhibited worship.  I cannot describe in words how my heart felt to see this little girl unafraid to worship her Savior with all of her being.

I have no doubt that the Lord had a divine appointment with the twins.  I am so glad I listened to the Holy Spirit who pressed upon me to bring them rather than my own mind, which did not want the extra hassle.  (As it turned out, they were on their best behavior and not one bit of a hassle.)

Comments

  1. 2 years ago
    Rhonda S says

    Oh, Kristi,
    God’s perfect plan! So much better than all the ways we can devise! Thrilled to see the spiritual growth of these lovely young ladies!

  2. Thank you Denise! I am often tempted to listen to my own ways. Yet, I am always blessed when I listen and follow the Holy Spirit.

    Sabrina, my personal email is Kristine.Andrews@ces-texas.com. If you will send me a message, I will send you a copy of the survey.

  3. Dorothy, thank you for your sweet blessing!

    Sabrina, when the time comes to take your daughter, both of you will be blessed. It was such an awesome experience for us! Yes, I will get you a copy of the survey. Let me check with the WOF staff to see how I can go about that (if I can post my email address or if they can send it to you privately). The survey was a great way to get feed back on things particular to our group. It also gave me some great quotes to use for promotional purposes for next year’s event.

  4. What a wonderful testimony to they mysteries of God’s plans.
    I have experience similar blessing when I’ve listened to Him instead of myself, too.
    This was one of the best WOF emails I’ve read so far! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 2 years ago
    Dorothy says

    Kristi:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story. May God continually bless you and your family as you grow closer to Him.

  6. 2 years ago
    Sabrina says

    What a wonderful way to spend time with your daughters! I had thought about bringing my little girl but she is only 5 right now, but I am planning on her attending with me, my sister, mother, aunt, and countless friends within the next few years. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for her : )
    I also wanted to ask you about the survey you provide to your group of ladies. Is there any way I can get a copy of it…I would love to do something similar for my ladies to get their feedback and feelings on the experience.
    Thanks!
    Sabrina