January 8, 2014
It’s been years ago now, but I remember it like it happened yesterday because it changed the course of my life. I was a young, married woman who had just given birth to my firstborn son—and had also just buried my mom, who was only forty-one. I found myself at a desperate place in life (on many fronts). That’s when a woman at my church insisted I attend a women’s weekend retreat/conference with her. Honestly, it was the last thing I wanted to do, I didn’t feel I had the time, the money, and anyway I thought “those things” were cheesy and boring (because I was twenty-something and I knew everything!) How it all happened I can hardly recall but I do know this: that weekend away with some great women in God’s Word changed my life! I learned how to hear God’s voice and walk with the Lord that weekend. I discovered there can be progress out of my pain and that He has a divine purpose for everything! The Lord set some things in motion that day that changed the trajectory of my life and created a relationship with Him that I have never gotten over! The thing that caused me to remember all of that was a phone call from Dori Barber, the Director of Women’s Ministry at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. She felt led to bring a group of women to Unwrap the Bible. She is getting women together; she purchased a group of tickets; she is even chartering a bus to enhance the whole experience. This is what I know: the Lord is awaiting their arrival. He has a word for each one of them that will no doubt change a life. Back to my mom: I am a few years older now than she was when she died. I want desperately to finish my race strong and complete God’s purpose/assignment for my life. But I don’t know how much time I have . . . and neither do you. What if you knew your time was short and coming to an end? Would you be doing anything differently? Learn more about Unwrap the Bible, February 21-22 in Houston, TX.