Lysa Terkeurst & The Well
It's so great to have wonderful friends, isn't it?
One of my dearest friends bought me a ticket to see one of my favorite Christian authors, Lysa Terkuerst, speak at her church's women's ministry, called "The Well". I mean, could it have a better name?! Women coming together to support each other....makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside!
Naturally, I was so nervous about going, in the time leading up to it. The unfamiliarity of the people, in a place I had never been, made me instantly regret ever agreeing to go. But I am ever so glad that I did!
I had two other friends with me, who were familiar with the church and people, so I that eased my anxiety greatly. Everyone was friendly, the church is so modern and nice, and they even served delicious macaroons in the foyer. My friends and I were able to spend much needed time together, and the experience of worshiping in such a spirit-centered atmosphere with other Christian women is a feeling I had never had on such a large scale.
The music - all women vocalists - was wonderful. I wish I had captured a clip to share and remember!
Lysa Terkeurst is so very down to earth that I feel like I have known her forever, even though we have never met. She was witty, well-spoken, firm in her message and strong in her resolve to speak God's truth. Although her whole teaching was confirmations of her book, "Uninvited", which I own and have partially read, I very much felt like she was speaking from the heart.
Her message was so obviously meant for me and my season in life. She spoke at length about David, and later about Abigail from 1 Samuel, using their examples to show that no matter our circumstances or what others may think of us, God looks at our hearts, and will use us for good. Faithfulness and belief in God's plan for our unique life negates all the lies that we believe about ourselves.
I often feel inadequate, left out, afraid and alone. But feelings are not always the truth. The truth is that I was created uniquely, that I am loved always, and even though I may not know what it is, there is a plan for my life. It requires unrelenting trust and pursuance of God. There is always so much more going on than what I feel. I know all these things, but I often forget, caught up in my own emotions. It was beautiful to have this laid out in front of me once again, as a reminder.
It was a great night of worship and reflection. I am grateful I was given the opportunity to hear Lysa speak and to be present in that moment in time, with all those lovely women, being encouraged and filled with joy.
I highly recommend all of Lysa's books and following her on social media for daily uplifting books quotes, bible verses and original content. If you ever get the chance to hear her speak, do it!