In March, ten ladies from our church went to the Lifeway Abundance Conference in Asheville, NC. While at this conference we were able to hear from speakers Lysa Terkeurst, Lisa Harper, Curtis Jones, and Annie F. Downs. We were also led in worship by Christy Nockels and Natalie Grant!
We learned many amazing truths during this trip, but the greatest truth we learned was that we need to run after Christ with every breath we have within us. His Word is truth and life. It gives nourishment and sustains us throughout the day.
“We must trade whispers with God before screaming at the world,” Lysa Terkeurst said.
Lysa Terkeurst gave a beautiful testimony and shared a profound lesson about our relationship with Christ. She explained that while her family was on vacation, they went scuba diving - it was their first time in the ocean. Upon arriving on the ocean floor, a large fish surprised them and she and her children panicked. They swam to the surface with a very upset dive instructor behind them. He explained clearly, “do you know why you panicked? Because you took your eyes off the dive master.”
When we take our eyes off the Master, we panic and we lose control. But when we surrender the control to Him and allow Him to have leadership in our lives, we are protected and safe in His hands. 2Chronicles 20:15 explains that the battle belongs to God, so give it to Him and rest in the assurance of His promise.