Often people ask me why I preach and speak, even when travel costs can be high, and days are often long.
I recently stumbled across this blog, of someone who was at a conference I spoke at.
I went to a conference at my church over the new year weekend. it was titled ‘let go, let God’ and the name alone spoke to me. doesn’t that fit with what’s going on in my life, friends? and truly, God was speaking directly to my heart that weekend! right off the bat, andrew scarborough, youth pastor at a pentacostal church in melbourne, australia, said when he walked in the church building he had this sudden, intense pain in his right arm, and he wondered if anyone was dealing with that kind of pain. three people raised their hands, and i was one of them! i had just been complaining to my sister about *all* the *pain* i’m struggling with, lately. so everybody prayed for the three of us. so cool! and then after the service i went over to pastor dave for individual prayer for my relationship with my mom. he said a great prayer, and then afterward said he had gotten this picture of *ice melting around my heart.* and when he said, ‘melt,’ i felt this *deep rightness.* like utter truth was being spoken to me.
This is why I preach. If only for this young lady, I’d travel anywhere.
Thank you God for the opportunity!