Thursday, August 27, 2009

Going Under

This weekend I'm going back to Beth Moore, this time in Green Bay! (The video is the recap of when I saw her speak in Minneapolis last summer.) Unbelievable.

LPL Minneapolis from Rich Kalonick on Vimeo.

I can hardly wait to enter in again. Have you ever worshiped with thousands of women? The authenticity and abandon is second to none. Tell me you know about Travis and the Praise Team! The anointing on the entire Living Proof Live ministry is amazing. And have you read their blog?

Last summer I was in the 3rd row. I'll never forget it; I said, this woman has a word from God for me and I want it! I want to smell her perfume! Let me tell you, when God sends a messanger... she taught on being between a rock and a hard place. 3 months later when X walked out with a note, there I was, in that deep dark space. But when I started seeking answers, because God help me, there were so many questions, I returned again and again to her lesson. Yes it was dark... but it was the shadow of His wing. Between a rock and a hard place, I pressed into The rock and have held on for dear life. Best dang advice I ever got.

I left a comment on their blog this week and about fell of my chair when I got the email inviting me to Green Bay. Just about died y'all. So after the shrieking stopped, the joy has spread through like wildfire. It's downright uncontainable! And I remember, this, is what it's supposed to feel like. This, is what God wants for us.

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemia 8:10)

When the event in Green Bay is over, I'm heading west, to the Twin Cities. Anyone up for a bloggy breakfast (lunch or dinner)? :) I'll be in the Cities through Sunday - do you know what this means?? I get to go back to my church!!

Tonight I remember what it feels like to have my cup overflow. My children are doing great. My new job rocks the party. I got a little sanity and quit one of the part time jobs = I took control of my priorities. I can feel a holy fire bubbling up. I missed this. The Lord has been so faithful to me. Through tears and tantrums, in the darkest night and the brightest dawn, He is good.

Last summer when I was baptized, the feeling of going under and coming up new changed me. Father God, water mark my spirit and take me under this weekend.
Carolynn

5 comments:

jubilee said...

Your joy and enthusiasm are infectious and inspiring!

Angela said...

God bumps and tears in my eyes!!

Mainly a midwife said...

I've always wanted to see her in person. She just came through here recently but I had a 4 day old baby and it just wasn't going to happen. I love her Bible studies..
I hope you get to sit in the FRONT row and just absorb it all in!!!

Sara@i.Sass said...

So excited for you!!! AND YES! I can't wait to see you!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I just saw your post now and it's already late in the weekend. I'll send you an email.