I know I said yesterday that I may not share in this space because we are at the 3CA conference, but I had to!The day has been quite blustery, but where the day lacked in warmth, the speakers and people gathered here made up for it! After I slid into my first morning class, breathless and late, then got over the "Oh, stink, Tegan's clothes are here with us, not there with him" bit I was able to fully embrace all that God is doing through the teaching and worship and connection. The thing about a conference like this is that there is so much deep, good, intriguing information being poured out, it takes some settling in our brains before we can really get what we heard! After some settling takes place, know that there will be some sharing in this place because I don't want to hoard the blessings all to myself!
Then there was the opening session last night:
My heart engaged in the worship in ways it has been craving and I didn't even realize! The band led us in sincere and engaging worship that was refreshing and powerful, God's church joining together in song!
Then, our speaker was introduced! None other than Jeff Foxworthy!
After giving us the gift of laughter (and we were rollin'!), he got serious for a few minutes and shared what God was doing in and around him. I couldn't help but be impressed by his humility and down-to-earthness! His willingness to use his platform to bring God glory is refreshing, as his tenderness toward God! We also enjoyed hearing from his wife Gregg who shared her experience of finding God as a teenager at a camp.What's beautiful about this whole gig is that God's purposes are accomplished through such a vast assortment of people, in such a vast assortment of places but with a single unity of faith in Him! It blows my mind! But delights my heart! Yeah…we are having a kickin' time at conference!