God makes my mind feel like it's going to explode. Do you remember as a kid thinking about God and wondering how He knew each of us--each of the millions of people on the planet and all the people who came in the generations upon generations before? I used to think that thought when I was young, but I stopped somewhere along the line. I must have given up, because it's truly incomprehensible.
But I started thinking about it again this weekend after I heard my friend Lysa TerKeurst speak in my neck of the woods. As I settled into my seat in Apex United Methodist Church on Friday night, I realized that this would be the first time I had ever heard Lysa speak live outside of She Speaks. I grinned to myself and wondered how God would speak through Lysa to the friends that I do life with.
Last night I read through status updates on Facebook that reflected my friends' hearts and how Lysa had been used.
Dara latched onto the phrase, "We are called human beings and not human doings." Her heart was captured by Lysa's challenge to see God's will as how we are to be more than what we are to do. Doing is the overflow of being.
Betsy caught Lysa's teaching about changing "I have to...." to "I am able to..." to cultivate a thankful heart.
Lisa was overwhelmed by God's presence and how He drew 38 women to say "yes" to Him for the very first time.
I was challenged to say "yes" to God before my feet even hit the floor in the morning and watch for opportunities to put that "yes" into action. That "yes" very likely means that my cushy life will be interrupted, but nevertheless "YES!"
God's thoughts are higher than our thoughts. His ways are higher than our ways. He is in all ways mind-blowing, awe-inspiring and power-surging, but He is still so close to us. He is close enough to speak individually to each of 320 women in Apex, NC. My brain hurts and my heart is full.