Though I can’t share most of what I went through this weekend since it’s personal, I will say that God has brought me to even more freedom and drawn me even closer to Him. There are a couple of things that He did though that I can share that absolutely amazed me…in fact, they still amaze me!!
It all started Thursday morning when I sat down at the table I was assigned to. There was another girl already sitting there and she introduced herself. She then asked if I had a blog on the internet, and I told her I did, but I was wondering how she knew. After talking a little bit more, I discovered that she had actually found out about the conference through what I had written about it on my blog!! We were both so amazed at how God had not only brought us to the same place, but had also put us at the same table!! (You can read her blog here: http://waitingpatientlyforhim.blogspot.com/ )
The second thing happened Saturday evening. They had a time of communion and reflection, and while I was there God was telling me something I needed to do. Not wanting to do it, I argued for awhile, but finally lost. As I walked out into the hall to talk to who I needed to talk to, I suddenly panicked and started crying. I said “I can’t do this” and was getting ready to run down the hallway when suddenly a girl I didn’t know came up to me, put her arm around my shoulder and started praying for me. I ended up staying there and doing what I needed to do and I thank God that I did. When I got up the next morning, I knew I had to find that girl so I could thank her and find out what her name was. When I did find her and asked her her name, my jaw about hit the floor…she couldn’t have had a better name! Her name was Grace. When she said that, the thought instantly popped into my mind that “God’s Grace kept me in the hallway!” Though I thanked her for what she did, I don’t think she truly realized just how great of a thing it actually was!!
Yes, the weekend was hard, but I would go through it all again to be where I am at right now!