I spent this past weekend in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with my sisters, mom, and Aunt, along with 5,000 other beautiful women of God. We gathered for the Priscilla Shirer Live conference (learn more about her ministry here). It was a powerful time of prayer, worship, and teaching… It was like a big Bible Study with women of all backgrounds. Sweet Olivia came along (baby’s first Bible Conference, yay!) and my sister and I got all sentimental over the thought of bringing our daughters when they grow up to conferences like we do with our Mom.
I sat outside in the hall with Olivia during one of the sessions since she was getting a little fussy. Despite the surroundings, it still managed to prick my heart.
It occurred to me as I was sitting on a dirty arena hallway floor, people chatting, sounds of toilets flushing from the bathroom nearby, my sweet girl cooing and talking to me, while i was trying to catch everything Priscilla shared: Sometimes the setting you’re in is less than glamorous.
But don’t let that serve as an excuse to posture your heart to be soft to the Holy Spirit’s working.