Friday, September 23, 2005

Conference 2005 - Part III



I keep thinking of conference things, but now that I want to write them down, I forget. Ok, here's one. Karen Ball was speaking and she asked, "Are you all called to write?"

We answered a muddy, "Yes."

So, she asks again, loud! "Are you called to write?"

"Yes!" We shout a little louder.

And then a third time. "Are you called to write?"

"Yes!"

When I shouted, "Yes!" I felt the anointing tingle down my body from the top of my head. Yes, I'm called to write!

Sometimes all we need to do is agree with God and stop agreeing with the devil or our flesh.

Every time I make a sale, I'm excited, but there's something deep down that resonates, "Yep, just doing what I'm supposed to be doing." I don't have that stunned, overwhelmed feeling like "I can't believe it!"

By the grace of God, I believe it.

My prayer is to always be humble, even if I make it to the New York Times Best Seller List. I always want to be more amazed at God's love, favor and goodness in my life than any goal I achieve on earth. You know, if it doesn't matter in heaven, why should it matter here?

Think of all the things we worry about, get worked up over in this life and they just don't matter in eternity. Like, I was mad NBC cancelled the show "American Dream." I loved that show, but the fact that I wasted one moment of mental energy on it is crazy. Not going to matter in eternity.

Or, in a moment of weakness, I make a negative comment about a person or situation. Soul, be still! It will NOT matter in eternity. At least not the situations I allow to upset me. Geez, I get sick of my weaknesses sometimes. I'd like to just unzip my flesh suit, step out of it and be all holy and warm and fuzzy, not bound by my sins.

I always come home from the conference sure someone doesn't like me anymore. A someone I care about, but you know, so what. Nothing I can do about it unless confronted with it. But, isn't it just like the enemy to divide and keep us worrying?

I give it all to You, Jesus.

Well, I need to get writing. Ciao.

2 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

"I always come home from the conference sure someone doesn't like me anymore. A someone I care about, but you know, so what. Nothing I can do about it unless confronted with it. But, isn't it just like the enemy to divide and keep us worrying?"

Man, isn't that the truth!

Lynette Sowell said...

Well, I like ya! :) And yes, I've done that before. In fact, I've had these thoughts before the conference. So I try to resist the worry and keep doing what God's told me to do. And try not to turn down an opportunity to love! :)