Last night, after a day of feeling exhausted, I headed up to church for a women's kickoff event. Since my cohort in crime for the fitness class couldn't make it, I knew I had to be there. Trust me, my desire was to stay home! But, I had given my word, and off I went - through the dark rainy night.
To say that the evening was blessed is an understatement. The worship team did an incredible job, and the speaker, Dr Rene Rochester, was phenomenal. She spoke about being anchored. However, to be anchored, we must go deep, and to go deep, we must go through some stuff. Oh it was good! Let's face it, some circumstances in life shake us to the core, and it is easy to forget the words we sing on any given Sunday, about God being so great, about brokenness being what we long for, about how great He is. However, at the end of those storms, we find God has cleaned out some "stuff" that didn't allow room for Him. And sometimes, God will shake things up to prove He is who He says He is. After those times, we are found ready for that next thing which God has already determined. She also made the statement that "nothing comes by me that hasn't already gone through God." Ah, what a statement of security and hope! To know God has already walked the road, that there are no surprises to Him, and that He desires to draw me closer to Himself, into the deep, to be safely anchored.
Yes, it was a good night, a good night indeed.