This post is sponsored by True Woman ’14. All of the opinions are mine.
I love God. I really, truly do.
I have my quiet time nearly every morning.
I make a conscious effort to pray throughout the day.
I believe in (and can recite) the truths of the gospel.
And I trust that God is sovereign and good. Even when I walk through difficult times and wonder what He could possible be doing in my life, I know that He is working all things for my good and His glory.
Still, if I’m being honest, I regularly feel like I’m treading water spiritually. It’s not that I’m “faking it” or “living a lie,” but many times, I’m just sort of going through the motions.
I may have every item marked off my “spiritual to do list,” but I’m not going anywhere. I’m reading, but not worshiping. I’m working, but not growing.
I want more. I want more than the right words and the right work.
I want the right heart.
Enough is No Longer Enough
I feel like I’ve been giving myself the same speech and the same pep talk for ages. I’ve said how much I wish I would grow and mature more in my faith, but the time has come to finally do something about it!
That’s why I’m so excited to go to the True Woman ’14 conference this year. I need some time away from the kids, and the schedules, and the laundry, and the piles of dishes so I can focus on Christ. Christ alone.
From time to time, we all need to take a break from the busyness of life and meet with the Lord in a concentrated way. I long to know Christ through a close, all-consuming relationship with Him. I want to come apart and fix my eyes on Jesus. I think True Woman ’14 is just the place to do that.
Stepping Out in Faith
Have you ever been to a women’s conference on a big scale quite like this one?
Looking at the list of speakers makes my heart skip a couple of beats. I want to soak up the wisdom of godly women like Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Joni Eareckson Tada, Janet Parshall, and Mary Kassian. I wan’t to soak it all up!
So, when I was given the opportunity to go to the True Woman ’14 conference, I jumped at the chance.
Actually, I gingerly tiptoed at the chance.
First, I thought about the kids, the calendar, the finances, the logistics, the preparation. But when I told my husband about it, he said, “You absolutely should go!” before I even got the question out of my mouth.
Because he knew upfront what I knew deep down: I need spiritual growth and refreshment. I need to feed on Christ. Everything else will fall into place.
Freedom, Fullness, and Fruitfulness
I know it’s hard to even think about leaving the kids and the house behind for a couple days away. Believe me. I know.
So instead of thinking about it, let me encourage you to pray about it. And talk to your husband about it, too. True Woman ’14 is your opportunity to slow down, seek the Lord, and embrace His unique design and purpose for you. In the end, that will be good for both you and your family.
You’ll experience exuberant worship, hear deep biblical teaching, enjoy moments of quiet reflection, and gain practical wisdom. You’ll be challenged, inspired, surprised, and encouraged.
The desire and prayer of the True Woman conference team is that we, as women, would find freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. That’s my heart’s desire and prayer for each of us, too.
This conference could be monumentally important in your life and mine. Let’s not dismiss it out of fear. As you begin to seek God’s will for your spiritual growth, you might be surprised at how the pieces come together.
True Woman ’14
The True Woman conference takes place in Indianapolis on October 9-11. That’s plenty of time to ask Grandma to babysit or play chauffeur for two or three days.
And from now until September 15th, the price for the conference is just $149. Try to brainstorm ways to save the money for the conference, travel, and accommodations.
Maybe you can even find a friend (or two) to share the expenses. If you can gather a group of 10 or more, you’ll each get $20 off your ticket (and have a lot of fun laughing and learning together, too!).
A lot of emotions start swirling around when I think about going to True Woman ’14. I’m a little nervous . . . and excited . . . and anxious for a break from normal life.
But mostly, I’m excited to be challenged and changed by the message of the cross.
Have you ever gone to a True Woman conference? How did you face (and fight) the obstacles that every wife and mom faces? Share your thoughts in the comments!