On Friday morning, BFF Sarah and I will be heading to Philadelphia to attend the two-day Women of Faith weekend (WoF). Thanks to BookSneeze, I received two free passes in exchange for telling y’all about my experience. Sounds good to me! Ah, the perks of being a blogger.
I’ve never been to a Women of Faith weekend, so I don’t really know what to expect. According to the WoF website, outside food and drinks will be confiscated—does that mean I can’t shove a pack of Mentos into my purse? Will I be forced to pay $4 for a small soda? I know that Jesus is the living water, but will He be handing out Deer Park at the event? Keeping us dehydrated could cut down on those infamously long lines at the women’s restroom I suppose.
Anyway, the theme of the weekend is “Imagine,” and I will, “be refreshed, encouraged and inspired. Because the God who loves you can do far more than you can ever Imagine.” (Refreshed = free water, I’m sure of it.) Lately, I’ve been feeling parched, discouraged, and vacant.
I’m so thirsty for something more. (More of God? Definitely more than just slogging through the day.)
I don’t feel like I can make it through another minute. My strength is failing me. Not only do I need courage, but I need to be encouraged.
I have so many thoughts running through my head. I want to do this and that, but I get so tired—I’m too tired to start, too depressed to even try. I ache for inspiration (and motivation).
And I think, I can’t go to Women of Faith this weekend. I’m too weak, too depressed, too me. My anxiety is kicking up at the thought of being closed into a stadium with thousands of women. The thought of being touched or hugged by a stranger gives me knots in my stomach. O, God, please don’t make me go.
His response? “I love you far more than you can ever imagine.”
I won’t let my fear control me. I will bask in refreshment, encouragement, and inspiration. I will let it fill me up and surround me like a warm bubble bath, and seep into my dry soul like aloe vera.
Just let go of the fear and imagine…
(The video makes the Women of Faith weekend look pretty fun!)
Have you been to a Women of Faith weekend? What was it like? Think my Mentos are contraband? Are you going to Philly this weekend for WoF or another stop on the Imagine tour?