I walked away from leading my first ever 1/2 day local workshop feeling (exhausted) but giddy. I thought, "I can't believe this is what I get to do at this time in my life." Similar to my experience last month at Hume, I felt like I simply showed up, created a safe space, and Jesus did the rest. It was lovely.
We met at a beautiful local Long Beach home, who's owner generously donated her space for our time. And we came together and explored together how Jesus meets us in our emotions, what happens when it feels like he doesn't, and what the Bible says about our feelings in relation to our growth in Jesus. Then, after a delicious lunch by Gathered Together, I led the group through an experience of using art to lead us into prayer. It was beautiful to watch people respond to his call in their hearts through these images. It was a gift to witness.
At the conclusion of our time I loved hearing the few who shared what God did in their hearts. And as I collected the surveys after, I was further excited to read in more detail where God had moved, healed, stirred, called out, and redeemed. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thank you, Jesus.
We're planning another workshop February 21, 2015 - so mark your calendars!