1.29.2009

soul food.


(no...not this kind)

1 Peter 2:2 tells us to “like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good”
our souls need to be fed. our spirits need nourishment.

and that's what this last week has been for me.
it started with a little roadtrip to waco, tx. my friend's church has a conference every year called world mandate. there's just something powerful about a room full of God's people coming together to worship, pray, and seek His heart for the nations. it was definitely a time of refreshment, encouragement, and clarity for me. our weekend also included some downtime spent at common grounds...reading, journaling, resting. not to mention some amazing conversations and discussions.
i then ventured up to dallas for the next few days. i was super excited about getting to go to the village church. i have been listening to the pastor, matt chandler, speak through podcasts for over 3 years...it was surreal getting to actually SEE him. God is blessing that church like crazy, so i loved experiencing it and soaking it in.
then tonight i got to hear tim keller (pastor of redeemer in new york city)...another one of my favorite author/speakers. he had some amazing truths to chew on. (and i'm still trying to swallow a lot of it).

i'm so grateful for the privilege to attend things like this. for God to provide this kind of nourishment...to remind me how good rich teaching and passionate worship and sweet stillness all taste.

my prayer is that i'll continue in a well-balanced spiritual diet. it's so easy to grab the fast food, greasy stuff...the quick fix. it takes time and effort and dedication to prepare and sit down and enjoy a healthy meal. but my soul is hungry for the good stuff. i've tasted. i've seen. and it's good.

1 comment:

andy said...

MVH - YES! You are Miss Links-a-lot! Real cool to see the places you visited! Chandler is a cool cat! And that Jon Foreman song from yesterday... Big time winner! The previous track on the EP, Baptize My Mind, is also great! High five!