This weekend in San Antonio was our last Girls of Grace event of the season.
You know I’m an emoter, I tend to feel things LIKE REALLY FEEL THINGS, and I don’t like when things end. I spent most of Saturday feeling things- watching all the lasts, taking it all in, fighting with all my might not to cry out of pure gratefulness to be a part of such a special event.
For the thousands of y’all that have been a part of a Girls of Grace event this season, you know what I’m taking about.
The worship. Meredith Andrews has a special place in God’s heart and we all get to go there when she leads.
The bands. So cool. Such a highlight of the day to have incredible musicians singing words that challenge and encourage.
Point of Grace. Don’t even get me started. I feel like those ladies are the big sisters I never had.
The other speakers. I so respect Constance and Chris and have loved getting to know them.
And then Amber. Our fashion expert and one of my real life BFFs. It meant EVERYTHING that she was on the tour with me. Nothing felt better than that sweet part of my home life being with me on every event.
But there are people you never see that work from sun up to sun down to make sure the event is flawless. The Word staff have become some of my dearest friends and no joke, every Girls of Grace event feels like just a big family back in the green room.
I didn’t know that would happen.
I didn’t know I’d see God do so many things in so many cities in so many hearts.
On Saturday, right before I spoke, the worship team was on the stage and a few of us were standing back stage. Chris was pacing back and forth with computer in hand, Denise Jones snuggled tightly with Remy, Meredith’s new baby, and I was going over my notes. Meredith sang on stage and we could hear it….
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power, Our God, Our God…
And I started singing quietly to myself. So did Chris. So did Denise. Meredith led us, I prepped to speak, and my friends sung around me. And it is one of those memories that I will never forget because it is exactly how I feel about Girls of Grace.
We’re just each other’s people, standing together, worshiping together, sharing Jesus together.
All season long we’ve been teaching about The Beautiful Truth. You are loved. You are valuable. You are more than a number. Your words matter. Wait for steak.
Here’s the Beautiful Truth that I have learned this season: God is more generous than I ever have known. I have felt it and seen it – over and over again – through the people and the events of Girls of Grace.
And I am so grateful. Grateful to the point of tears.
As we enter into next season, which I’m really honored to be a part of, I will never forget God’s generosity towards me in my first season with Girls of Grace.
Our God is greater.
Our God is stronger.
God, You are higher than any other.
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Did you come to Girls of Grace this season? What did you love about the day?