Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Post Summit Redux

Interesting is the word I would use for this year's Summit. Thursday night and Friday were normal. We started with the whole needing to unwind thing, and then Friday had some great small group time.

Then I went to the emergency room after dinner Friday night. And they admitted me and I was there all day Saturday, as well. So I was gone for this big chunk of the Summit.

God answered the prayers of the group, and me, and I was back for Saturday night. But it was weird not having been there the whole time.

I led worship Sunday, and that was good. And the great thing is that I heard from God, and it confirmed what I had been hearing all along. Simplify, live more generously, and live more communally. Thank God I have friends who will help with the latter.

The clear message I have been hearing since we started talking about planning the Summit was "Rise, take up your mat, and go." As in, how often do we know the path we are to take, and we stand there looking at it instead of walking it?

Jeremiah 6:16, "This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient path; ask where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls."

It is when we start walking, that we find rest for our souls.


  1. Sue,
    Wow. Haven't had time to blog in forever. It kind of feels weird. But I read your blog post for Feb 06 and I wondered about this prayer summit thing. I have been dreaming/visioneering about a worship conference but have always been hampered by a budget or time or number of people on the worship team etc. Maybe I'm just not ready to lead such an event!
    Your summit sounds like it was eventful. An ER prayer ministry was probably not part of your scheduled events. How did God use that "missing out" on the scheduled events to build your dependence on Him?
    I would love to see where "live more simply, simply enough to give away, in a communal way" leads you. Sounds like Don Miller's hippies in the woods! :)

  2. Mike -

    I emailed you a response to your address link in your Blogger profile...


  3. What happened at the ER, Sue? Is everything OK? I'll keep you in my prayers.