LSOF: Material Worth

I had an amazing weekend. The entire series of events:)
I got to spend sometime with some wonderful people that I might not ever have met,
if not for blogging. 🙂

Beth Moore held a simulcast called, ” So Long Insecurity”, and me and 9,000 others all attended the host site in Atlanta, GA.
It was beautifully insane:)

Friday night I got to meet my siestas(sisters in Christ that read LPM blog)- some I’ve known for years, and finally met face to face, and it did my heart some good:)

Saturday- We all volunteered at the conference in someway. Brittany and I were in charge of greeting all 9,000 people,
I do believe we did greet every single one of them:) and then we passed on programs to as many as we could.
After that, our job was over. Others worked the food tables, and Lifeway resources.
It was like being in school again, working alongside everyone on your team…so cool.

Saturday night- we had the meet up. It was a lot of fun. 30 of us where there and just sang some praise and worship,
led by Stephanie(Ocean Mommy), and a poem by Lora, then Lisa Mckay(the preacher’s wife) shared a devotional.
I would be lying if I said there weren’t tears. I had my mascara probably in a clump on my cheeks. It was a good night.

I then drove to Nashville to see my friend Pam Case and her church at Grace Uprising. It was some sweet time. Love those people, they seriously rock. Pam is so kind and just a Jesus-lovin’ gal all the way:)
We then did lunch, and I drove back to Atlanta where I stayed with my aunt one more night…
and now I am back in Savannah.

But on the way home, after this powerhouse of a weekend. I remember calling my friend Janice. I mentioned to her how I hadn’t seen my Ipod touch. She told me I should pull over before I go any further. It was a nice thought, but I was already 2hrs away from Atlanta. So I just waited until I returned home.

I have not been able to find it. I just remember having it at the conference, after that. I don’t know.

It’s hard to say when we lose things that we are perfectly okay about it. I mean that particular thing was over $150, and
its a hard thing to just say “good-bye” too. But I am. I just am focusing on a few verses in Matthew that are getting me through, which I will share in a moment.

Earlier today, I went to a grocery store to use a giftcard a family member had sent me. Somehow, this card wasn’t properly
loaded, so the money did not show up. AFTER I had come to the cash register to check-out.
$100 giftcard…and I was told that didnt’ exist. So waiting to talk to people tomorrow about it.

But the word that really kept coming to my mind all weekend through a series of things.
” Material Worth…”

I mean last I checked God doesn’t have an “ipod touch” located anywhere in the Bible. We all know there wasn’t an ” app” for everything back then:) and I don’t think that God would have had giftcards either.

Yes, I am half being silly here.

But to add to the ” material worth” what about status? I couldn’t believe how some people reacted to other
bloggers that they thought were ” well-known”…seriously, if those people had a clue…

Or what about ” attention”- Should we really worry about ” who did what”- but maybe focus on what
they did…

I think if the politics could be taken out of this weekend…that God would have shined through even more…
it was an amazing weekend itself…but ya know there are always the little things.

I have just decided for myself, that ” planning” is not my thing. My gift isn’t found there. I can be quite disorganized, and
frustrated and I’m not ashamed to admit that.

It was a lot of the reason I didn’t have a place to serve in the church until I came to Savannah.
I couldn’t stand the politics of ” that should look this way, or that should look that way.”

To me, it took away from the worship experience.

I love doing what I do now. Tech is so much fun, and I can worship and do that at the same time:)

I don’t want to live in a place where moths and thieves destrory, I don’t want to concentrate on
what the earth can give me…if I do that, then what example am I setting of a woman who loves Jesus?

” Where your treasure is there your heart will be also.”

I dont’ want my heart to be found in an ” ipod touch” or a giftcard I receive…or whatever…I want it to be found
in Jesus. I want my treasure to be His heart.

We are living in a material world…but I’m not a material girl.

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2 thoughts on “LSOF: Material Worth

  1. Angie,

    You are speaking to me and I’m with you on this one. Just let Jesus shine, and allow yourself to be used by Him. 🙂 I still can’t believe we sat beside one another at dinner, and I have not a single picture to show for that sweet experience. Lovingly, Yolanda

    • I KNOW! I had camera issues…but the best memories are often the words spoken:) I have had a chance to have some sweet conversations this last weekend that I’ll never forget!
      LOVED meeting you!

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