1,966 miles later and I did it, I experienced the IF:Gathering. Â Together withÂ 2,500 women “live” in Austin and thousands of others across the globe via simulcast, we wrestled with the question: “If God is REAL, then what?” Â Meaning do we really believe God, and why is it hard to believe Him, and HOW do we believe Him? Â And after wrestling with that, what do we do about it. Â I don’t know about you, but I was never good at wrestling. Â It can be grueling and exhausting, but the cool part about wrestling with God is that He doesn’t want us to wrestle alone. Â And I got to wrestle with such a great group of ladies. Â We not only wrestled, but cried, laughed, and cried some more. Â And someone might have even peed in their pants, but they will remain nameless. Â I am grateful to each of them for sharing their hearts and lives with me this weekend! Â But aboveÂ all I am so grateful to Jesus for the way HE showed up this weekend at the IF:Gathering and the way He spoke into my life. Â Oh friends,Â it’sÂ not IF God is real, HE IS REAL. Â And He is SO worth believing! Â So I beg you to do some of your own wrestling. Â To wrestle with that question “IF God is real, then what?” Â The answer may surprise you.
PS – Just so you know these images were not all taken by yours truly, and they definitely WERE taken with iPhones, because sometimes even my camera needs a vacation.