Last year I noticed on Twitter this thing called IF: Gathering being shared. Some of my favorite authors, speakers, and leaders were talking about this God movement taking place and it completely intrigued me.
Since I was new to this whole thing, I just watched online into the early morning hours.
I laughed and I wept. I rejoiced and I worshiped. I watched God move and I felt God working.
All from my bed with my little one sleeping beside me and my husband sleeping next to her.
My mind and heart were blown away watching these women come together in the name of Jesus, laying down their differences and unique ministries, to humbly seek the Lord, vulnerably share their gifts, and joyfully watch the Holy Spirit work.
Friends, this is a movement to get behind. God is doing something powerful and it is exciting to see. He is all over this. Men, encourage the ladies in your life to get involved in this. Women, I encourage you to somehow be part of this. This mighty work that God is doing in our time cannot be ignored. He is showering His grace over this global gathering.
Registration opened this morning. And although the actual gathering in Austin is sold out (sold out in 4 minutes!), there are local gatherings all around the world (and if you don't see one listed where you are, maybe you should start one!) to get connected with and gather with February 5th and 6th.
Sign up and mark your calendars for IF: Gathering 2016! God grants us so much grace in giving us community to walk this journey of life with. We don't have to do this life alone. And the more I break bread with others, worship with others, commune with others, live life with others, I see His grace in action and can simply accept His grace. The Church coming together is beautiful and grace-filled. Let's be part of it.