What a crazy start to the year it has been. We have all seen the power of nature’s elements and the challenges they bring when they’re unleashed. They have an ability to tear down and destroy every visible thing in their path. And yet, in the midst of these very same challenges, we have also seen the power of the invisible – the human spirit and heart of men and women alike – and their ability to rise up to overcome and be greater than the circumstances that surround.
One could almost think that we are…not of this world?
One could almost think that we are…made in the image of One who is higher…who is greater…who is ETERNAL?
God writes about this in His Word when He says, “So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
And not wanting us to live unaware of this, He then also tells us that, “He has planted ETERNITY in [every] human heart”. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
He does this because He wants us to experience the reality of eternity, and live in the clarity of its light and truth.
Our Heavenly Father has created us in His own image and is calling us to live in the unseen and everlasting of the eternal. He wants us to take the eternal into our identity, into our perspective and vision, and into our daily living. Only then will we be who we’re created to be, fully living the life we’re called to live.
It’s such an intriguing dichotomy: To be aware that you are called to exist and live purposefully in this world, but to be equally aware that this is not your home.
Well-known writer CS Lewis once said, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.”
In other words, they had eternity on their minds.
This earth is not our permanent dwelling, nor our final destination but God has a better, eternal place for us – for which He’s preparing us. In this world, we are actually ‘sojourners’, travellers who are passing through. So why do we stuff the ‘suitcase’ of our life with so many other things, allowing them to weigh us down?
Traveling with eternity as our directional compass is what allows us to grab hold of our purpose (those things that are life-giving, important and lasting) and His wonderful grace, and cast aside the ‘excess baggage’ that so easily entangles us. It’s time to travel light!
Adore, as a conference, exists to create space in the feminine heart (of all ages, stages and backgrounds) where the truth of eternity can be seen more clearly, and lives and hearts can be ‘re-set’ to once more flow in the rhythms of His grace.
Therefore, this invitation is to you – to call you to come aside to be renewed and inspired as you receive fresh vision from the heart of God and hear His plans for you and the days ahead.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Georgie xoxo (& the Adore Team)