The ACFW Conference is always a highlight of my year. I love getting to see and hug and take pictures of and visit with other writers that I don’t get to see very often. But most of all, I love the conversations and connections that God himself orchestrates.
This year was no exception. Relationships were established or deepened. Or both. But what amazed me most was God’s answer to my prayer.
In the weeks leading up to conference, I was stressed. Majorly. But as I prayed each day through my rotating prayer list, one thing that I’ve been praying for my own heart stood out: learn to serve. So I began to pray that the Lord would not just teach me to serve, but open my eyes to see where I could serve. Little ways or big. Doing something, saying something or just listening, I asked the Lord to allow me to serve someone else during the four day conference.
Two amazing things happened. First, He answered my prayer to serve and bless others far and above my expectation. But He didn’t leave it there. Instead of just allowing me to meet another’s need, He showered encouragement on me from all sides! As I drove home on Sunday, the extravagant generosity of our God overwhelmed me. He not only answered my prayer, He gave me more than I’d asked for.
When in your life have you asked something of God and He demonstrated extravagant generosity in His answer?