Being open

I remember when I first visited the Hillsong Conference….many years ago. I distinctly remember the mental image I had as I walked into the arena. It was of myself holding my arms together. Mentally protecting myself from what I might be exposed to.

How wrong I was. In a short term I discovered that God had a moment for me there. In fact many moments. Joy, peace, challenge and instruction.

Principles and wisdom that would hold me in good stead for many years of ministry.

How often do we close ourselves off to the possibility of hearing Gods voice by preconceptions and fallacies. By thinking the worst and not expecting the best.

I think of some Pastors I know who go to conferences only to disengage, to sit at the rear, to close themselves off. Protecting themselves from the possibility God may have a challenge, and encouragement…a word for them.

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