Anointed for Greater Works
“And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while… (Mark 6:31).”
While much driving took place the last week in May as we traversed over mountains, through valleys, across open plains, and through the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, our family encountered a week of spiritual rest & refreshment. We were blessed to attend the Institute in Basic Life Principle’s yearly family home school conference in Nashville, TN.
The conference centered around the theme of being anointed for greater works. This complimented well the verse Dad has been exhorting our family with, “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began (2 Timothy 1:9).
Few expected the immense blessing God had in store for each attendee. From Georgia’s Gov. Sonny Perdue to nationally acclaimed attorney Roger Magnuson, Tom Harmon, Chris Hogan, Bill Federer, and others, each one exhorted the families to, with one accord, fulfill the works they were ordained to perform before the world began.
Pages could be written in summary of the hours of life changing truths received in just 72 hours; however, all too often we find these periods of rest & rejuvenation become mountain top experiences that fade into the scenery of our lives vs. launch pads that energize us to fulfill the Great Commission.
Recognizing this tendency, Dad lead us in a special wisdom search Saturday morning following the conference. Each family member shared one truth they would walk away with to apply. Points of application included developing more enthusiasm, conquering fear with faith, investing time into prayer, and reaching the lost.
It has been humbling to see how quick we are to forget . However, as each works on and is reminded of their specific point of action, the entire family is exhorted in each of the 11 areas. As a result, this conference is fast becoming the most meaningful, inspiring, and applicable one ever for us!
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13)”