I stood near the stage, waiting impatiently for my turn to talk with the speaker. Part of me hesitated and wondered if this wait was even worth it. “Face it, Ana,” I reasoned, “Here you are, waiting with such expectation to shake her hand, and she probably won’t even remember your name.”
Still, I stayed and I waited.
Having been so touched by Penny Meyer’s message, I pushed myself to be uncharacteristically patient. She had been the keynote speaker during our 2011 Women’s Conference, and I wanted to tell her how much her message had meant to me.
I also had a request. “I want your heart,” I longed to tell her.
So I waited.
Several women surrounded Penny. She talked with some and laid hands on others.
“May I pray for you?” a kind voice inquired. She wasn’t Penny, but I sure could use some prayer.
Closing my eyes, I focused on the words being uttered on my behalf. This woman’s kindness encompassed more than her voice. I don’t know who she was but boy, did she know exactly what to pray for!
Humbled, I knelt down and lowered my head. Time was running out, I knew it. My family was waiting for me. And by the time I rose, Penny would probably be gone and with her my chances to present my request.
But I couldn’t get up, nor did I want to. The peace and the love I felt enveloped me in a sweet embrace – one I hadn’t felt in a long, long time.
“Lord,” I finally managed to say, “I really wanted to talk to Penny. I want what she has.”
Why don’t you ask me? After all, what you see in her, comes from Me.
Joy flooded my heart with such force, my chest felt as it would explode! The answer was so simple, yet I needed to be reminded that Jesus, and only Jesus, is The Source.
John 4:14, Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (NIV)
Smiling, I whispered my request: “Lord, I want your heart.”
I think His answer was yes. And, oh, what a sweet answer that was!
How did our Women’s Conference and Penny’s message impact your life?