Her message was one of my favorite talks, possibly because it spoke to me in this season of my life. She kept her audience captive throughout her talk. It was a powerful message.
I also learned Ann is an introvert like me, so even though I saw her at a backstage event, I didn’t bug her. I just processed her message.
Here are my notes from Ann’s talk:
- “You can’t walk anywhere honestly and authentically apart from His promises”
- “Nothing can overwhelm you like his grace can overtake you.”
- “The enemy only has two battle plans. To blind you from who God is and blind to who you are in Him”
Three game-changing principles for absolutely everyone…including pastors…
From Jehoshaphat’s story in 2 Chronicles 20:
1. When overwhelmed. Pause.
- It’s counter cultural and counter to our natural inclination, but it’s Christlike.
- Only then we will remember who we are in Christ and live out of our identity.
2. Be present to His presence in the present moment.
- Enter into His presence with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always the right response to the presence of God.
- I know who God is…He is good. In one minute you have your identity.
3. Pour – We can only pour out of the filling of His presence.
- So many of us spend so much time fighting tomorrow’s battle with worry and yesterday’s battle with regret that they can’t live effectively within the battlefield of the present.
- Why would we rather strive hard for Jesus than be satisfied with what Jesus has already done for us?
- If you want your love to change the world, slow down enough to enjoy more of His love.
This was a life-giving message for me. Thanks Ann. Thanks Catalyst.