I went into the weekend of our very first Narrow conference with an expectant heart. Quite honestly, I needed it like living water. I was longing for some time with women chasing hard after Jesus. That’s exactly what I got. And more.
I think Psalm 90:17 sums up my experience at Narrow the best:
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
I saw God at work in our hands this past weekend in three very special ways.
Hands raised high in worship.
We kicked off the conference on Friday night and concluded the conference on Saturday night with worship. And let me just say that I think I got a little glimpse of what it will be like when we are all worshiping Jesus in Heaven. No matter what we all brought to this event with us, when that band began to lift up the name of Jesus, He was the only One in the room and the only One that mattered.
Hands trained to do His work.
I had the opportunity to interview many attendees about their experience at Narrow, and what the majority of women told me is that they loved learning top-notch business practices (like how to pray for your business, how to work with a purpose partner, and how to use technology as your personal assistant).
But more importantly, they loved learning how to do it in a way that honors God and their priorities. Somer Phoebus reminded us that “our calling is from Christ, but our identity is in Christ.” Michelle Myers reminded us that we aren’t called to be popular (praise Jesus!) but we are called to be influential.
When we keep that kind of an attitude at the forefront of all that we do, we can stop striving and find joy in doing God’s work.
Hands linked with our sisters in Christ.
If I’m honest, this is the part of the weekend that filled my tank the most. Even though I virtually “know” many of the women who attended Narrow, there is nothing like that face-to-face interaction. Being able to meet, hug, pray, worship, and encourage one another was the highlight of the weekend!
I loved standing back and watching the women love on each other, like holding a nursing mom’s baby to give her a short break. I saw them link arms and pray for one another. I saw them laugh and cry together.
We were meant for community, and Narrow was a beautiful display of it.
One of the many things that makes Narrow unique is the variety of women that were linking hands—doctors, attorneys, teachers, direct sales reps, boutique owners, photographers, and ministry leaders (just to name a few).
But despite those differences, we were all united with one purpose—to relentlessly pursue Jesus! I left Narrow with a peace in my heart, a fire in my belly, a renewed enthusiasm for my business, and a deeper love and connection with my Savior.
If you weren’t able to join us this year, please hear my heart—you NEED to be there next year! It’s being held September 28-29 in Asheville, NC, and our team is already at work, making it a top-notch event that will far exceed your expectations. You can reserve your seat by going to sheworksHisway.com/narrow2018.
I hope to link hands with you there!