When God Shows Up

When God shows up… Incredible things happen.

My sweet friends, I am back from SheSpeaks 2012. It. Was. Awesome. My brain/soul/heart will be reeling from this experience for MONTHS to come… But before I get into the details, I seriously just want to say THANK YOU for giving me grace not blogging for three days. I really love our “daily conversations” here and I was only able to step away to be with Him because I knew that you all are sweet and faithful– and would be waiting for me when I got back.

So thank you for your support and prayers. We certainly felt them.

SheSpeaks 2012 was intense, exhausting and simply remarkable. I could literally write a month’s worth of blog posts recounting the experience… But today, I will try to hit the really, REALLY high points.

First thing to know about SheSpeaks? God showed up. In some big ways.

And when God shows up… Hearts are stirred.

When God shows up… You best have the kleenexes handy.

When God shows up… Friendships will blossom.

When God shows up… Groups of women praying in the hall of a hotel will come as no surprise.

When God shows up… You will realize that 650 women singing “Amazing Grace” is the most beautiful sound in the world.

When God shows up… You can bet there will be chocolate nearby.

When God shows up… Miracles happen.

When God shows up… You will laugh until you cry.

When God shows up… Sleep will be minimal.

When God shows up… Jesus adrenaline will keep you going longer than you ever thought possible.

When God shows up… Lessons will be learned.

When God shows up… Prayers will be answered.

When God shows up… Your life will be transformed.


Night 1 of SheSpeaks… Kelli, Amy and I ready for God to show up (Good thing we were sitting down or we would have been knocked off our feet!)

I wish I could put into words what my heart is feeling right now… But honestly, for a girl who has been blogging for nearly a year, it’s almost impossible. We experienced God at SheSpeaks 2012. In fact, HE spoke at SheSpeaks… And left us nearly speechless.

My heart is overflowing with gratitude for the opportunity to attend, learn, grow and be showered in the love of the Lord with so many other sweet women.

But guess what? We don’t have to travel to North Carolina to attend a big conference to experience God like this… God shows up EVERY DAY. What does it look like in your life when God shows up? How do you feel and what do you experience? I have missed your sweet words and interactions, so please leave a comment below 🙂

Sweet friends, this is just the beginning. I honestly have no idea what God is going to specifically do with this experience… But I have no doubt it’s probably gonna knock our socks off. (He is pretty awesome like that!)

I look forward to sharing with you some of the fresh insights and experiences from SheSpeaks… There are a few little surprises coming for us and I am stoked that you have chosen to come along for the ride.

Thank you for being so loving, supportive and enthusiastic about this ministry. Remember… We all have 7 Days Time each week to live… Let’s spend it wisely and live for God…

Get ready for all of those beautiful lil moments when God shows up… Because He is waiting for you!

Speechless from SheSpeaks,

“When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you.” ~Colossians 3:3 (MSG) 

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29 thoughts on “When God Shows Up

  1. That’s great, Sharita! I’m so excited to hear all the testimonies from the weekend. It certainly is a great conference but more than the great content, the focus is so clear that what we do is MINISTRY. Glad I bumped into you Thursday evening and met you in person. Hope our paths cross again someday!

    • Oh Susan!! It was such a BLESSING to see you there!! Thank you so much for hollering at me in the lobby– because I was so squirrelly and in a daze of Jesus fog I would have missed you. (Note: Always make sure my gravatar image is current and looks like me!)

  2. Establishing a relationship with you was one of the highlights of the weekend for me. You are a precious pistol for Jesus and I love your candor, vulnerability, and humor…all tied up into a beautiful package of a godly young woman. Go girl! Let God lead you into His goodness as you shine for Him!

    • Agreed, Amy!! I am SO thankful we got to share such sweet time in the car and in between sessions. You have a gorgeous heart– and I thoroughly enjoy our antics with Kelli 🙂

  3. So thankful you felt the power of God and you are right! We don’t have to go somewhere for Him to show up. I can’t wait to hear all about it! I am loving my time with the Lord this week as well…taking time throughout my day to talk with Him..and more importantly, listen to His small, still voice. Miss you, Sharita! Have a blessed week!

    • I’m so thankful that you are getting some time to recover/recoup, Cailey. Knowing that you had camp then VBS back to back, I was literally praying that somehow God would make a way for this week to be a week of rest for you!! I am sure God is right there with you on your mini-sabbatical 🙂 Love you!

  4. When God shows up, it is always amazing ….. and yeah, I too get speechless (o:
    When I look back at times He has SHOWN UP in my life, I know that instantly I am amazed! Filled with greatest feeling of peace and love (o: Afterward, It feels like remembering a great hugs with a dear loved one, and I want to share it with everyone ……. but I can’t ever find the right words (o:
    ** I am waiting to see Him show up at our Blessings Unlimited Summer Jam Event next weekend in Rogers Arkansas!!! Amazing and truly Spirit led things happen (o: **
    Oh the Joy of knowing such a AWESOME God!!!!
    (o: Glad your time away was so great Sharita (o: You rock girl!!!

    • Thanks so much my sweet Susan!! He is overwhelming (in a good way) when He shows up in full force.

      I just said a little prayer for your Summer Jam event– Praying God shows up AND shows out!!!

  5. I am so glad you shared your excitement for The Lord and look forward to learning more from your time at SheSpeaks.

    • Thanks so much for popping by, Ann! There is so much Jesus awesomeness to share, I barely know where to begin. 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing your story of your attendance at the SheSpeaks conference at “Tell Me a Story.”
    When God shows up amazing things happen. Yes, I have seen people not able to stand in His presence. Miracles are not unusual when God shows up. Thanks for your Wonderful report.

    • Thank you Hazel! And yes, there were several times this weekend where I literally couldn’t stand in His presence because I was so overwhelmed by His goodness. Incredible!

  7. So glad we were together to experience Him… it is becoming a habit, praise God! You cute and profound sister!

    • Loved meeting BOTH of you for the first time in your room whilst in your jammies. Thanks for you grace in letting us invade your space and for great conversation! God is good! I’m looking forward to more interaction with you both! 🙂 God’s blessing to you!

      • Thanks, Melinda! It was a blessing to meet you as well– even if we were in our jammies! (Glad you got to see us in “real clothes” too. HA!)

    • Awww shucks… Thanks, coach. I cannot WAIT to see how God uses this experience (and future experiences!) to build our relationship with each other and with Him.

      You are an incredible blessing. And THANK YOU for letting me come along and share in such a powerful weekend.

  8. That’s great… “speechless from She Speaks.” Love it.

    Wish I could have met you there! Keep on writing. I’m loving reading it!

    • Thanks so much Ruth– bummed I missed you too. I am so thankful that you enjoy this ministry– excited you stopped by and pray God continues to give me words to share!

  9. fullherlife

    Evenin’ from Maine sister Sharita! What a joy to have met you in person there! I’m so excited for all God will process and reveal for both of us… you’re as cute as a button! 🙂 ~ Night from Maine, Amy

    • Amen, girl! Does it make me a creeper if I can’t really stop thinking about you, Tracy and Dawn after our Sunday breakfast? I think have a serious case of friend crush. 🙂 You girls rocked my world and clearly shined Jesus into my life!

  10. I feel led to post this regarding what happened on the West Coast of Scotland when God showed up… We need a downpour of the same yet again here in the UK:


  11. Love the joy that is bubbling from your heart. I went last year and loved it. 🙂 May God continue to stir your heart and use your gifts.

  12. The photos, videos, etc look awesome! You are so fortunate to have such conferences… wish there was something similar in Scotland.

    • Well… There WERE people there from 4 other countries… Just sayin’ 😉 It was a great experience and I hope that God will open some doors for you as well– on either side of the pond.

  13. I’m happy for you and that you were so blessed and drawn close and closer to our Lord. Ain’t nothin’ that can ever be better than that!

  14. So glad it was all you wanted and more!

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