During our national conference this month in Ft. Collins, we gathered with thousands of our fellow Cru staff members to reflect on God’s Word spoken to us by various leaders. Thank you so much for praying for the Lord to meet with us and for our travels!
One of our favorite speakers was Ney Bailey. Ney has been a full time staff member with Campus Crusade since 1961! That’s almost 55 years of serving the Lord! Back then there were only a couple hundred staff members in total with Cru, and Ney was among the first few dozen single women to join.
“When we encounter a situation or a person who brings hurt into our life, it’s quite a challenge to switch gears from being hurt to blessing God and even blessing the person who hurt us. Our feelings and God’s Word do not always coincide,” said Ney.
After Ney survived the Big Thompson River flood in 1976 – a catastrophic flash flood that occurred a short distance from a ranch where she and seven friends (all 7 were swept away and perished in the flood) had been attending a Cru women’s retreat – she wrote the book Faith is Not a Feeling – Choosing to Take God at His Word.
Almost daily we have things happen to us that can tend to bring up negative, ugly responses from our hearts. Choosing to to thank God in all circumstances and believe Him to move forward through hurt or disappointment, we bring God into the negative! Drop us a line and let us know how the Lord uses this in your life.