Sunday, June 22, 2008

She Speaks Day 2 and 3

All I can say is WOW! She Speaks was incredible. That's not even an adequate word to describe it.

Luann's class on prayer was, frankly, off the chain! That woman is a prayer warrior. I love her. She gave such practical advice about covering yourself and others in prayer. I feel so much better equipped to do this thing called ministry now.

The scene at the general session last night was simply God-glorifying. Imagine women streaming from the back, middle and front of the room, making their way to one of the two crosses, clutching index sized cards. On those cards are Satan's lies to us, the fears and doubts he has planted in our hearts and minds. Imagine each lady kneeling at that cross, carefully laying her index card on the floor and beginning to pray and weep.

Why are they weeping and wailing? For lost opportunities, for having unknowlingly turned from the light that radiates from the cross. They weep for joy at God's mercy and grace, at the freeing power of the truth. What is that truth? Jesus Christ. He is the truth, the way and the life. Where we are weak, He is strong. When we feel insufficient, He is our sufficiency. When we are fearful, He leads the way. He is all we need.

When the weeping ends, imagine a sister in Christ, providing hugs, a prayer and words of love and encouragement. She receives her promise from God in the form of a card. It has one word to describe her and a verse from God's word spoken to her tonight. She walks back to her table with the look of peace and the glow of the gospel truth on her face. Her table mates gently hand her a tissue and hug her rocking back and forth together. Freed from the burden of Satan's lies, she can now go forth and minister as she is called.

As we wrapped up today, there were smiles. Ladies who were clearly carrying burdens on Day 1 and 2 looking free and joyous. I can see the promises on those cards beginning to be fulfilled; ladies beginning to become that which they were not just 24 hours ago.

You lose evil one. We are equipped, we are strengthened. We will spread God's message. And you can't stop us.

1 comment:

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

So what was your word and promise!?!?!?

In His Graces~Pamela