Saturday, August 13, 2011

Women of Faith

Today and yesterday I attended the Women of Faith conference in Atlanta. It was fantastic to say the least.

To be honest, its audience is more directed and middle aged women, but this is one of the reasons I know God was there: I learned something too!! From every lesson, even the ones that were more for moms, I learned something.  At the very least I saw this overwhelming joy on the faces of all the women who spoke and sang. It made me go, "I want that joy".  You hear what they've been through and you may think, "How do they still have faith? How do they still believe and have that joy??". Well, that's the power of Christ's love right there. Amazing.

The theme was imagine from Ephesians 3:20, "Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us." (CEB)

That's so cool. I like to imagine. I like to imagine what I can accomplish in college (not just academics), what God can do through me for His glory, what heaven will be like someday. I like to think about what could be. Now, that's not to say that I don't enjoy life. I do. I enjoy everything I can in this life and try to take advantage of every opportunity. But hey a girls gotta dream a little.

So, it's amazing that God is able to do FAR BEYOND all I could ask or imagine. His plan and His will is soooo far above me. I guess this is where trust comes into play. Sometimes we are faced with situations and decisions that are terribly hard or maybe just seem plain crazy. However, he sees the bigger picture and can see far beyond what I want. I just need to listen, follow and obey. He really will take care of everything. Even in the storm.

Thank you, God for teaching me that. I'm not going to go into details, but this "trust" issue with God has been a battle. I know it's not over, but I'm not going to let myself fight God anymore. I'm just going to trust Him. For example, I couldn't decide whether I was going to blog about this tonight. I almost didn't write cause I didn't feel like it. Now, I am glad I did because what I just described, I was learning as I typed it. God is helping me piece together what he's been teaching me RIGHT NOW. Praise be to God alone.

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Sarah said...

I could not have said it any better. It was a pleasure to laugh, cry, sing, dance, and worship with you.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

What a wonderful experience and opportunity to be able to have with your mom!

For me, your words have whittled it down to something we all struggle with. Trusting in God and then being obedient to what He leads us to do!

You are so ahead of the game to have reached this level of intimacy with our Heavenly Father, knowing and discerning His will for ourselves is only achieved by walking very closely with him on a daily basis!

You go girl!