I love when God gives me the opportunity to share His Word and I know He’s the one speaking and not me. I don’t ever want to get in His way, when I do it’s a big flop, a waste of everyone’s time, and a painful lesson for me. But when I get out of the way and He moves in, watch out—He can open eyes, graciously break hearts, turn on the floodlight of His Spirit, and provide the grace for repentance and transformation.
That’s what He did this weekend.
For those of you who joined us by praying for us, thank you. For those of you who attended the conference, I hope you’ll leave a comment below letting me know how God worked in your life.
I loved meeting women of all ages and walks of life who came to the conference asking God to speak to them. I met several women, wearily carrying with them the painful events of past history, who’ve lived bound by unforgiveness, who’ve experienced the rejection of unwanted divorce, and abandonment. I met young girls who have hope for the future, but have seen so little truth modeled before them. And I met some real Titus 2 women.
I saw women break under the Spirit’s gracious work of conviction, pour out their hearts to the Father in repentance, and rise with the radiant glow of transformation. Such beauty.
On Friday night, we considered our true identity as women. We saw how Eve exchanged her identity by reaching for “more” and attempted to live as her own deity. Thankfully, God did not leave her in that state of spiritual nakedness, but clothed her with a beautiful foreshadowing of the Lamb (Genesis 3:21). We talked about the great redemption story and I introduced the women to some friends of mine who were faithfully praying for us.
You can meet these precious friends by viewing the video here.
On Saturday, we spent some time talking about the destructive cycle that occurs when our God-given strengths warp into an ugly ferocity. We considered the destructive components that produce that brand of fierceness: ingratitude, pride, fear, and the desire to control. Thankfully, God provides the way to break out of that destructive cycle! We spent some time looking at how to apply the truth of His Word, through the power of the Spirit, in order to gain victory over our sinful tendencies.
Several women told me they were going home to seek their husbands’ forgiveness, some told me it may be too late for their marriage, but they were committed to walking in the truth of God’s Word, no matter how difficult it might be. Young, unmarried women came to thank me for speaking truth into their lives at such a young age. I pray they will be voices of truth in this next generation.
God met with us, and I am so grateful.
Whenever I’m able to be a part of a movement of God like that, I’m aware that His people have been praying and interceding, fighting unseen spiritual battles, and for that, I am so grateful.
I’m also grateful that these women will be well cared for by precious women of faith there who take their Titus 2 role seriously. I already heard from one precious friend, who continued the work started this weekend, by meeting with one of the young women who made some serious heart changes at the event. I love God’s ways, and how He uses the body of Christ to accomplish His great plans.
Thank you for being a participant in what He did in St. Petersburg by interceding in prayer for this event! If you were there, and God worked in your heart, I hope you will share in the comment box below!