God is so good! I can’t even begin to describe the overwhelming joy I have about yesterday’s women’s event. The day seemed seamless. Our team was filled with joy to serve and the ladies came with such open hearts to set aside the day to seek the Lord. Mary James was wonderful. I heard that every CD she brought, she sold. The presence of the Lord was so strong.
I was up first to give the opening message. I had prayed about what to say for a while but clear words or sentences never came to mind. I just kept hearing the Lord say, “The Good Shepherd.” The Lord then went out of His way to confirm it as my husband bought me a book on Psalm 23 and a long time friend had given me a journal with the verse, “I am the Good Shepherd. The shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” from John 10:11. Neither one knew that the Lord was already speaking to me about the Good Shepherd. Praise God that the fruit was evident as women from everywhere came to Christ. I must have seen 50 hands raised. I loved the stories that I heard as the day continued. Big prayers for you all!
I was so thankful for Bobbye’s message from John 4. We all related to the woman by the well and fell more in love with Jesus. Her words sunk deeply into my heart as I appreciated her honesty about the struggles she has faced as a successful business woman and as a Christian woman today.
Sally Miller’s story, (our emcee and founder of “WIN-Women In the Neighborhood”) as well as the Rescue Mission’s stories were such an encouragement. Jesus does change lives and Jesus still commissions us to His call today. Real stories from real women dealing with real struggles but overcoming because of the Lord.
And of course, the ending! The theatre was packed out and I think all but 10 came forward. Praise God that the aisles count too as they were also filled. We all gave ourselves to the call of the Lord’s will over our own will.
Thank you, Jesus. You be glorified because we do not care about anything else but YOU. –TL