Happy Monday! This week the girls and I are taking a break from posting and have gotten five guest bloggers. They are all women who attended the True Women Conference last weekend with Jasmine, Betsy, and Esme and they are going to give you their impressions of the conference. I look forward to hearing their thoughts and hope that you do to. If you would like to listen to any of the main sessions, click on the link above.
Our first guest blogger is none other than my mom, Kim Henry.
The motto for Tremper High School is learning no matter what. This motto made me think of how I would sum up the Revive Our Hearts, True Women Conference – enjoying and glorifying God no matter what. In many different messages, godly older women shared their grief and their sorrow in the many devastating trials that they had experienced. They shared how they grew up in a world that was running fast away from God. They shared trials that I have experienced and am experiencing and hope to never have to experience. I think that every woman in that conference hall (6300 women from 48 states and 8 countries) could relate in one way or another, not to mention those that wanted to come but were told that the conference was sold out so they had to watch online.
The thing that probably struck me most is how we were all encouraged. We were encouraged in that we were reminded that God is in control, that He loves us beyond measure, that He will never leave us or forsake us. He has given us the wonderful gift of His word to guide us, strengthen us and enable us to get through every trial that He has lovingly and sovereignly ordained to make us the daughters that He wants us to be. We were also encouraged to answer our Lord’s leading and commands with the words, “yes Lord.”
At the end of the conference we were encouraged not to fear in spite of the current world events and pray that our Lord would use them to bring about revival. I was left, once again, with the crazy thought that I want the trials that the Lord has to give me because this is the only way that I can draw closer to Him and be like His Son. Of course, that was immediately followed by fear – “OK Lord, I guess that I really don’t want to suffer”. But in my heart, as the conference reminded me, I know that my God is great enough and delights in His children enough to get me through whatever He gives me, in His divine wisdom, in such a way as to bring Him glory because of His Son’s death on the cross to make us His.
In closing, it is such a wonderful pleasure to see all those women affirming biblical, God glorifying principals that, if applied will allow us through His Spirit to change the world for His everlasting kingdom in each of our homes, neighborhoods and work places, if we are willing to say yes, Lord and become strong women not wimpy women.