Sunday, March 20, 2011

By His Grace

Just wanted to share about an awesome event I attended this weekend at Elim Gospel Church in Lima, NY
It was this year's spring conference presented by byGrace Ministries. What a blessing of teaching, fellowship & worship. Please do check out the byGrace web-site to see what Sherrie and the team have in store and sign up to receive their e-mail updates-you won't be dissapointed. I have attended several of her events and am always impressed with how well organized they are and how relevant the teaching is.
Many of you know that I love to see women together, whether it be crafting, going to conferences, whatever. I believe that the comunity of women is what binds our cultures and societies together. Isn't it awesome that we are able to take time out of our lives to spend time in the Word and to be encouraged by one another. So many times this weekend I heard.."yes, that's exactly what i was thinking" or "I'm so glad we talked about this". What a blessing we can be to each other! This weekend's theme was "Revive" and how we all, women, church, nation & world need to be revived. How we need the very breath of life so that we can be resusitated! Ezekiel 37:1-11 was Sherrie's inroduction to our weekend.
My bones were dry when I arrived, but not when I left!

I have been praying on some issues over the last few weeks, some are new, some long standing, but the Lord gave me a scripture that I have taken to heart. I would like to share it with you.
Jeremiah 17: 7-8
7 But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it's roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes: it's leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
There will be times of drought, of dry bones, but if we stay close to the source of life, can draw from that and continue to florish. I think the optimal word here is IF.

1 comment:

Sherrie said...

How precious! To see your heart refreshed and renewed in vision is what blesses our socks off and if we are that excited can you imagine how your heavenly Father is feeling! Thank you for being an answer to our prayers, to come and receive and revitalize that which God desires for your life. There truly is no other Name! Blessings to you and keep writing.
All my love,
Sherrie Anderson
byGrace Ministries