I want to share a recap of this weekend. Honestly, the words I am about to type won't do it justice for what I experienced. When you pour out so much and you do take the time to get 'poured into' with your own personal devotions, attending worship services, etc. but you know there's something you're still needing! I strive to practice all that I encourage others to do. However, there are seasons that your spirit yearns for something in particular. It's kind of like your natural appetite. You know eat food everyday. Most foods will satisfy that hunger. But one day, you really yearn for a really nice, specific meal and only that specific meal will satisfy your hunger. That's where I was before this weekend.
I attended the annual No More Silly Women Conference hosted by the incredible Lady Nicole Green. This was my third year attending however this conference has been happening for several years. The theme this year was RESET and I truly needed to reset! Every speaker poured out a mighty word from God that would just filled me up and filled me up -- I AM FULL! LOL! Honestly, all the speakers were dynamic! The praise and worship was authentic! The prayers and intercessions were ground-breaking! I encourage any and every woman to go in 2018 and beyond!
The last couple of years I attended the conference were more none personal reasons, e.g. first year I had a vendor table, the second year I just went but couldn't stay the whole time because I wasn't feeling well, etc. But I stayed the whole time this year and I didn't have to do a vendor table because I knew I needed to be RESET! This RESET was to prepare me for my RENEWAL in 2018!
It was put on my heart a couple of months ago that 2018 will be the year of the renewal. I've been seeking God and this weekend, I was empowered (and reminded) to go after some ideas. I was reminded to do things according to the way God instructs me and not the way man instructed me. It's not to say that the training and information that I have received were not great. However, God's instruction trumps man's instruction. In fact, some of the man's instruction aligns with God's instruction as far as some of the actions to take. However, there's still a unique instruction that God gave me and He will continue to give me. I just need to listen and obey.
My renewal requires a new mindset. My renewal requires a new level of love, devotion, humility, obedience, and sacrifice. My renewal is an understanding that I am an apprentice of Jesus Christ. Everything I touch, everywhere I go, I want people to see God's glory and honestly that's been the primary goal for my life.
I encourage everyone before the 2017 year is finished to RESET! I believe this is something you should do at the end of each year. However, this year, I empower you to do it intentionally! I am praying that 2018 be a year of renewal for millions and millions of people! I am so thankful for great people who are willing to pour into others! Remember -- RESET for RENEWAL! God bless you! Love you all! :-)