I attended the Life in the Word (Joyce Meyer) Women’s Conference in St. Louis, MO the first part of October. I volunteered to serve as an usher. God blessed me so much! I met some really wonderful women; I got to work alongside two Spirit-filled women, one from South Carolina and one from Texas. It was an awesome weekend.
God really touched me. The theme of the conference was “Totally Transformed”. I do believe that God is in the process of transforming me daily. One night during worship I truly felt and understood, perhaps for the first time in my life on this level, what it means to be a child of God. He is my Abba Father, my Daddy; He loves me so much! He loves me just as I am and He wants to bless me in many ways. There are times that I don’t talk to Him as a Daddy, I speak to Him more like this God that is way out there, really far away. When actually, He is right here with me, His Spirit is in me. He created me and I am His masterpiece. I am beautifully and wonderfully made!
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew and approved of you...” Jeremiah 1:5a AMP
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork [His workmanship] recreated in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:10a AMP
I started to think of God the Father as I did my earthly father. My dad died almost 10 years ago and to me he was the holiest man I ever knew. He loved Jesus so much, he served Him every chance he could and Jesus was the main topic of conversation with my dad. As I was worshiping and had my hands stretched out to heaven, I started thinking about my dad, knowing he’s in heaven and with Jesus right now. I felt my dad could see me, hear me and I knew he was proud of me. That gave me a perspective I hadn’t had before, if my dad could see and hear me so could my Heavenly Father, my Abba Father. It was easy then, in my mind to switch over to thinking about God, and how He is my Father and He wants to bless me (even more than my earthly Father does), He wants me to have victory in my life!
“...that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].” Ephesians 2:10b AMP
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you a hope in your final outcome” Jeremiah 29:11 AMP
“Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?” Matthew 7:9-10 AMP
I know that God is pleased with me, He is changing me daily, He hears me, loves me, watches over me and even delights in me with singing!
“The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]: He will exult over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 AMP