9.24.2010

true woman confernence-- post 1

Things are in full-swing here at the True Woman Conference in Indy.

My partner-in-crime, Amber, and I arrived in Indy late yesterday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. We checked-in to our hotel room and scooted on over to the first session, which was already well underway.

Last night, Pastor Crawford Loritts spoke first. We just caught the tail end of his lesson, during which he mainly spoke about worldliness and what it means. ‎"Anything that causes you to lose the enjoyment of the Father's love or your desire to do the Father's will is worldly," Loritts said. I can't argue with him. What a simple definition of a very contagious sickness that coats all of us.


Nancy Leigh DeMoss followed Pastor Loritts. Nancy spoke about what it means to be a "true woman." She used Titus 2 as her passage.


Nancy said, "A true woman is tethered to the Word of God," and I cannot agree with that statement more.


So often in my life, I get so consumed with others' opinions and even my very own opinion- help me Lord. It is a deliberate act of obedience to bring myself under the scope of God's Word DAILY, and to place myself under its guidance without wanting to go in the opposite direction! Just like Paul said, I find myself kicking against the goads so often, not wanting to be willing to obey God. While, all-in-all, it is to my benefit that I follow the Lord and yield to His Word and will. After all, why would I NOT want to succumb to God Almighty-- the Planner and Perfecter of my life?


And when I do not do all of the above, I'm reminded of how much of a failure I am. And then Nancy said, "Our failures ought to drive us to the cross."


Oh, Lord, how in need of you and your salvation we are! Help us. Help ME! Praise You for the cross of Jesus.


But, so often, I must remind myself that there is not one ounce of "good" in me. No matter how hard I try and how determined I am-- there is not one single speck of "good" within me. I am wicked and evil to my core-- to my VERY CORE. And it is then that I am reminded: because of the cross of Christ, God looks on my sinful soul and sees RIGHTEOUSNESS. And He sees Jesus Christ's righteousness in me. What a Savior!


Nancy said, "We cannot be 'good' apart from Christ." Amen. And thank you, Jesus!


I will blog later about the morning sessions here at True Woman. I hope you're following the Girls Gone Wise Twitter and/or Facebook account. I'm updating very, very often.


And as I'm updating, know the Lord is working in my own life to show me more about myself, but more importantly, more about Him.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Whitney! I love what DeMoss said about being 'tethered to the Word of God'. I really appreciate your honest response to that. I find myself struggling against the Lord so much...especially lately :)... even though I know it's ridiculous! I'm encouraged. Thanks for speaking truth and being real!

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