Saturday, March 21, 2009

So Amazed at My God

I recorded here about an incredible conference I was blessed to attend. It totally transformed my thought pattern in a couple of areas and challenged me. Boy, was it good.

Last night and all day today, I along with my Freedom's Call teammates had the opportunity to sit under Bruce Wilkinson's teaching again. However this time, we weren't sitting in a church surrounded by "church people" giving the typical "churchy" answers to everything.

We found ourselves surrounded by 200 beautiful women. Women who have experienced more than my mind can imagine. Out of respect and security for this organization, I will not tell you the name. I will tell you that it was a substance abuse facility for women as well as a place for homeless women and their children to come and get back on their feet.

The founder, and beautiful woman that runs this facility is a mighty woman of God. She puts up with nothing, and her desire is to see her girls not only become sober, but to become addicted to JESUS. I am telling you when this woman opens her mouth to speak to these ladies she pours out the Word. Literally pouring life into those broken hearts.

Dr. Bruce, as the ladies called him, well....he poured everything in him out this weekend. Wow. I don't know how he was standing up when we ended. There is so much I want to share, but I am still processing. I think what I want to do is just list a few of my highlights.

1. Friday night when their choir got up to sing. We were on the front row and I quickly noticed that several of the singers had blue bracelets on their wrists. I smiled because this girl remembered wearing her blue bracelet during "Believing God". After we broke Friday night I asked "J." if she was doing that study, she lit up and we started..."GOD IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS"...went through the five statements and I was moved by belief I saw in her beautiful eyes when she said..."I am who God says I am".

2. Also on Friday night, "Dr. Bruce" had us partner up with someone we did not know and share our dream. Oh boy..."S" shared her dream with me and I was honored. She was precious. And I have no doubt she will get that job done.

3. Saturday morning. The babies. Seeing those mommas hold those babies. This one is hard for me. You could see in a few of their eyes that they want to change things for their little ones.

4. The teaching, especially this afternoon was on the sin of unforgiveness AND the effect of unforgiveness. This was huge and deserves a post all to itself. (Probably Monday) I will say that you don't want to miss it. This is where we witnessed a miracle. Just typing this vague paragraph has brought the tears again. I can't do it justice so I have to stop.

It was quite an honor to experience this weekend with these ladies. I'm humbled that they asked us to sing for them today. And let me tell you...these ladies...they worship. I can hardly wait to go back in June when Freedom's Call will be doing a weekend conference with them.

There is so much more to share but..

I'm mentally exhausted. So I am going to make you wait! :) Have an awesome Sunday!!!


Carol said...

Sounds INCREDIBLE! I know God moved. What a beautiful experience you had this weekend!

Alisa said...

This is amazing - thank you for sharing so many things. I love vessels like you that are just willing to GO! Here am I . . . SEND ME!!!

Leah said...

Wow!! Sounds awesome!! Can't wait to hear more!!


HisTreasuredPossession said...

Wow! oh, I'm excited to hear the rest!!

Still Learning said...

Wow, it sure sounds incredible! We have the Ruth House as part of our Church ministry and those laides..... everytime you go in to do something for them, well, you come out of there feeling like they were the ones who blessed you.
Sounds like an amazing time.

Cheryl said...

Sound like a life-changing time! I can't wait to hear more.

BethAnne said...

What a blessing that you got to worship with those ladies.

Fran said...

Oh Stephanie....that just melts my heart. I would love to hear more about your time there. That is my kind of ministry! Sweet beautiful Jesus at work.

Love you much,