Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Forever Changed

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!' Eph. 3:20-21

I am a masterpiece - God's masterpiece.

This weekend my church sponsored a conference at a local hotel. The main speaker - my darling and super awesome pastor's wife Tammy Smith. She is just the best. I mean, besides that fact that she's quite the inspirational and honest speaker, she is so funny and lively and just someone you must be around. She infects you - in a good way. She's written 3 books. I am currently reading Soul Healing...because well I need it. She is also a counselor and she happens to sing really well too!

The conference was called Forever Changed. And boy did I walk away feeling that way. It's funny how you can get so much from a conference that really is only a day (fri, night and sat through the afternoon.) It was a ton of info and all super important and I am still attempting to process through it all. I truly don't know if I could adequately explain everything that Tammy and others talked about, but I can tell you this...I now see so many things differently.

I came home Saturday night and had realized these things (among many):
1) God Loves me so much, so so much and it is a never ending love.
2) I. Am. Forgiven...for my past, present and FUTURE sins...all of them...
3) God wants to Bless me - but I have to lean in and say yes.
4) satan seeks to destroy me and lie to me EVERY SINGLE DAY....
5) satan is a pathetic little man behind a curtain when you really thing about it...and in the end, HE LOSES.
6) I need to saturate myself in the Word...

There are about 20 other things I learned but these are really the top six that I struggle with daily and that actually shape my life.

I have a lot to heal from in my past...some stuff that actually makes me live the way I do today and I have this huge desire to do that and change the way I live. And the great thing is that I was actually given "tools" to use to go and do that during this conference.

I have a long way to go...but boy do I feel different and ready.

I am so glad I was forever changed! Truly!


Ali said...

Amen. Amen! Amen!! Amen!!! Amen!!!! Amen!!!!!

Marla Taviano said...

Writing down what you learned is a great way to process! And share with others!

We had a great discussion about the conference at Life Group Sunday night too.