The whole theme of the weekend was “Victory”
The first night, Darlene Zschech spoke. She spoke about Romans 8:35-37 and how “overwhelming victory is ours.” Jesus came so that we can have FULL life. She taught us to pray with a FIGHT. We bring angels against the enemy – not flesh and blood! HE stands by His word.
She went over Psalm 68:21-27, an interesting passage, but ENCOURAGING to someone fighting a real fight. “You can breathe girl, I’ve got the enemy under my feet.”
- My attitude in this is going to make or break me.
Psalm 23. For there to be a SHADOW of death, there must be a LIGHT present. AMEN!
I find my attitude in what I believe. Do I believe He loves me?
Romans 8:38-39 – NOTHING can separate us from His love! What’s come against you? Fill in the blank for yourself…whether it be a person, a circumstance, a situation, an insecurity, a fear….
_________ CANNOT and WILL NOT separate me from God’s love!
Once God established Jesus’s identity as His son, that’s when the enemy came in and tried to attack. Does this sound familiar in your life?
- Love is Resilient! It is stronger than anything. Love held Jesus to the cross.
What looked like Death, was turned into Victory!
Because I know He loves me, I can trust Him.
2. Make room in my heart – there is a declutter needed in my soul. (come on)
“Let it go, give it to me”
Forgiveness is Freedom!
It’s releasing a prisoner and realizing the prisoner was me.
3. SPEAK what you BELIEVE.
Hebrews 11:1 “FAITH shows the reality of what we hope for”
What am I certain of when I don’t see it?
2 Chronicles 20:17 “But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.”
The Word of God HOLDS US. Do I hold onto it? Job 23:8-12
We are carriers of HOPE. Declare LIFE over your death. REFUSE the “what ifs”!
Let your WORSHIP be louder than your FEARS. Psalm 91.
4. Kindness is the new black!
- the world will know Jesus by OUR love!
- Kindness says “you are seen“
- Kindness takes time
5. Encouragement is Life.
6. Live with Intention. Be fully present.
7. God’s presence is everything.
Darkness doesn’t scare Him! Truthful worship changes everything. He carries us. His face is always toward me.
“But as for me, I will sing about your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.”
They also had a POWERHOUSE of a 12-year-old on that stage who was a BETTER communicator than me, who was a better TEACHER than me, and who was BOLDER than me. Wow. She was INCREDIBLE. Her name is Allie Bell. I want to be her when I grow up. I also want to be her parents when I am a parent hahaha. Just her getting up there and literally preaching, encouraged me to my soul. If she can do it, I can do it.
Then Michelle Bezet (Mom of the House) spoke on the movie Wonder Woman. She encouraged us to live a life worthy of what Jesus has called me to do. 2 Timothy 1:14. To be a woman FILLED with wonder. When we stand in awe, we are a true wonder woman. Pain moved her to action, just like Jesus (Matthew 9:36). Are we receiving His compassion?
She ran with all her might toward the enemy. (Hebrews 10:39)
Could there be people missing out because of my fears?
When she headed into battle, her team followed her. I was made to be with others! I wasn’t made to fight the fight alone.
- She knew who she was. She knew her purpose. She knew WHOSE she was.
DON’T GIVE UP. I will reap!
I then attended the “Victorious” panel, where four women of different seasons of life spoke about what Victory meant in their stage of life.
The last session, Mercy Lokolutu spoke! It was incredible – as always! She was a great finisher of the weekend.
One thing she said that I needed to hear was (as if God was saying this) “If no one else says it, you take My breath away.”
She went through 1 Kings 17:8-15.
I am a solution to a problem.
I am the glory of the Earth.
Elijah didn’t even see her as a solution. (come on how many of you know you don’t need anyone to tell you your worth – it’s already founded in HIM). We have the products already! The victorious woman appreciates what she already has! I claim victory because of what He already did!
Where are the women who will walk with the shepherd? He wants me to be with him, not beg from him.
I must know the God of Victory before I know the Victory of God!
I have full access in what my Father has! I can stand in faith knowing who He is, then who I am!
When he sees me, He sees pure.
- She knows what she already has.
- She knows fear is a liar.
Restlessness is an issue of trust in God. All of those “what ifs”
Hebrews 10:19-23 Let’s be BOLD!
The issue is not sin – the issue is unbelief!
He isn’t worried – He is seated in Heaven! When the thoughts come in, think of Jesus just seated at the right hand of God! He is SEATED. He is not worried! He is not stressed!
“But God, but God…” just look at Jesus seated in a chair.
We ended the conference praying for each of our callings. THAT got me fired up. Faith-filled for the future. I learned so much from this weekend and I want YOU to read these notes and feel encouraged too. I am constantly reminding myself of what I learned during this weekend. If I want FREEDOM, I must KNOW TRUTH. So instead of letting lies go through my head, I am speaking God’s truth over my life. Amen.
What a CUTE top?! I bought it from Elysian Boutique, where I work. I LOVE that the statement is on the back. I also love how striped button ups are back in for the girls! I paired it with light gray jeans I already had from Old Navy and these denim heels on sale at Forever 21. My sunnies are also from Elysian – they are Quay Australia’s! My watch is a Cluse watch.
This is one of the Woman Merch tops I bought before the conference. It says “hey lovelies” — how CUTE?! My sweet friend/coworker took this photo for me. She’s a professional photographer! Check her out.
My sweet friend Lexi. Love her so much. How cute is her golden top?! I bought my top from Forever 21. I think it’s one of their best. It’s like a double layer with a wing. It’s really adorable.
My boo Chelsea Batten. She bought this new cardi at the boutique she works at in Conway, HipSway. Love her to death.