So both of my sisters said these True Woman posts have been LONG. (It's okay girls I know you're both busy with babies!)
Sorry! I hope the length of the posts have not deterred you from reading. Today will be the last installment of my overview of True Woman 2008.
Saturday morning there was a panel discussion, which I won't go over, but you can listen to at the True Woman site.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss humbly took a donation for the ministry of True Woman. Before taking the donation she shared this statement from Third Wave Foundation, an organization for the third wave (30 years and younger) of feminists:
"When you donate to the Third Wave Foundation, you support the dynamic and evolving face of the feminist movement. You help sustain future generations of feminists who are engaged in front-line work to create a just world and to build our movement.
Your support goes to young women and transgender activists who are at the forefront of an evolution. Together we are expanding the movement’s traditional fight for gender equity to include race, class and sexual identity. But this groundbreaking work needs more funding and support than ever, so that we can truly unleash our full potential and power.
By giving to Third Wave Foundation, the only national foundation for and by third wave feminists, you are investing in the radical work of young activists and their organizations. We encourage you to take more risks – and a bolder stance – along with us to effect social change."
Yes, my sisters in the Lord, we are up against a battle!
Nancy Leigh DeMoss went on to share the story of Esther. (A cool God story: about a week before I left for the conference I felt lead to read the entire story of Esther. I had not read that story in a long time. When I got to the conference the theme verse was from Esther and then Saturday morning Nancy spent a full 45 minutes sharing how Esther was prepared for such a time as this! God is so cool!)
She shared 6 points from the story of Esther:
1) We are in a battle. There is a earthly drama, which we see. And a heavenly drama, which we don't see.
2) Weapons and tactics of human kingdom are different than the weapons and tactics of God's kingdom. We have fasting, prayer, and complete reliance on God!
3) God has a sovereign, redemptive plan and it will not fail! Nothing can thwart it!
4) Through faith and obedience you can be part of God's place. There's great power of one woman who is filled with the Holy Spirit, saying yes to the Lord, and being courageous! (I want to be this type of woman!)
5) No situation is so desperate that God can not redeem it! Nothing is hopeless with God!
6) Don't judge the outcome of the battle by the way things look now.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss went on to share the True Woman Manifesto...a statement that we would read and sign as the conference closed. It was a powerful way to close the conference as most of the speakers came up to read a part of the manifesto. Then as we got to our personal intent in signing the manifesto, we would say, "Yes, Lord" as Nancy read each of the 15 statements!
Hearing 6000 or so women say, "Yes, Lord!" to living a life in radical obedience to God was, to say the least, a moving and powerful moment.
If you've enjoyed this 7 part series on the True Woman and if you feel that God is asking you to join the movement, please read the manifesto, and sign up on-line. After you sign the manifesto, you can join us in a 30 day True Woman make-over. Please let me know if you've signed the manifesto, you can leave a comment or e-mail me at: email@example.com
Hey guys...thanks for joining us this week in this overview...we'll be back on my normally blogging next week!