Thursday, November 17, 2011

Over the Top -Part 1-

I can't even begin to describe the wonderful experience I had at the Women of Faith Over the Top Conference! I want to start by thanking Women of Faith and BookSneeze for providing me with two tickets to the event. I took my bestie Cassie and on Friday morning we headed to OKC for an overnight getaway. It was so much fun. We heard from so many great speakers and the worship team was amazing. We had a great view right across from the stage. We laughed, we cried, and we hugged and learned more about ourselves and our relationship with God.
I took a lot of notes and I'd like to share some of them with you. The first speaker we heard from was Patsy Clairmont. Wow what a character!! She was hilarious! She was very quirky and her facial expressions cracked me up. I loved all of the ladies(& the gent of course) but she was by far my favorite! Here are just a tad bit of things she spoke on.
-It's not enough to be memorized, it has to be internalized.-
I loved this. I hadn't ever thought of it this way before but its so true. What good does it do just to learn something by memorizing it or knowing the word of God. You need to internalize it. If you internalize it, you live by it. You need to feel it inside so that you express all that greatness of God on the outside. Change is good.
-When you're faithful in little things, I'll give you more. And when you're faithful in more, I'll give you much.-
You have to be faithful in the little and big things. He will give you everything you need and more, you just have to trust in that, trust in Him. Let Him be your best friend and companion. He will never leave you.
-He wants you to have the lasting heart change that God's comfort will give you.-
-God has designed us with a will that is stronger than emotion. Make decisions based off of what we know, not what we feel. God never intended emotions to think for us.-
Proverbs 15:1 'A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up.'
-Be grace filled towards each other.-
-God isn't looking for perfection, just measurable progress.-

I'll share some more notes with you on the next post. I had so much fun and look forward to hopefully going again next year.

I received two free tickets to the Women of Faith 'Over the Top' Conference from Women of Faith and Book Sneeze in exchange for a blog post stating my honest opinion about my experience. No other compensation was provided. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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