Tomorrow we will begin our 15th LifeWay Women Leadership Forum at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Our theme this year is: Standing at the Crossroads of Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going and our scripture focus is "…whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you. This is the way. Walk in it." Isaiah 30:21
First of all, I ask that you pray for everyone involved from the conference center staff to the LifeWay team to our speakers and workshop leaders to each participant and leader who will be present. We covet your prayers. Second, consider with us this theme.
Tomorrow is also Veteran’s Day…a time we think about those who have helped to lay a firm foundation of freedom for our country.
Think about who laid the foundation for your women’s ministry. Take time to think of each one by name and responsibility, then pray for each one and thank God for their leadership.
Now, think about what you are doing today for women that is laying the foundation for where God wants your ministry and who he wants to lead your ministry. We don’t know what is ahead and what the ministry will look like, BUT what you do today helps determine the effectiveness and the control you give or don’t give to the Holy Spirit to do His work through it. Perhaps this is a good time to stop and pray about that with your team.
Ask God to show you:
· Where He is working in the lives of women
· What it will take to reach the young women today so that ministry continues
· What your ministry is doing that needs to be changed or eliminated
· What your ministry needs to be doing that you are not doing now
· How you can allow God more and more of the control of each detail of the ministry
· How you can best honor God by how you help women grow
As you continue to allow God to lead the women and the ministry to and with women in your church and community regardless of how structured or unstructured it is, He will do beyond anything you can think or imagine! Eph. 3:20-21