#write31days | October 22nd

This weekend I had the privilege of attending the Abundance Conference in Frisco with my Mama where some of my very favorite bible teachers and worship leaders were speaking and singing. Maybe you’ve been to one of these type conferences or maybe you have no idea what I am talking about.

For the last 3 years or so my Mom and and I have been to a women’s event/conference together for a weekend away.  It has been sweet time with her and has spoken truth to both of our lives and given us a chance to gather with hundreds, heck thousands, of other women (and a few brave men) for an evening and a morning of spoken and sung words of biblical truth.  Kind of like a mini camp for grown ups.

Oftentimes it is hard to carve out time to take away for yourself and figure out the best timing and schedule; and honestly this year we had a different one originally planned, but then found Abundance and it ended to be what we chose.

I’m so glad we did.  

If you’ve never been to a “church event” like this, even though it’s not affiliated with a church, it can feel like church to an outsider, I can promise you that you would leave feeling a fresh wind in your sails and truth upon truth spoken to you, prayed over you and sung to you.

Today at the conclusion of Lisa Harper’s talk, she spoke Zephaniah 3:17 over us: 
“Yahweh your God is among you,
a warrior who saves.
He will rejoice over you with gladness.
He will bring you quietness with His love.
He will delight in you with shouts of joy.”

When she finished those verses, she directed us to hold each other’s faces in our hands and speak “He delights in you” to each other. (This might seem weird, and it is a little awkward for a moment if there’s someone you don’t know beside you. But I promise, it is only weird for 0.5 seconds and you will be so thankful for the truth spoken to you.)

So what does this have to do  with being S I N G L E?  Maybe you feel like there is no one, not one person, who delights in you.

That is a lie. 
God DELIGHTS in you. 
Maybe you think your shame is too much, and your guilt can never be overcome.  You are not worthy. 
God DELIGHTS in you. Yes, you. 
No matter how much of a mess we have made. 
God DELIGHTS in you.  

I pray that you would know that truth tonight. Perhaps you are by yourself, again, on Saturday night and wishing to be anywhere, even if it was a mess, it would be better than being by yourself.

Oh, but the lies of this world, vs truth of loving God.  
God DELIGHTS in you. 
With SHOUTS of joy. 
He will bring you quietness with his LOVE. 
He will REJOICE over you. 
He is a WARRIOR who saves. 
He is AMONG you. 
Yes. You.  
And. Yes. Me. 

If you are wondering about this Jesus, I would love for you to leave a comment or send an email. I am praying tonight that those who are S I N G L E (girls and guys) and lonely would feel the WARRIOR who is AMONG you, REJOICING over you, with tender LOVE and who DELIGHTS in you.  That is the truth for you to cling to.  If you want to know more about the Abundance Conference, click here, there are a few dates remaining around the country. #notsponsored

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