My one huge thing for all women who didn’t get to go: YOU MUST GO NEXT YEAR!
Now I am a huge Joyce Meyer fan. I would love to go to one of her conferences one of these years….but let me tell you the speaker: ROSE SWEET, was top notch! Check out her website here!
She provided a beautiful, hip, loving environment that blows all those old thoughts that a CATHOLIC conference is stuffy, too serious, or too outdated.
I remember going to a learning session once years and years ago to learn some things about my faith. The speaker was well intended, she had fantastic material and message to share but the stuff she used wasn’t catchy, wasn’t with the times, and she didn’t really engage her group. Maybe I was naive, a newbie, and a little bit out of my league….but it just was dull for me.
BUT…this was nothing like that…..
This was empowering…
This was amazing….
THIS WAS RESTORATIVE!!!!
To understand just how much to TRULY LOVES US NO MATTER WHAT!!! It is at this level that we will find true, full happiness.
Levels one, two, and three (things, self, others) are intended to point us to God, level 4!!! Thus, we must reorder our lives and put GOD at the top of our pyramid, instead of any of the other levels.
How do we achieve this?
WE MUST FALL IN LOVE WITH GOD!
Be quiet…listen to HIM!
Get away from everyone to BE with HIM.
Read HIS words….GROW in HIS word.
Yet when you TRULY love HIM you are able to know HIM and SERVE HIM without feeling ME, ME, ME; without feeling like you must impress others, or worry about stuff, or all the other reasons that may hold you back from truly LOVING AND RECEIVING GOD AS YOUR FIRST MAN!!!!
The second half of the day was about the 7 stages of Romance.
Big take home: these stages lead us to THE TRUE ROMANCE WITH GOD.
Our goal is to know God so intimately that we become so full with HIM that we don’t desire other imitations.
St. Teresa challenged herself to continually learn, grow, and move in her faith….this is exactly what this conference with do for you!!!
Blessings and love always,