Women’s Convention 2013
This year’s Women Convention theme was “Women Keeping Hope Alive!” Every woman of God that stood in the pulpit seemed as if they were talking directly to the issues I am combating in my life. As many of you know, I am combating a major health issues; but through it all, those women stirred up hope in my life and my spirit. I am more determined to pursue the things that God has for me no matter what circumstances and situations I’m currently.
Co-Pastor Morgan let the people of God know that “Hope Will Never Fail Them!” In the mist of the sermon, she began to let the congregation know that hope keeps you saying that things will get better because of God’s word. Often times, people hate what you have, but they fail to know the suffering associated with obtaining the blessing you have on your life. It’s imperative as a believer that you don’t run from your issues, but that you continue to:
H – keep your heart clean and holy
O – be obedient to God’s word and God’s will
P – pray and be patient concerning the promises of God)
E – enjoy your life and enlarge your territory
On the second day of the convention, Dr. Weaver encouraged the congregation to become “Pregnant with Hope!” As a Christian, you should not be barren in your walk and in your life. The sermon on Saturday morning encouraged all to become pregnant with promise, purpose, and productivity. It’s important to know that God wants you to be blessed more than you want to be blessed. In waiting on the blessings and promises of God, you can’t allow yourself to become discouraged due to the delay.
To closeout this powerful conference, Elder Hairston told us “A Promise is a Promise!” This dynamic sermon informed the believers in the audience that if God said it He is going to do bring it to pass. Every now and then, we experience periods of trials, testing, and turmoil. Occasionally, we feel that delayed means a denial, but that delay simply means God is working it out. Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.