Wow. I went to a women's conference this past weekend in Minneapolis and aye-chihuahua. God showed up and He healed me...on the inside. I wish I was the world'd fastest typer so I could share very detail but I type like a chicken pecker (oh my...a chicken pecker..that doesn't sound very good..let's rephrase.) I chicken peck. (oy vey) So here are the highlights...
* I forgave my mother-in-law for 8 1/2 years of heartache and stress. I learned that forgiving her doesn't mean that I need to be her best friend and it isn't a mushy feeling...forgiving her is being obedient to God.
*God told me that being a mom is enough. My children are my mission. What could possibly be more important than that? God entrusted Chad and I with two amazing children and who am I to divide my attention from them? I am to use my God given gifts to teach my children. And that is enough.
* I learned that I don't have to earn my gifts. That I am a daughter of the King and I have an inheritance that I don't have to perform to get. I have a place in the Kingdom and it is free. In that place there is freedom.
*I was healed of any feelings of shame from being pregnant with Madeline before I was married. I was healed of all those feelings of rejection from people that were less than gracious when they found out I was pregnant before marriage and I have forgiven them.
To say it was a freeing weekend would be an understatement. I have a place and purpose in His Kingdom and I couldn't be more excited!!