Thursday, June 26, 2008


When I attend She Speaks!, I always take advantage of that time to also see my dear friends from Charlotte. Danya was born in Charlotte, and we spent three wonderful years there. Carmel Baptist was our church home, and the friendships we made there have been lifelong.
Pictured are (L to R) Kathy, Mary, me, and Loretta.

I believe the dinner we shared the night before She Speaks! was all part of God's plan for the weekend. My friend Mary is a missionary in Jerusalem. I had not seen her in several years, and she had a gift for me. It was a bottle of olive oil from the Holy Land. "God told me to get that for you," she said simply. "He said you would know what to do with it."

I don't know many Baptist girls that would know what to do with olive oil.

However, I was sure that God would let me know. I thought about my church and my home as possible targets of anointing, but I really didn't dwell on it because I was visiting with my friends. When we got back to the hotel, I was going to put my oil in my van for safekeeping. That's when the still small Voice announced that the oil was for the girls at the Next Generation conference. Of course! Isn't it just like God to be in the details, and to send that oil all the way from Jerusalem to tell 37 girls that they are set apart to live for Christ?

We had a special anointing service on Saturday night, and it was a blessed time. I had never done anything like that before, and who knows if it will ever happen again, but it was an absolutely precious time that was without question ordained by God. I am so thankful for it! I had been battling all weekend--under such spiritual attack with all kinds of mind games going on--but it was all because God had such definite plans and the enemy was sooooo not liking it! It was all worth it because God showed up, and He got the glory!

Below are a few pics of the hope of the next generation!


Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Rebecca,

We met at the She Speaks Conference. This is an inspiring post! How precious it is to see God blessing a group of girls from a missionary in Israel. He is the master puzzle builder. :)

I'm glad I visited today!

Chatty Kelly said...

I love stories like these! Always inspiring to know that God has all the details (yes I KNOW that, but to hear it again and again to build my faith). Thanks for sharing.

You mentioned (on my blog) about being accountable to your own blogging. Do you have a plan? I have committed to 3 days a week (M-W-F). It is doable for me and I think enough to keep people coming back, but not overwhelming for me with my other things in life.

I'll keep visiting! Keep up the good work.

Suzanne Eller (Suzie) said...

I loved that moment with the girls. I think for many of them it will always be remembered as a pivotal moment in their lives. It was sacred and beautiful. Thanks for your obedience.

Suzie, your fellow Next Gen speaker and friend

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