Women for the Kingdom 2000
at Letton Hall
Letton Hall had always
been a place where I had met powerfully with the Lord. Some sixteen years
previously when as a young Christian I had first attended a Christian meeting
there, I had been baptised in the Holy Spirit, and subsequent meetings at
Letton had also been significant in my Christian walk. It was therefore quite a
special place to me.
I was thus looking
forward to the Ladies Weekend in 2000 for many different reasons. It was the
first time that I had spoken at a conference, so it was with a combination of
nervousness and excitement, that I approached the weekend. I was not only aware
that the Lord had given me a message to bring, with the subject for that year
"Surrender," based on Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, but knew that He
wanted to do a work in my own life too.
There was an area of my
marriage that I knew did not line up with the Word of God. It was something
that I had been praying about for a few weeks. I spoke on the Saturday morning,
and encouraged the ladies to write down on a blank piece of paper the area of
their life that they felt Jesus wanted them to surrender to Him, then tear the
paper up and throw it away, leaving the Lord to work the thing out in their
lives. As I spoke, I knew that this was what I had to do too, so after the
meeting that was exactly what I did.
As the weekend
progressed, I knew the Lord was talking to me. On the Sunday morning, I decided
to have a walk outside, to get a breath of fresh air, and to reflect on what
God was doing in my life. It was only a short walk, about five minutes, but
during that time, I knew that He had changed me. The weekend was a great
success as far as I was concerned, and I was blessed not only to have the
privilege of ministering God's Word into peoples' lives, but also having it
worked out powerfully in my own life too!