Greetings Beloved! Today I share with you my recent experience at the 2014 S.A.L.V.E. (Single and Living Victoriously Everyday) Singles Conference hosted by Central Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
They graciously offered me the opportunity to speak and share my singles testimony.
I am deeply humbled by the invitation because I know they had options.
The S.A.L.V.E. staff is committed and operates in the spirit of excellence. Their love and hospitality was overwhelming and extended to all in attendance.
As I sat in my hotel room last Friday night I was moved to tears. How did I get to this great place? Complete surrender is sweet when bowing down to God’s loving will. God continues to move and bless my life before I can ask.
Speaking of a blessed life…the theme for the singles conference was…
Living Life Like It’s Golden #InFaith
Let God grant what is in your heart and fulfill all your plans. (Psalm 20:4 CEB)
If you know my blog, you know my story. The Lord raised me from the valley of sorrow to golden sky. His strong hand delivered me from discontentment and fear ‘before’ I received a wedding ring. Nothing but a strong hand could have delivered me from my disappointment.
In spite of what the haters and doubters say, the Holy Ghost of God is more than able to lead us to “golden living”.
I am passionate about Singles Ministry and I love meeting with singles who are unashamed of their choice to please God first. At the conference I stood before superlative women and men who could have a wedding ring if they wanted one.
But they would rather have their desires fulfilled at God’s appointed time.
There is no way to beat God’s giving. Because of His infinite wisdom and undying love, God will always do better for us than we can do for ourselves. #OnlyBelieve
What is impossible for man is possible with God.
A life filled with joy, purpose, peace, security, purity and faith is possible for every single Spirit-filled man and woman. There is nothing in your life (past or present) that God can’t give you the victory over. God’s children are the head and not the tail. If we worship God with our obedience, we remain on top. Believe nothing contrary to this.
We discussed at the conference the benefits of the waiting season. It was a time for me to come to complete surrender and allow God to spiritually mature me. I didn’t know how impatient I was until I had to wait. I didn’t know how much I trusted in my flesh until I had to wait. In my waiting season God went to the root of all that was wrong and weeded from my heart everything that hindered my wholeness.
Being saved and single is nothing to be ashamed of. Embarrassment, fear, and doubt keep us from abundant living. Jesus came so that we might have life more abundantly. Our relationship status is not a key factor in that. Jesus is the key.
As God did for King David in battle, He will hear our voice in the days of trouble and at the appointed time, God will do what He said He will do.
I want to thank Senior Pastor, Reverend Dr. Robert C. Scott, for allowing me to speak at this conference and be a part of the celebration of life!
To Miss Madeline, Whitney, Reverend Reed, Cynthia, Michelle, Courtney, and the entire S.A.L.V.E Ministry….I sing David’s song for you…
I pray that the Lord answers you whenever you are in trouble. Let the name of Jacob’s God protect you. Let God send help to you from the sanctuary and support you from Zion. Let God recall your many grain offerings; let him savor your entirely burned offerings. Let God grant what is in your heart and fulfill all your plans. (Psalm 20:1-4)
Your Servant and Sister in Christ Jesus,