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“She Did What She Could”

This week I attended a women’s leadership conference at Dallas Seminary.  In addition to some moving worship and hugs from familiar faces, I walked away with several nuggets, three of which I’ll share with you here today.  (More can be found in Elisa Morgan’s book She Did What She Could. Here are my take-aways from Elisa’s talks.)

This week I attended a women’s leadership conference at Dallas Seminary.  In addition to some moving worship and hugs from familiar faces, I walked away with several nuggets, three of which I’ll share with you here today.  (More can be found in Elisa Morgan’s book She Did What She Could. Here are my take-aways from Elisa’s talks.)

(1)  Live a Loved Life.  I am a woman loved by God.  Do I live every day out of the full reality in my inner being that God loves me?  Really. Loves. Me.  I walked away with a plan to spend at least five silent minutes each day in the quiet of my heart allowing that truth to penetrate the very core of my being.  To listen to the voice of God say, “I love you, Kelly.”  

(2)  “She Did What She Could.”  Five little words Jesus spoke packed a powerful punch.  Also the title of Elisa Morgan’s newest book.  I’ve missed this profound turn of phrase in reading Mark 14:3-9 before.  I want eyes to clearly see what God is calling me to each moment.   No more, no less.  I need only seek the divine appointments He has for me, and leave the rest.

(3)  Saying “No” so that I can say “Yes.”  It’s about priorities, but it’s more than that.  It’s conviction in God’s sovereign plan for the moment.  As I reflected on the past few years, I realize I’ve said “No” to some amazing opportunities because of my high confidence in the “Yes.”

Spending a day with a team of like-minded women was a good investment.  How thankful I am for church leadership who were willing to invest in our women by sending a team to the conference.  So how about you?   How can you live a loved life?  What do you say “no” to in order to say “yes” to God?  How do Jesus’ words, “She did what she could” (Mk 14:8) impact you?
 

Kelly Arabie

Kelly Arabie most enjoys heart-level conversation and guiding women in soul care. Her desire to study God’s Word and help women apply it to their lives led her and husband Tre to Dallas from their home in Louisiana. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and served on staff as both Women’s Ministry Director for Coppell Bible Fellowship and Women’s Ministry Counselor at Insight for Living. Kelly’s experiences of shepherding by godly women have given her a deep desire to see women cared for in the Body of Christ worldwide, especially in cross-generation relationships.

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    Hal Warren

    Thank You

    That was exactly what I needed to hear first thing this morning! Another bread crumb of confirmation on the destiny path that God has planned for my life (Psalms 119:105. John 6:35). Had not seen that verse in this light before. Thanks for sharing this light on the light!

    Hal