Saturday, May 14
As women rub elbows with other women, we sometimes feel a tug at our heart from a green-eyed monster named envy. Rather than be content with where we are at in life, we covet what our sisters have, do, experience, or look like. Scripture tells us that this opens the door to all kinds of evil—things like competition, quarreling, jealousy, and gossip. But the culture among our women at Trinity Church and the Together Conference must, and will be different. The Lord desires that we be a company of women joined together by covenantal relationship—a sisterhood without the drama! An environment where we see and call out the greatness in each woman; helping each one finding her place. A house where each woman is honored and celebrated, yet we come alongside and support on another in times of need. A true family, where no woman is ostracized left lonely, or feels out of place. Let’s be intent upon cultivating and protecting this Godly sisterhood within our hearts and our house, so that every woman who walks through the doors of Trinity Church will feel welcomed, safe and loved, and she’ll let her guard down and let other women in.
“For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.” – 2 Corinthians 12:20
“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” – John 17:21-23
“Be devoted to one another in [sisterly] love; give preference to one another in honor”– Romans 12:10
- Women would lay down their walls of resistance, exercising their God-given power to overcome fear.
- We would treasure our friendships, maintaining healthy communication, and learning to selflessly and sacrificially serve and protect one another.
- We would be quick to strangle judgmental attitudes and asphyxiate any source of division, so we enjoy and protect this precious diamond called “Sisterhood.”
- If you are lacking in friendship, pray God will bring someone across your path. Pray this for every woman attending the Together Conference.
I choose sisterhood—without the drama. My Godly girlfriends and I will have one another’s back, cover each other in prayer, hold one another accountable, remind one another of what’s true, and dance this dance of life together—no matter what! May every woman at Together Conference see and experience the beauty of sisterhood in their time among us.