Grace – The Difference

Good Morning All. These are some quick shots of our session in Winter Conference last evening. Tonia Thornton led us (as she will each session) in worship from the piano. What awesome worship! Folk have come to be with the Lord, to hear Him and to enjoy Him as we allow the daily items of our lives to be in the background and we just enjoy His presence and the presence of one another in Him.

I was the speaker and spoken on Grace – The Difference (our theme). The lesson was to review what we have been learning and then to take some conscious steps to implement that into our lives. We have been totally forgiven, totally received, totally enveloped into the fellowship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We please Him because of Jesus Christ in us and are free to live in Him. We worked with the fact that the creation was so the Lord could have fellowship with us. That creates an “us.” The fellowship we have been given is the fellowship of the Trinity and we belong to one another in that fellowship.

Since He will never leave me nor forsake me, I am always in His presence and He always hears my prayers. Now do I just sit with this information and feel good, or do I honor His position, His person, His Word, His instructions by beginning to adapt my life to these truths ? We are here to learn to implement them.

We worked with adjusting (allowing the transformation) of our thoughts and our words. This contains no legalism – just opportunity to walk deeply with the “us,” and counting His work for us as sufficient.

The Lord then showed us that He wants us to “see” some things that taking advantage of the “us” will empower. 1 Corinthians 2:9 reads, “However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ the things God has prepared for those who love him — these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” We noted that the revelation is already present through the Holy Spirit and it has been given to “us.”

With prayer and some worship in thanksgiving, we dismissed to the food and fellowship time.

Lauren (lady above with guitar) is speaking this morning in an interactive session. More on that later in the day. Bless you.


2 thoughts on “Grace – The Difference

  1. Marilyn Race

    Thank you, Iris, for posting notes of last evenings session so quickly. It is nice to be included in on the teaching, etc. since we are unable to attend. Thinking of all of you. Bless you. Marilyn

  2. marie whyland

    I feel like I am right there with you all. Bless you for posting the events and keeping me close to all who are there but most of all keeping me in touch with our Jesus. Blessing to you and I am praying for a deeper understanding. Love You!

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