True Woman Conference quotes

From Nancy Leigh DeMoss, after an inspired talk from Romans 11:33-36

A true woman…

1. Lives a God-centered life.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.

2. Trusts God.  She does not fear; she exercises faith.  She laughs at the future, even in times of great pain.  In light of our current financial “crisis,” many of us are about to find out if we really love Christ for who He is or for what He gives us. 

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

William Cowper

3. Says, “Yes, Lord.”  She asks, “What will please you, Lord.”  She says, “If it pleases Thee, it pleases me.”  To say yes to the Lord means to say no to a lot of other things: bitterness, complaining, resisting, unforgiveness, etc.  

Great thought: “Even the wrath of man will praise Him.”  Even the sins of man that cause me pain work in God’s plan and will praise Jesus.  Amazing!  John Piper explains how this is true in his book and the sermon series, Spectacular Sins.

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