Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time Out for Women Part 4

Friday Afternoon....Brad Wilcox

I truly love this man. I have known him for almost 20 years of my life. I have heard him speak a couple dozen times, and am thankful for each and every opportunity. He is a real inspiration and a wonderful teacher/speaker. He spoke on "Grace". He reviewed the entire 6th chapter of his new book, The Continuous Atonement. (Which I bought,and can't wait to read!!)

We are all saved by GRACE after ALL we can do! 2 Nephi 25:23
Grace is a constant energy source. God and I both know it's not my all or best, but He still loves us no matter what.

We need to be more gentle with ourselves. God is more concerned with our knowledge and love for Him and His Son and not our accomplishments.
You are nothing, powerless without him. Brad talked bout wanting to make the theme for the next EFY to be "You are Nothing"! Funny, but so true.
He told a heart-felt story of a young mother whom went through many trials in her young life and when asked something on the lines of "In your deepest sorrow did you feel that the Savior left you?" Her humble, sweet reply was (and I'm paraphrasing here...)
There were never 2 sets footprints in the sand. Only one. He never left me.  
We need to continue to follow the teachings, "After all we can do" faithfully and continually.
We should NOT be called Human BEINGS. Rather Human DOINGS. We need to DO. To act. To become.
After all we can do. Means me and God. Together.
Jesus doesn't make up the difference for us. He makes the difference. (Love that, so profound!)
Don't try an earn your way to heaven, Prepare for it. Jesus paid our debt in full.
It is by Grace that all things are possible, but we must also be transformed by grace.

During lunch and the breaks he would walk around hugging, shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for pictures with the women. Bobbi and I walked up and he gave us his undivided attention and we spoke about his talk, the gospel, and the savior. What a wonderful few moments it was with him. Thank you Brad for you kind words and love.

1 Comment:

Summer Spillane Jordan said...

i'm so glad you got to go and enjoy this! i am still dwelling daily on all the great stuff i came home with from our time out for women! can't wait to go again next year!!!