Blessing Bestowed at Friday Night Fellowship
FRIDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP
A peace passed over the women gathered Oct. 15 for Adventist Women Leaders’ Friday Night Fellowship.
“My sisters, you are beautiful,” said Deborah A. Hill, author, former elected public official, and the night’s featured speaker.
She poured affirmation and encouragement upon the women representing states across the United States from California to Texas, Nebraska, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
“We need to celebrate ourselves a lot more than we do,” Hill said. “We talk more about our weaknesses and less about our strengths.”
It is God who is our strength and has given us our “DNA [divine natural abilities].”
Therefore, we need to be “rooted and grounded to the Lord,” she said. “When you put your trust in the Lord, He will open doors that no man can close.”
She called on women to “step out in faith” and “step outside the box.” She also spoke words of encouragement over them.
“My sisters, please know that you are blessed.
You are loved,
That you are celebrated,
That you are valued,
That you have worth,
That you have beauty,
That you have knowledge,
That no one can take away from you because all of it is God given.”
— Michele Joseph, managing editor, Adventist Women Leaders newsletter