Retreat & Conference Sessions
Words… one of the most significant forces in the universe… can be used for good or evil. Our words can change the course of a da… the course of a life. They become the mirror in which others see themselves. Our words can instill confidence into a child’s heart, encourage a husband to accomplish great feats, fan the dying embers of a friend’s smoldering dreams, cheer on fellow believers to run the great race of life with endurance, and draw the lost to Christ. Sharon inspires women to use words in positive ways as she explores the power we possess, the people we impact, the potential for change, and the profound possibilities when we harness this mighty force and use it to speak life to those around us.
Session One: God’s Incredible Gift
When God created the world and all it contains, He did so with words. He said, “Let there be,” and there was. Amazingly, He gave that same incredible gift of words to man. He didn’t entrust words to zebras, birds, or monkey, but to mere mortals created in His image. How will we use this amazing gift? The Bible tells us that “death and life” are in the power of the tongue. In this session we will explore the power we possess and the radical responsibility we have with the words we speak.
Session Two: The People We Impact
Our words become the mirror in which others see themselves. In this session Sharon examines the power of our words to most important people in our world: children, husbands, friends, fellow believers and the world. We’ll turn chief critics into chief cheerleaders, demolition crews into construction crews, verbal debilitators into verbal motivators, and discouragers into encouragers. People everywhere are longing for a word of encouragement and we have the potential to change the course of their lives. The answer is right under our nose.
Session Three: The Power of a Woman’s Words to Herself
While our words impact others in our sphere of influence, perhaps the most powerful words we speak are the words we say to ourselves about ourselves. The words we speak about ourselves determine our future. In this session Sharon looks at the negative words such as “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not smart enough,” and “I’m not enough period.” Women will begin to see themselves as God sees them, and replace the enemy’s lies with God’s truth. They will learn how to overcome feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy by understanding who they are, what they have, and where they are as a child of God. They will learn how to overcome the lies of the enemy with the promises of God
Session Four: The Potential to Change
James tells us that no man can tame the tongue. But here’s the good news…God can. We have the potential to change the words we speak by relying on the Holy Spirit, renewing our minds, and retraining our reflexes. In this session we’ll look at practical steps to taming the tongue and see how prayer and practice bring profound possibilities to impact our world for good.