Black Clergy Women United Methodist Church 26th Annual Meeting S - Stand Before God With Each Other Before the Man of God Can you imagine what it is like to STAND after bending over and cowering down all of your life; using muscles you never used before; looking from a perspective you’ve never seen before? Dare to take a STAND!!! H – Humility The quality of being modest, meek or respectful Humility doesn’t mean that we self denigrate Humility is the balance between denigration and put your hand on your hip and let your back bone slip A - Ask You lust, and have not; you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not. And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure. - -James 4:2-3 P – Persuasion Each of us is born with the power of influence. You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. -- Matthew 5:13-16 E – Expecation In order to shaped destiny and impact the world we must expect change.