Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Retreat growing closer to my best friend, Jesus

What an awesome and peaceful weekend I enjoyed with the ladies from church. We had a great speaker, great singers, and great food. The Lord was the highlight of the weekend showing up from the beginning to the end. Well, I don't believe it's over and He is still with us as we go away equipped with the tools we need to face whatever Satan tries to throw at us. We are not to talk to snakes and recognize lies for what they are, lies! We need to keep our eyes on Jesus and not let the enemy get a stronghold in our life. The most important part of the lesson Ms. Sandy Stiles brought to us was not to talk to snakes and to devour the Word.

John 1
The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (NIV)

John 1:14
14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Word is Jesus and when we get into the Word we are getting to know Jesus. When we memorize scripture, we are carrying His Word with us and we can fight the enemy.

How awesome is that. I know I plan to read and study my Bible more than I have been. I really want to dwell in His presence.

Jordan Self and Ginger Weeks brought some wonderful music along with praise and worship. Sandy shared the story of her life and how God has used her painful past to help others. Three ladies from our group stepped out of their comfort zone to lead small groups and did a great job.

It was all amazing, expecially at the end when we all joined together in a ceremony at the end for God spoke to each of us in His own way. It was all confirmation of God's supernatural presence.

To think, I almost missed it. I am so grateful, Ms. Debbie encouraged me to join the ladies in this wonderful weekend.

Thanks to all who attended and to the leaders for the sacrifice they made to give up their weekend to spread God's word. I know these ladies do not consider it a sacrifice but a blessing while sharing that blessing with us all. Praise God for whom all blessings flow.