Oh my... it has been such a busy week and this week is going to be even busier! I am blessed to be serving at Heart Quest, it is a spiritual event set up through Fellowship of the Sword. I have heard people ask if it is like a ladies' retreat... it is like a retreat on steroids!!! I attended as a participant 3 years ago... it was 5 1/2 days like I have never experienced before! Let me just say, God is so incredibly good!
Anyway, this event asks all participants to do 30 days of prep before the event, so along with those questing all of us serving also do the same prep. It is good but during that time it can get a little rough too... anytime you are trying to draw closer to God things of life are always coming up! So this is why I am sharing what I am sharing...
You might be feeling tired, overwhelmed, a little defeated, or all of the above! You may even feel like you just don’t have enough in you to take your relationship with God to another level… I have been there too! Be encouraged… you don’t have to do this perfectly! Throw all worries of what others may think in the trash… we are all flawed, but only the ones that admit it can find freedom from it.
In 1 Peter 5… verse 8 – “Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour.” Being attentive to what God wants us to see… that is the key. Keep from letting others’ issues take your focus off God. When we lose focus it is so easy for the devil to slip in there and turn distraction into discouragement. This is the time… God loves you so much! Let Him turn your mess into His message!
Father, I thank You for this time You have given each of us to draw closer to You! I praise You for being so incredible and loving each of us with Your perfect, unconditional love. I ask You to open the heart of each person reading this wider than ever before to receive all that You have for them. Even in times of doubt, Father, help them to believe Your hand guides them and your right hand holds on to them. I pray Your peace and Your comfort over each of us. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Rejoicing in Truth!