The following is a devotional email I sent out to our small group.
Greetings gorgeous gals!
I hope you’re having a good week! I am excited that many of you are coming to the Women’s Retreat this coming weekend. God is going to do some amazing things there.
Whether you are going, or are unable to, this is a good week for all of us to examine our hearts. Two Sundays ago, Brad’s sermon focused on how when God touches the life of any person playing ‘god’, hardness of heart is always a certain reaction. (If you missed the sermon, you can watch it here: http://www.tworiverschurch.org/702479.ihtml.)
At the end of the sermon, Brad challenged us with two truths to apply to our lives:
- Certain sensations are given to us as a gift from God.
- Ask God to free you from your hardness of heart. (more…)
Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I do have an excuse though… we had our ministry staff retreat last week. So I definitely had my hands full helping out as much as I could to get things ready.
And what a staff retreat it was! It is always good to get together with everyone, catch up, share life. It always proves to be an encouraging time, as well as challenging. God spoke in some awesome ways this year. He told us through two separate people who spoke into us that a break-through is coming! (One used the text from 2 Samuel 5:20, the other used 1 Chronicles 14:11 – the story of David and Baal Perazim.) The FCA chaplain from UT spoke to us another day, and God told him to tell us to “Get Ready!” We were also reminded that we do not need to find the words to speak – that sometimes silence is ok. These were all very timely words of encouragement to our staff. We had times of prayer for each other as well, that were also encouraging. (more…)