Good morning dear sisters. I know I have not been around much lately, I try when I can to visit you all, but don't often have time to comment. You all have become important and very precious to me. Your words of encouragement and truth have been refreshing. And as I have visited some of you your words have convicted, challenged and probe my spiritual walk, and I am thankful!
I write today to ask you to pray. Many of you know that I am preparing for a retreat this weekend. It is not my first, but this has been my most difficult. I am experiencing more spiritual battle than I have before any other retreat I've prepared for. So I ask you to pray. The enemy knows our weaknesses and that is where he attacks! I have been speaking truth but this week it seems the lies grow louder and stronger. I have not been able to sleep well for days, which of course makes one weaker and I believe more susceptible to our enemy.
I know my God is stronger, and I am resting in Him, drawing on His strength and trusting in what He will DO! I also know I can not do this alone without my wonderful sisters praying. So I ask you, as the Lord brings me to mind, will you pray?
Thank you and may God bless each of you dear ones.
i just said one and will continue to pray through the weekend. may you feel his presence.ReplyDelete
are you speaking or just the one in charge?
I will pray for you and the retreat. I think it's going to be a powerful retreat, because it appears Satan wants to stop you.ReplyDelete
Mari you are so right! I believe this weekend is going to be powerful used by God - otherwise why would the enemy be working so hard?ReplyDelete
Diana - I am in charge and will be speaking Sunday morning.
Thank you both for your prayers...
Just be yourself. Be real. Be a part of the group...not "teaching to" them. Tell your story! Pretend you are sitting across the table over coffee just sharing (with 50 women!) One of the things my husband does when he preaches is he step down from behind the podium, and gets on the level of the people. Maybe you could just sit with them. God will use YOU as you are and give you the words to say. And then leave the results to HIM! Speak the words...throw them out there...and leave them to land where they will.ReplyDelete
God will use you, Sharon...not because you are perfect but because you are willing.
Please let me know how it goes. I wish I could go with you and we could room together and stay up all night giggling! Wouldn't that be fun!
I'll be waiting to hear how it goes!
One thing that always helps me along with prayer. . .Please don't take this the wrong way. . .but. . .This is not about you. . it's about the hearts God is preparing to speak to through you, HA! Take that Satan!!ReplyDelete
God Bless You, I pray sweet peace over you in Jesus name!
Dear Sharon, praying for you and the sweet ladies you will be speaking to. God is in control- just rest in knowing that He knows all about this retreat :) Let us know how it goes.ReplyDelete
Much love, Chanin
Sharon the more chalenging the more exciting this retreat will be. Someone said to me today are prepared for 1/2 the ladies to come to altar for prayer and forgiveness. How will we fit that many people at the altar. God is going to changes many lives. I can't wait to see how he changes mine.ReplyDelete
I know how you feel. When I was healthier I did the Ladies Retreat for our church. Knowing how hectic my job was and my health (even then) I would begin preparation months ahead of time. Satan cannot take away our salvation but he sure wants to run interference when we are serving our Lord. I just prayed for the retreat. I have a short term memory problem right now, so I might forget. But God knows my prayer desires. God Bless You and the Ladies. If you are like I am, you come away from the retreat refreshed but tired.ReplyDelete
God Bless you in every word you speak , every thought you think , all the love you spread , every thing that is done in the name of Jesus . Go with peace and enjoy .ReplyDelete
God love's you and so do I my sister in God work .
I will keep you in my prayers the rest of this weekend and I know you will beat the enemy.ReplyDelete
Praying right now! Be Blessed my sister! Hugs!!!ReplyDelete