“Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame and is seated at the throne of God.” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2
Last Sunday, we participated in the power of cross by witnessing Jesus setting captives free! For some, He helped us lay aside sin, for others He helped ripped off the weight of shame and condemnation bringing the words “He sent His Son to save… not to condemn” (John 3:16-18) to life. Let the words soak in you today that Jesus gave His life for YOU and despised the shame you may have gone to Murrieta with… It is finished. He has done it.
Whether you experienced a breaking off or are still in the process of the weight being chipped away, know you are in a place where you are surrounded not only by a great cloud of witnesses but by women who are in the race with you. You are being prayed for still. We want to encourage you to reflect on the weekend and be encouraged to press on as God continues to perfect your faith. Do not allow the enemy to steal your joy! If you are not already, surround yourself with a Life Group, a Bible study and be discipled so you can grow in your faith.
Perhaps you are still dealing with something that was touched on at the retreat, a wound that was uncovered or maybe something was ignited in you that you never knew was there. Please don’t bear that alone and know that remain here to help. Please contact myself or Lynn Farr if we can be of service to you.
My heart is still full from our time together with our Amazing God as I hope and pray yours is too. May His love and grace continue to fill you and pour out of you in the weeks ahead!
In His Grace,