The Cross before me.
The world behind me.
No turning back.
I’m not sure I yet have the words. Last year, when God called me to run a women’s retreat, I had no words when it was over. I saw how God orchestrated the entire event, and let me carry out the tasks He had planned, in His strength. It blew me away. And I never thought I could be even more speechless one year later.
Sometimes as a writer it is hard to accept that there are no words. There are just mountain top moments that are like glimpses of heaven, yet while still here on earth.
When God shows you what His purposes are for your life, and you just know in every being of your soul that He is sovereign, there just aren’t enough earthly words to explain it.
The Simply Living for Him Retreat was about so much more than just an event or a time for women to get away. It was a weaving together of souls, a time where God showed us His plan for relationships- sisters in Christ look nothing like worldly relationships. It was a time of blessing that wasn’t about tangibles.
I guess that is why there are no words to explain it. Because it was about heavenly things and not earthly things.
Our theme was Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I talked about turning away from the things of this world, fixing our eyes on Jesus, and then we learned how to walk in it…so that we can stay there. Walking in it is intentional surrender. We must purpose to live out our lives for His glory alone. Not ours.
There is so much I want to say, and I will be uploading the sessions and worship time this week for you all to get a glimpse of our time together. But what happened there was more than what you will see on a Facebook post or an Instagram photo. It was hearts opened to Christ and overflowing with joy and praise for Who He is.
It was a glimpse of glory.
We are also working on a date for our next retreat. More details coming this week.
As for now, I will leave you with some highlights. I pray YOU can join us at the next Simply Living for Him Retreat! (click here to get info!)
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.