The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim the GOOD NEWS to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken earted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort al who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a CROWN OF BEAUTY instead of ashes, the OIL OF JOY instead of mourning, and a GARMENT OF PRAISE instead of the spirit of despair. They will be called OAKS of Righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3
This past weeken, 51 amazing women went away together. There was giddy, silly fun. We also worshid together, we played hard, we studied God's word, we made new friends, we dressed up and reminded the enemy that we are God's princesses! Most of all, we came home changed, celebrating a brand new YEAR of the Lord's favor.
Have you noticed a difference? I know I have been transformed by the things we learned together. I am anointed for the Lord's service! I can CHOOSE to give up those ashes for a tiara! I can CHOOSE the healing balm of joy instead of mourning! And when despair, depression, anxiety or worry start to creep in, I can CHOOSE to wrap myself up in a protective cloak of PRAISE--in this moment, and this one, and this one...
As we re-enter normal life after such a mountain top experience, ladies, I encourage you to seal the good things God did in YOU this weekend by sharing them.
Revelation 12:11 says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,"
I cannot wait to hear the good report of how you get to stand as a strong OAK this week!
Blessed to be FREE!