It’s Sunday night… the end of an amazing, mind blowing, knock me out of the ball-park kinda weekend !!
I have been at Beloved Women’s camp @ Camp Somerset with the lovely ladies of LifeHouse Church, as well as some extra lovely ladies too.
The biggest thing for me this weekend would have to be the absolute abundance of Holy Spirit presence !! I felt like I swam in it all weekend, which is super awesome to say the very least !!
I LOVED this verse quoted this weekend also
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father’s house;
11 So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverenceand honor Him.
Although we had 3 fabulous speakers at the conference with us, we also enjoyed watching a Christine Caine DVD from Colour conference 2012 ! In this message, she gave the analogy of us being water droplets… each of us individually represents one water droplet….. Our Home/family etc are our own little brook…. Our brook flows into our stream (Our church family)… Our stream flows into a river (possibly churches within our nation)… and that mighty river flows into the Ocean…… representing our world !!!
We want to create a Tsunami for God’s Kingdom, but as one little water droplet… it may take us a while….. but when we feed & nurture our brook…. and feed into our stream, which in turn feeds into our Rivers & Ocean….. We most certainly CAN bring about that Tsunami & rise up like a FLOOD against the enemy !!! How awesome is THAT !!!!!
Does this sound easy ?? In some ways yes, but in lots of ways, we know it won’t be….. but using another analogy from this weekend….. Doing life with The Lord is like riding a wild horse with no saddle….. but more of that later…
New International Version (NIV)
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverancethe race marked out for us,
RUN THE RACE !! Be prepared & equipped to carry the baton… and be ready & willing to pass on that baton to the runner coming up behind you…… and then ….. be prepared to put that bit of extra effort in to reach that baton being stretched out to you by the runner ahead of you. Be CAREFUL !! We don’t want to drop that baton in the exchange zone & we need to remember that carrying the baton means DYING TO SELF !!
We want favour from God, but remember, favour is responsibility…. responsibility to our next generation.. step up NOW..not when you feel like it !!
Nothing worth having is birthed easily or painlessly. (All you mother’s out there will certainly attest to that. LOL)
Another FANTASTIC quote from this weekend (also Christine Caine) …
“When you are MARKED by God, you don’t need to be marketed by man.”
And another…. “Be content with where you are….on the way to where you’re going.” LOVE IT !!
Another great take away from this weekend was being aware of our BS !! Yes, I said BS…. Our BIG STORY.. (Now, what were you thinking, you naughty things.. LOL).
Yes, our Little Stories… and our BIG stories… Remembering not to get lost in our sometimes mundane existence…. making school lunches, school runs, dinners, cleaning etc etc etc….
But within our little story….. there can be big facets of our BIG story…. Like speaking into our kids lives… teaching them and modelling for them a great LOVE for Jesus !! Developing in them a love for the WORD !!!! Impressing on them the love that their Heavenly Father has for them…. and that our ultimate Home is with our Father in Heaven…. Showing them that we need to be ‘Jesus with skin on’ to our unsaved friends !!
So so much more in our BIG story… but there’s probably a word limit on this thing.. LOL.
Yet another truly memorable thing about this weekend…. We took a flat black stone and wrote down a lie from the enemy that we have taken on in our lives… We then took that stone and PELTED it as far out into the Lake as we could !!! Take THAT Satan !! Our beautiful peaceful (except for the odd speed boat, which turned out to be a God moment too), time was spent soaking up God’s presence.. pressing in and asking Him for our name…the name HE calls us by.
When God told me my name boldly straight away, I must admit I was surprised, as I didn’t actually expect to hear anything from God straight up as I’ve spoken to many people who have waited, or are still waiting, for years to receive their new name. In an interesting turn of events, when Terry asked God for his new name last year while doing ‘Wild at Heart’, he heard his name straight away too.
It’s not necessary for me to publish the name… but if you want to ask me in person, I’d be more than happy to tell you. I’ve really enjoyed spending some time this afternoon researching the name and it’s meaning etc.
OK… I”m down to the last few points….. lucky you’re sitting down for this right.. LOL
Be MYSELF…. that one that God created me to be.. not what society says I SHOULD be.
Stay CONNECTED….. Don’t disconnect from my sisters in Christ !!!
I kinda just found extra pages of notes… so it’s going to be a lot more than two more points… plus.. I haven’t even gone back to the wild horse bit.. so I think I’ll sign off here and pick it up again in another post !!!
Love to you all my fellow water droplets…. Let’s make a FLOOD for The Lord !!!
In Him xox