Updated: May 15, 2021
"I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart." Jeremiah 24:7
Thoughts after my mountain top weekend
Thank you for those of you that prayed for me this weekend. I felt your prayers, and what a sweet experience to share Beautifully Broken, Forged through Fire, Up from Ashes with such a precious group of women. It was a weekend of healing for many. A weekend of peace for others.
If you’ve never attended a women’s retreat, a weekend away with Jesus, I implore you to. It is beyond wonderful.
The one thing I heard repeatedly from God this weekend was, “Call them back to Me.” I’m not sure how or what that means exactly, but I’m listening and completely availing myself and my heart to Him. This ministry, BeautifullyBrokenx3, was created to encourage and inspire, to empower women to overcome the battles they’re walking through. To know they’re not alone. To know their comeback story in just ahead of them.
God clarified that for me this weekend. It is also about THE battle. While the world and culture war around us, we are to stand firm, to be His warriors, His worshippers, His LOVE to a dying world. We are to tell and teach that BEAUTY from ashes is what He does best.
If you know me, you know I don’t believe in coincidences. As I was getting close to the camp Friday afternoon, a song came on I had never heard before. It spoke to me, and I knew it was for you. It’s called Hallelujah Even Here, by Lydia Laird. I’ve put the link below. It was not lost on me that as I drove off from camp Sunday, the same song came back on. Y’all, again, I had never heard the song before Friday.
As I replayed it this morning in my quiet time, God whispered several messages to me.
For you, those of you feeling overwhelmed, trying to make your way through and around the mess, praying for this season to pass… whether it be a season of questioning, a season of letting go, of trusting Him more… a season of stretching like you’ve never known… God is calling you back.
He will be your strength and shield.
He will be all that you need.
As the battles rage and the storms seem to never end, BOW to Him. Surrender. Praise Him through those tears. Sing a Hallelujah Even Here. (Yep, part of the song.)
Keep claiming His promises y'all. If you don’t know them, find them. HIS TRUTH, not what you see before you. Dig into your Bible and find truth you can claim.
HE is the one that calls you Beautiful.
He calls you HIS.
His Chosen One.
Yes, YOU. I’m not talking to anyone else. God is calling you to freedom and victory only HE can provide.You are a Conqueror. A Warrior. You are Fierce. One to be reckoned with.
And girls, SO IS GOD.
GOD is who He says He is. He is the King of kings. The Lord of lords. There is NO other like Him. He is our great I AM. Our Almighty. Our fortress and the very wings we hide beneath.
He is our Daddy. Our Savior. Our Redeemer. Our Provider.
He hears your prayers, and He is asking you to trust Him. He’s calling you back.
Will you trust Him?
Will you go?
ARE YOU LISTENING?
Oh, how I pray you are, Beautiful One.
I prayed for you over the weekend in my stillness. If you can't tell, it was a mountain top weekend. And one I couldn't wait to share.
SO much love! XO!
Hallelujah Even Here