As many of you know, I am waist high in a number of exciting, yet very overwhelming, projects right now. The Red Hot for Jesus retreat sponsored by Sunshine Church in Grand Rapids is next weekend already (Feb 25th & 26th) . And can I just tell you ~ I can hardly wait!!
Not to mention ~ the Worship Leader for the Red Hot retreat is Erica Simpson!
Have you met the gifted, beautiful, amazing Erica?? You will love her! (Plus she has a dynamic worship team joining her for the retreat!). She's been sending over samples of some of her song selections ~ and can I just say they are AMAZING! :)
Here's one song her Worship Team will be singing. Love it! (Erica said it's ok to share a sneak peek with you all!) Listen to these powerful words....
As I was sitting on the couch with my sick daughter (again), watching Anne of Green Gables (again) ~ I was reflecting on my phone calls this week. The invitation to meet with the publishing/video team. Messages from friends praying for me. Friends wondering if they can bring over a latte (once again, of course I said, YES!) My mom offering to take all the kids for a sleepover (we all know the answer, right?). My mother-in-law calling to bring over Keuring coffee (thank you!) AND getting the fabulous news that my daughter has lice.
All in one week. Talk about extremes...
I pulled out the commissioning statement and prayed it aloud in faith. Boy did it help! Then I prayed it for the participants of the Red Hot Retreat.
My Dear Sister/Brother,
The God of Glory
Has called you.
You have a ministry.
In Christ, you are enough for that ministry.
Never forget that showing God off is your ministry.
No matter what,
Keep your heart in your ministry.
Unveil your face
And serve others with authenticity.
That the power is in God's Presence.
Come between you
And intimacy with God.
Keep moving forward
From glory to glory.
Let God thin that veil.
Remember, ministry is not about position.
It's about people.
Let name after name
Be written on your heart.
Do not seek great things for yourself,
Seek a great God.
As you leave this place,
Go in a fresh anointing.
He who turns water into wine
Turns wimps into warriors.
You have a ministry.
Go fulfill it!!
In Christ, WE ARE WARRIORS not wimps!
In Christ, WE ARE ENOUGH!
Oh how I needed that reminder!! It's not about me having the perfect Red Hot message, a trendy outfit, a stylish haircut, or even a flawless presentation. As long as I seek Him and His presence, regardless of the outcome, it's going to be good!
What about for you?
What is God currently asking you to do which seems too big, too much, or like you are just not nearly qualified enough??
Do you need a fresh measure of His presence??
Do you need a reminder that in Christ, regardless of your circumstances, YOU, dear sister, ARE ENOUGH!!!
May I encourage you to print off Beth's commissioning statement and tuck it away in your Bible. You'll never know when you too might be encouraged by her powerful, Truth-filled words!
Well, I'm headed back to my writing (now that my sick kids are all tucked in bed!). I'm still feeling like I have way to much to do and not nearly enough time to make it all happen ~ but I'm prayed up, got my tennis shoes on, and I'm wearing lipstick. Somehow that makes me feel much better. :)
Have a fun-filled, life-giving weekend!! God's richest blessings to you~