As many of you know this weekend was the Red Hot retreat!
“So how did it go???” you may be wondering…..
It was such a huge blessing to serve alongside such an amazing group of servants (retreat committee, sound/tech guys, drama team, prayer warriors, worshippers, etc..).
I TOTALLY LOVED being led in worship by Erica Simpson, and her “girlfriends”, and “boy band”. AWESOME doesn’t even describe how God used this anointed group!
But I think my favorite part (if I had to pick one) was hearing how God spoke to each invididual woman in unique ways through the teaching from His Word! Isn’t God’s Word incredible?! 🙂
Here are some of the fun notes I’ve received (this one being from a dear woman battling an eating disorder)…..
“Dear Cindy, Thank you for letting Jesus run your life. Thank you for allowing Him to create the wonderful study for the ladies’ retreat. It fed me. I am studying my Bible and devotionals again and I am making it the most important part of my day and life…” (Woo Hoo!)
or here’s another….
“Cindy, Thank you for this weekend. WOW. I’ve been telling everyone that from the minute you stepped up on that stage you spoke with POWER, conviction, clarity and compassion. Thank you for listening and being obedient to the Spirit. Lives were changed. I have just been brought to tears when I think about this weekend. I am just so grateful….”
And I smile when I think of one woman who said, “Cindy, here is what I want to say to you…” and then she leaned over and planted a huge kiss on my cheek!! What fun 🙂
I wish I could put into words what God did in our midst…but it is so hard to explain. Just know God used YOU and YOUR PRAYERS to change lives for His Kingdom, and I am hubled and grateful (not to mention I never noticed my sore throat even once!)!!
Would you join me as I hand over this beautiful bouquet to the Lord. He is so faithful, good, powerful, and true?! I am in awe of what He is able to do!!
P.S. It may humor you to know that I am typing this with a shower cap on my head covering the all-natural hair “goo” that is in my hair. The lice is back ~ so we’re treating everyone in the home, myself included! 🙂 Lest you think we have risen above the craziness and chaos over here….we’ve not… ~ back to “my reality”, I guess! 🙂
Cindy~ Thanks for posting all the fun pictures…someone must have been saying something very intense I look very concerned…:DThanks for your words of wisdom over this weekend, I defiantly have walked away reevaluating myself, my heart and how I spend my time. You are such a blessing.
Praise God for such a wonderful time this weekend. I know He used you, your words and your beautiful smile to encourage women. Only eternity will show the true impact of your time together. Bless you, Cindy. May God continue to use you greatly. Leah
Thank you JESUS! My heart is smiling a big 'ole smile right now! God is good. Oh, and welcome back to "reality" – thankfully He's there too!!! Love, Jenny C.
Hi! cindy, See, I told you! God would be Glorified, using You! I knew it would be great! so happy:) to hear that God Gets all the Glory, for Great Things He Has done! Have a great week! Thanks for sharing the Boquet of flowers! Beautiful!
Oh, I'm so happy to hear how God blessed the week-end! I can see the sweet spirit in the pictures. Thanks for sharing and I'm sure the Lord has a whole lot more in store for you!
Feeling our knitted hearts, Cindy! While you were sharing in the Word this weekend, I read Corrie ten Boom's "The Hidding Place" for the first time. After last week, I couldn't get it out of "my head" how she could thank God for the fleas and lice. I went to the library, grabbed a copy, and devoured the book. In the end, it was "her sister" who encouraged her to give ALL praise God in ALL circumstances…even for the fleas! <3