Sunday, April 27, 2008

Jesus IS my Rock!!

Church retreats are such a great way to get refreshed, reacquainted with God and our sisters in Christ, rest, and come home renewed (although very tired!). I just went to such a retreat with 28 women from my church (and a few friends from other places), and Jesus rocked our world this weekend.
The theme was, yes, Jesus as our ROCK. We had a great speaker (well, two actually because she brought a friend that added much to the weekend!), and enjoyed the rock theme with stones and pebbles interwoven all through the weekend (rock candy at our tables, rock fabric water bottle holders, writing sins that need to be 'cast off' on rocks and tossing them in the creek, songs that sing of Jesus as our Rock, etc!). The sessions centered around scripture that points us to Jesus as our firm foundation, the Rock. It was a great way to focus our hearts and minds on Who He is in our lives!
To my sisters in Christ who went this weekend: Thanks for your prayers, encouragement, and support of the news that I am now the Women's Ministry Director at our church. But the BIG THANKS goes to God Himself, Who SHOWED UP this morning in a powerful way as I had the privilege of presenting a message this morning about our communion with God, and communion with each other, and how they are both involved in our partaking of the Lord's Supper. I just can't stop praising God for the way that He moved among us as we shared that intimate time with Him and with one another this morning. I came home humbled, blessed, and in awe of the way that His Holy Spirit was SO evident. We 'SAW' You there this morning, Lord!! We did not miss it! Thank YOU, Jesus!

((((As soon as I figure out how, I will post the notes of the message That God gave me to share with the ladies about communion this morning. It's long, and I need to figure out how to take you to a link to read it instead of taking up a whole page here!! Be patient with me!)))

After you are done here, stop and remember that Jesus IS our Rock!!!


Laurie said...

it sounds like a great weekend! I can hardly wait for more information!

I am Katy, said...

Hi Ellen,

I didn't know you were a blogger. Nice to find you in blogland. I enjoyed visiting with you at retreat too and am really looking forward to how God is going to use you as the women's ministry director. You have such a heart for the women at church and it is very apparent in your ministering to all of us. Thank you.