i need to post something about the retreat, but i really think i'm still trying to process a lot of it. because fathoming some of the awesome things God is trying to do in my heart and life is just hard! as in, is that possible?? really? putting the greatness into words is not easy.
if you're on facebook and have read the notes posted by eowyn and mari, you have read two of the incredible testimonies that have come out of "live, laugh, love." and that's just two. there were 36 women there.
mostly, God continued a work He began in my heart two years ago.
it's too long and complicated and, frankly, too boring to detail out here. but believe me, it's regarding something i've been struggling with from the time i was about 12: going to unhealthy lengths to please people.
basically, we - God and i - took another step on a very long journey. a big step. foward.
it's amazing how God walks us gently and gradually through things we struggle with, isn't it? He leads us, a little at a time, toward the complete work we will finally be when we stand before Him one day. it's so refreshing how He teaches us patiently, waiting for just the right moment to reveal a new truth, click on another lightbulb.
then, to ice the proverbial cake, He tells us of a great plan He has for the future. clear as a bell, He speaks something so exciting that we feel strangely empowered to do with His help.
He truly, truly loves me. enough to fill and overflow any void that i feebly attempt to mend on my own. all i have to do is simply surrender to let Him. His well is deep and wide; deep and wide and flowing and more than enough.
i'm going to write a book, ya'll.
oh, how He loves us, indeed.
Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."