A Ladies Retreat can mean many things.
It can mean wonderful food,
lots of fun games
and long walks on the beach.
It can mean fancy hotel rooms,
quiet time by the pool,
and maybe another walk on the beach.
But this Ladies Retreat will long be remembered because of meaningful worship,
a speaker who got to the heart of the matter,
and scripture that just plain spoke to the heart.
If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion. Philippians 2:1-8 (Msg)
Words for the heart. Words for the soul.
Words to be pondered. Words to be lived.
By His Grace alone.
How blessed I am to be a part of this family.