IBC Ladies Retreat 2010

Our ladies retreat was this last weekend and it was awesome! I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to stop and just give up planning this retreat but I knew that Satan was working...working to try to discourage me. This was a big project. Along with dealing with very personal things, I was having to come up with a theme, speakers, decorations, food, venue, gifts, etc...it was a lot. At times, it seemed like too much. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of fun to plan but it was a lot.


It was such a blessing!!!!!

We had 3 ladies from Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington come and lead worship, do some comedy, and speak about being transformed. Our Scripture reference for the weekend came from Romans 12:1-2.

I sit here and type with tears in my eyes as I think about all of the ways that God touched me personally this weekend and about all of the things I heard other ladies say. Here is what I know that God said to me this weekend:

1. If I will call to Him, He will tell me things which I do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

2. He has taken away all judgments against me as far as the east is from the west. (combined paraphrase) Zephaniah 3:15 & Psalm 103:12

3. He will quiet me with his love.
Zephaniah 3:17

4. When I do not know what to pray, the Spirit will intercede for me.
Romans 8:26

God is doing such an incredible work all around me and I am just chomping at the bit to share!!!!! I have spoken to a couple friends the past couple of days who have shared God's goodness with me and it is just brings me to tears!

That is REASON TO REJOICE!!!! :)



Katie said…
Rikki ~ I loved reading what GOD is saying to you. Your words spoke to me, too!

Also, I was so touched by your post about October 15th. I did not know the history of this month and day. Thank you for sharing.

I wish I could have been at the candle lighting service. It looked perfect. You are doing a wonderful job.

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