I was invited to join some wonderful ladies of Connect Church at their retreat this past weekend. Actually, I was asked to present “The Walk”, a ministry of Women Encouraged that I believe the Lord placed in my heart to encourage women to really walk in newness of life.
Before leaving home, I told the Lord that if He didn’t do it, then it wouldn’t happen. I meant that I needed to be fully reliant upon Him to speak and present the message. I prayed to be emptied of myself and filled with His spirit and presence.
The retreat was a time of deep study and reflection of how we must continue to walk with the Lord in all times. I was so blessed by the fellowship of women in attendance. They are beautiful ladies so blessed and loved by the Father. My sister Dana has a wonderful gift of hospitality and teaching of God’s word. First Lady Gala has a beautiful and encouraging spirit. She planned this wonderful event and I must say she designed a spectacular runway for the ladies! I am one who believes in taking what you have and make it work!
I believed the Spirit prompted me to share a few things that I can only hope touched their heart. I desired for the women to know that God is real and Jesus is truly The Messiah! It can be a difficult journey but we must continue to walk it out daily.
I love Jesus and more than anything, I love telling others how much He loves them. I shared with the ladies that I’m not a biblical scholar. I don’t hold any major defining titles. (Well… Mrs. & Mom) and I know what it’s like to feel unqualified. I know how it feels to strike out but I NOW know that striking out doesn’t mean the game is over. It just means you have to step up to the plate again and keep swinging. This retreat was a home run for me and only God made it possible. I am simply Tracy who is willing to “go ye therefore” and tell others about Jesus. I know that I can trust Him with my deepest insecurities and failures. What I can’t do, He can do for me. And I know that if He can do it for me, then He can surely do it for someone else!