Last weekend I attended a retreat in Destin, FL. Luann Prater from Proverbs 31 Ministries was the speaker for the event. The theme of the retreat was: Be still and know that I AM God. Ps 46:10
Many of you have probably experienced a moment like this at conferences. If you went to She Speaks last summer, we did this. On an index card, you are asked to write down anything that's a stumbling block in your path or keeping you from God's best for your life. You know, the 'thing' you need to lay down. AKA Baggage. Then you exchange it at the cross for a verse to carry in your heart.
I didn't know what to write on my card Friday night. The Lord has my stuff in front of Him already. The good, bad, and yes... even the ugly. He has a mountain of baggage with my name on it. (I traveled a lot of places before I met Him.) What more could I say? I have tried to surrender ALL.
This is a copy of what I dropped off at the cross. ( B, the artist, I'm not.) My doodled dilemma was clearly mapped and my request documented. One question was still ahead in my journey. What would I do when I reached the fork in the road?
I was the last of over two hundred women attending the retreat to pick up a verse. As I read His words, B stilled. Tears streamed down her face. I AM was speaking to her.
The fork in the road became clear.
I AM had a plan. If you have roadblocks in your path or forks ahead that leave you anxious, Meet the Great I AM at the Cross. Doodle a message for Him. He has a word for you too and peace for the journey.
"Stand at the crossroads and look;ask for the ancient paths,ask where the good way is, and walk in it,and you will find rest for your souls. Jer 6:16
B His Girl