Today is Monday, March 27th 2017.
I begin with the date because such a time is this. The date, the day, the month, the year, my feelings, events and all the other happenings in the world. To be at the eve of such a wonderful opportunity and to think that I had doubt. Yep, a little doubt peaked it's little instigating head into my thoughts on attending the Forum for Theological Expression (FTE) retreat this weekend in Chaska, MN. Yes! Doubt tried to pry it's way in and suggest that I should not attend and perhaps do something else. The thoughts in my head were, 'Wait a minute! What did you just say?' I had to turn those thoughts around.
I believe that there is a reason for me being accepted to attend this retreat. I believe that there is a reason that it is happening now. I believe that there is something greater at the end of this retreat. I am in full wonder of what God is getting ready to do for all of us after attending this retreat. I believe that my increase is not my own and that it is to be shared with everyone.
I am looking forward to the spiritual growth. I am looking forward to the laughter. I am looking forward to the childlike adventure of this journey.
You see, for me, I am stepping into this new season after having unpacked some MAJOR grief. I mean I thought I had a "Job lost" last year January, but this year, February, I unpack ALL of 2016 and then some! I rushed into my new year with all this greatness and super charged hope and then it came to a screeching halt around February 10th 2017. Interestingly enough God will show you signs. I just did not think it would break me.
I have been feeling completely broken for a little over a month now. and I felt the rise of it around January 21st and then it fell and I felt shattered in my own world. Shattered and the world just kept moving on and I had to keep moving with it and move with whatever energy I had left within me. It was TOUGH, but God knows what you need and God will send people to come remind you of God's joy, peace, love, grace and mercy. When those people, that we love to call angels, so up and show out like they do, they keep you watered and grounded in good soil until we regain our strength.
My angel's timing was impeccable and now not only do I know that I am ready; the time is now!
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