Last weekend, Amy and I attended a retreat for adoptive and foster moms. It was an amazing experience! I can’t tell you what a joy it was to connect with other women who have similar passions in life and who share the same stories we share. We laughed together, cried together and were encouraged. These nuggets of truth I learned have been burned on my heart and I must share them with you! I hope that you will be encouraged also!
I am so encouraged to be reminded of Hebrews 12:2 – that Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our faith! It is not my job to save my children – or any of my family. It is my job to encourage them and to lead them, but I cannot save them…only HE can do that. Whew! Thank goodness!
John 10:10 tells us what the enemy is up to. He comes to steal, kill and destroy…but the good news…Jesus has come to give us LIFE – abundantly! So, dear sisters, be on watch for the thief of your light – he WILL come, but Jesus is victorious over him. Stand strong on that truth.
And I love this one. Clean hearts are better than clean houses. Let’s give each other permission to live with an eternal perspective here!
The theme of the retreat was “Shine”. It’s funny all the reminders I’ve seen this week…