LIFE INTERRUPTED Retreat 2012: Day 1

Note to self: Remember to bring hair serum next time.

Hair – Moisturizer =

Session 1:

God is looking to approve us to carry out His gospel to the nations. And He doesn’t require someone who is persuasive in speech because non-believers cannot accept the word from the Spirit because it is as foolishness to him since he doesn’t have the Spirit of God that brings revelation and wisdom. He does however require us to learn to be bold and fearless when we choose to reach out to others. Since we are His, we belong to Him and are in chains for His namesake. We may be persecuted in order to proclaim His glory,  but then again we were never and never should be in this mission to gain glory, praise, honour or recognition from men.

Reference:

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

1 Corinthians 2:9-14

Philippians 1:12-30

1 Thessalonians 2:6

Off to the beach for session 2! Hope no one screams in horror at my Merida hair 😦

Session 2

Overslept Decided not to go to the beach.

Anyway, ’tis what I learned from session 2:

Opportunities come and go but there are those you MUST take hold of at certain times because once it is gone, you can be sure you will have missed out. Waiting for the right time,  the right place or the right environment is of no use because if a farmer waited for the perfect weather, he will never sow a single seed, and thus never reap a single harvest.

I asked Him, “After 2 years,  am I finally doing the right thing?” He replied, “Why are you taking so long to take possession of the inheritance I have already given you?! How long more will you slack, put off and neglect pursuing it? You are dilatory to a criminal extent.”

Enjoy your youth! It lasts as long as smoke. Follow the impulses of your heart, if something looks good to you, pursue it! But remember, not everything goes, you will one day have to give an account for every last bit of it.

References:

Joshua 18:1-10

Ecclesiastes 11 (Message)

Also I had a dream that a friend whom I have, shall we say, been on less than friendly terms for about 2  years with came up to me to mend broken bridges. Am really hoping it’s not just some random dream but a prophecy that our relationship will be restored.

Wokay. Going to prepare for session 3.

Session 3:

My flesh and spirit are at war. The flesh will want things the Spirit will vehemently disapprove of, yet when things don’t go my way, you remind me I am set apart for Your work.

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.”

I am grieved to the point of quitting, but at this point I will not ask this cup to pass me by. I just ask for the strength to pinch my nose and  down it in one gulp.

For You know the plans You have for me. To prosper me and give me a hope. I will come and pray to You and You will answer me. That if I obey, follow and seek You with all my heart, I will find You. And in You there will be fullness of joy. Though right now I am grieving for what I lost, in a moment You can turn my mourning into dancing. Though the sorrow may last for a night, Your joy comes in the morning. I shall look forward to that.

References:

1 Peter 2:9-10

Jeremiah 29:11-14

Sigh. So drained physically and emotionally. I need sleep.

Thinking of: The temptation to jump into the pool, mending broken bridges and trusting You through the pain.

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