Spring Growth

The highlights of my week at a glance…

Last week began with a great day at Biltmore.  We enjoyed seeing the gardens beginning to pop out in bloom!!

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The week ended by getting to attend my first Prayer Advance in Roanoke,Virginia.  It’s not a retreat – it’s an advance – advance in spiritual growth, in prayer, in study of the Word.  It was exhausting, not just because we were on the go, but because we were doing spiritual battle on our knees!  I attended with these ladies…

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My husband drove us there in our church van.  What a servant he is!  He carted us all over the place; willingly took his days to just serve us.  Here he is giving a testimony of what the Men’s Prayer Advance has meant in his life…

Carol Trahan was one of the speakers.  She’s become a special friend of mine.  I love her heart for the Lord and His Word.  She is full of Scripture!  What a conviction that is to my own heart!  Her sessions were so powerful and life-changing!

I’m excited to say that she’s speaking at our church’ ladies’ retreat this coming September 9, 10th!  Mark it on your calendar and join us!!!

I got to join these dear friends in prayer as we sought the Lord’s cleansing and freedom from the bondage of bitterness.  What a blessing to be free!!!

We had some fun times at this little place – Elderberry’s.  It was a sandwich and Smoothie shop.  When we had breaks for meals, our conversations always turned to what God was doing in our hearts in the sessions.  Wow!  What a blessing!!!

I believe there were close to 500 ladies at this event!!  What sweet times of worship we shared together.

There were many times to stop and pray together for special needs.

Not only was there spring growth at Biltmore – we had spring growth in our spiritual lives!  God is so good to allow us times like this.  My heart needed it!  God answered prayer in so many ways – while on the way, while there, and as we got home.  We continue to seek His face as we “pray Big!”  There’s nothing too hard for our God!

Are you afraid to pray about those “big requests?”  We have a big God!  Trust Him for the God-sized tasks.  Ask a friend to pray with you and keep praying until He answers.  Could I encourage you to try the CPR that we used as we prayed?

C – Confess – Ask God to reveal any sin in your life.  Be still before Him and let His Spirit point out hidden places where you are guilty before Him.

P – Praise -Praise Him for who He is!  Praise His attributes.  Thank Him for His blessings.

R – Request – Now bring Him your requests with a thankful heart for what He alone can do!

Has anyone else attended a Prayer Advance?  How did it change you?

With love,

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