Last month Liberty Christian Church ran an annual women’s event. I say event , because unlike a conference with teaching/preaching, and structured session times, this is more of a contemplative, meditational, soaking, intimate time with the Lord.
The auditorium was divided spectacularly into smaller ‘rooms’ and various other spaces were commandeered, and all were designed with their own theme.
One moved from room to room, spending time in God’s presence and being ministered to, at one’s own pace.
I spent the morning helping on the prophetic team where we wrote or could draw prophetic art for the woman seated in front of us.
A few days prior to this event, I wanted to spend some time in prayer, asking God for words for people. I was not expecting what He said. I hadn’t even ‘organised’ myself yet..
I was passing through my bedroom to get my bible when the Holy Spirit spoke ‘courage’ and simultaneously the gift of faith was released, just as if I was preparing a message . In that split second, I knew He had downloaded the word he wanted me to bring to each woman that would come to my table . It would be how He was going to minister to each of them.
Many times throughout scripture both in the old and new testaments, God is speaking about courage. He is speaking ‘Take Courage’. Be strong. Be confident. Do not be afraid.
I love how He speaks in Psalm 31 about letting your heart take courage. Giving yourself permission to be courageous.
And in Matthew 14:27….
Take Courage! I Am!
I love that . He is the Great I Am. He is God.
And I love how it is written of Jehoshaphat, regarding the Lord establishing the kingdom in his hand, that ‘his heart was cheered and his courage was high in the ways of the Lord’. 2 Chron 17:6
These are just a few of the scriptures that were brought to my mind for different women.
Maybe, one of these scriptures stands out to you. Or maybe courage is what you are needing right now.
Be strong and courageous, and do it. Fear not, be not dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you….. 1 Chron 28:20
Take the courage He is giving right now. Receive Jesus’ strength, Jesus’ courage, Jesus’ confidence.
Note.. All pictures on this post have come from Liberty’s Facebook page. Someone else’s camera worked far better than mine:)