We're excited today to share with you our awesome panel that will be speaking at our Thrive Moms Spring 2017 Retreat 'Becoming.'
Today we'll take some time to introduce you to our speaker sessions and dive a little bit more into what they each will be sharing about.
Let's get started.
Answering the question no man can answer. Join us as Sheri shares her heart with us about understanding more of God's heart and our identity in Him.
The world's way is to minimize our weaknesses. But the Bible is full of underdog stories. God uses a different selection process than the world does, and your story is not an accident. The question is: Are you willing to let get over yourself and let Him use you how He wants to? Even if it means letting your weakness show so His power is amplified? When we lay our pride down and walk in obedience, we get a front row seat to watch God work in ways only He can.
When we think about BECOMING who we are meant to be in Christ, we often think about our growth. I never knew a time where I grew more, than immediately following a painful hardship. God allows us to experience pain so that we can help others who are amidst it. My husband and I dealt with excruciating emptiness while we 'tried for baby'. After a series of tragedies, we lifted our hands in the air and followed The Lord's signs and He led us straight to Adoption. We TRUSTED that God would fulfill our hearts' desires after aching in pain for so long. The Bible is very clear that Jesus doesn't "waste a hurt" in 2 Corinthians 1:4, 6. He will bring us out of pain, but He wants us to share our stories to help others in the same rough patch we were in. I hope to bring you some clarity if you're on the fence about whether or not you should share your journey. You never know who you can help and inspire. I never imagined I would be an "inspiring mom", by the grace of God I can now share my motherhood journey with the world.
God created each of us to be fully used for His glory. It is in those tiny and big, broken and beautiful pieces that He creates and equips each of us in our individual calling. If we are listening, God speaks to us in creative ways. The other day, His voice met me through my love of baking and the importance of luxury chocolate.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those who are angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free.
What do we know about God? What does His character have to do with us and our everyday? When everything around us and inside us is constantly changing, never sure, what can we hold tight to without fear that it will slip away? There is a Truth that is always true, on our best days and our worst. Whatever our circumstances, there is a hope that will not disappoint.
We can't wait for you to join us during Retreat! If you'd like to host a watch party please visit our website here. As a reminder our Spring Retreat is May 6, 2017 11-2pm CST.