“I can do it in my own strength,” I said to myself this
morning, “but if I do it in God’s strength, it will be awesome.” The facts are, we can do a lot...but there's a lot we can't do too.
What can I do? I can
plan a dynamic (overpacked) schedule for the marriage seminar we’re doing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this week for our
church (Between 20-40 couples). I can
think of creative games and lessons for the Beautiful Me retreat mid-March. I can develop a great interactive family game
and meaningful afternoon activities for our group retreat beginning of March.
What I can’t do? I can’t make couples love each other more
than they ever have, desiring to listen and care for each other in new
ways. I can’t make mothers and
daughters become friends of each other and God, sharing deeply about the things that bring them joy
and pain as the Spirit ministers wholeness. I can’t bring a whole group of people from different cultures
together in unity, as every member knows their worth and value to their team and to God. That has GOT TO BE GOD!
Please pray that God will do miracles, shining brightly in
our weakness. Both Zach and I feel
overwhelmed by how much we have to do in March.
We desire God’s peace and a renewed faith that God can do the
impossible. I want all of these
experiences for the participants to be AWESOME, making God’s name GREAT in
their hearts. We want to burst into
April “declaring the praises of him who brought us out of darkness into his