I will be honest with you; we have not been attending church lately, and I can feel my relationship with God sliding, of course caused on my end. My lack of bible reading, my lack of devotional time and lack prayer time, had a lot to do with that. It was like I was acting like He was not even here. So, when I walked into this room full of Christian women I started to feel really convicted of my sin, and a hypocrite. The enemy was in my head saying "why even go, you haven't been doing what you are suppose to be doing, and now you are going to act like oh I am such a good little Christian sister". When I walked in, all I wanted to do was walk right out. But after sitting down and eating our dinner, praise and worship started and I could just feel the Lord putting His arms around me saying "I love you, and I am so glad you are here", and "do not worry about your iniquities, I have those and I know you repent, come daughter Rejoice in Me". What more can I say? I am still speechless.
How awesome is He to take me into His arms and hug me and offer His words of comfort. He is just that awesome!!! The whole retreat was based on us, as women, being a princess to our Father. I left there feeling like true royalty. I am so truly blessed to have been able to attend this wonderful God filled retreat and I cannot wait until next year!