Sunday, January 29, 2012

Becoming a Woman of God

This past weekend, I went on the Highland Baptist Church Women's Retreat. I was so blessed to spend the weekend with these amazing women of God. During the weekend, we focused on relationships, with men, friends, and most importantly, God.

Many women today put their entire worth and well-being into their relationships, specifically into their current boyfriend. However, when these relationships falls apart or expectations are not met, the women are left feeling dejected and sorrowful. "If you're seeking to find intimacy with someone without first establishing an identity of your own, you will seek to complete yourself." I don't know about you, but I want to find my worth and identity in Christ ALONE. I want to learn to be confident in myself and God's love for me.

As well, it is important to remember that "the more we know about God's character, the more we trust Him." Jeremiah 17:7-8 says "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water,that sends out its roots by the stream,and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,and is not anxious in the year of drought,for it does not cease to bear fruit." As a woman of God, I will plant my roots firmly in Him!

Those are some of my rambling thoughts from retreat. I am praying that God uses this retreat to shape me more into the woman He desires me to be!

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree! I'm not sure if you are married or not (I don't think so?), but I have found being married that this continues to hold very true after marriage as well. If my focus is on Christ and I am finding my strength in Him, then my marriage is wonderful. If I am trying to make my husband meet my needs, it does nothing but create dissatisfaction and frustration. I think that women of God have enormous power.