Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Memory Verse # 8

Bre and I went to our women's retreat hosted by our church all the way in the Columbiana, AL. When is the last time you used an actual key to get in your room? We stayed on the lake and we were a little scared to say the least but we had a great time. It is always good to get away and get focused even if it was in the spooky woods.

The first night we wrote out prayer request or things that we were struggling with down on a piece of paper. Then we were given a verse. Most women were like "oh that verse just fits me! And that was perfect for me!" I said out loud, "yeah mine has nothing to do with what I wrote down!" This is what mine said:
Freedom is a Choice
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

Right after this picture (where we look like we had only slept 3 hours!) we entered into our quite time. And that verse that meant nothing to me at the time became what I needed. Those things on my list were not ready to be dealt with but being Free to be Me (and stop being who I think everyone else needs me to be )was something I believe God was trying to show me. Sometimes I am so caught up with praying for what I want Him to answer and what I want Him to show me that I am not listening to what HE wants me to pray for and what He wants me to learn.


Tricia said...

That is so good Marsha! Also check out Psalm 119:32... I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free! (not sure what version this is...)

Be free my friend!


Bre said...



If you're really from Rockport then you know where Copano is. It would be good to hear from you. Maybe we know each other sort of, although we are of different generations. I live in Rockport in the blessed Republic of Texas. Come and visit me on my blog!

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