So last night was amazing!!! I felt the tangible presence of God from the moment the night started to the moment we all got up to leave.
God is so good. To be honest... I was a little heavy... not in a negative way but deep sense of responsibility. Cecile and I were chatting on Tuesday night finalizing the schedule and she said, "All we need to do is be open to facilitating the Holy Spirit to move." That word just lifted the heaviness and filled my spirit with an awe of God. Thank you Lord that you have set things up so that the message you have for these amazing women is so much greater than I can even begin or need to express!!!
Now that aside, :)
Lets get straight into the night!!!!!
There were so many things that Lisa talked about in the DVD that were sooo good!!! But here are a few that led to the questions and discussion time that came out at the end of the night.
We as women need to be FULLY AWAKE and enveloped in the presence of God. We are to rise up like a lioness (Numbers 23:19-23)
Just as God has given Lisa a vision that is greater than merely for her. God also gives us visions and dreams. He gives us those visions to enlarge us and release strategies. WE ALL HAVE A PART!!
As the bride of Christ we have been called to ARISE and AWAKE a lioness, ready to HUNT TOGETHER!!
Sometimes we have been given a dream or vision that we have forgotten or lay aside. But God can tear open that area in our lives that was previously sealed and do something amazing if we only allow!
We need to LOOK, HEAR, PRAY, ROAR, RISE UP, ROUSE OURSELVES, GATHER AUTHENTICALLY and RELATE!!!
"If ever there comes a time, when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known." - Matthew Arnold
We are riding on the back of the prayers of the women before us. Those women have set us up for the freedom and voice that we can have now!!! We have been given a great responsibility and much has been entrusted to us as the free women of this generation and society. With this revelation we now need to allow something to rise up within that we didn't even know was there.
We no longer need to strive (which causes injury) but we are to stretch and know that the breadth of our impact will ENRICH the lives of others.
We are the LIVING, BREATHING, SOLUTION!
Lets be the EXPRESSION of God on this earth!!!
Questions to think about!
1. Have you ever had a dream or vision from God?
(Dream: A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep. Vision: the faculty or state of being able to see, the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom, an experience of seeing someone or something in a supernatural dream or vision.)
2. Have you ever experienced the tangible presence of God? If so what was happening or what were you doing when this happened?
3. What are some visions and dreams of your own that you have laid aside that God is stirring in your spirit even now?
*Over the next week, be intentional to invite God into your dreams each night. Keep a journal next to you and record what happens.
If you feel led and would like to share some thoughts head to the Passionate Women Facebook Group and let us know what you are thinking, we would love to hear some of your answers to the questions!!! (http://www.facebook.com/groups/445035028880946/)