Hello Beautiful One,
And yes I mean you sweetheart. Yes you honey…. You who might be having a particularly tough season. Maybe you are the mom of a new baby and are still in your pj’s at 3 pm most days, or maybe a marriage is really struggling and the effects are that your self-esteem is shattered, or maybe you’re in a mundane phase of life where you just feel bored and frustrated, or maybe your stress levels are through the roof because of any number of things, (because isn’t there always some kind of stress in our lives). I just want you to stop for a minute today and be reminded that even though you don’t feel beautiful, you absolutely are. Yes you are. No if’s and’s or but’s you absolutely are. Period. And it’s got nothing to do with how you perceive yourself on the outside but everything to do with who you’re created to be on the inside. That’s right, you are that unique and ‘fearfully and wonderfully’ made woman that no one else can take the place of.
So Beautiful, now that we have that settled, I’m so excited because we are only 4 1/2 weeks away from our Devoted Conference. For those of you who have never been before you may ask what is Devoted? Well, Devoted is a gathering of women from every age, race and background. Women who believe they are here to make the world a better place! They don’t believe they are better than the beautiful girl beside them but rather placed beside her to link arms and cheer her on! From teens to our wonderful older sisters, all are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this incredible God- breathed few days.
I always begin to get super excited right about now because I know God has so much ahead for each and every one of us. Every year I am blown away by all that God does and honestly I really believe each year is a building block that gets added to the year before. What I know for sure is that when the daughters gather something really special takes place in our hearts and in our lives. And I sincerely don’t want any of you to miss out!
Starting today we are going to begin a 28 day devotional together! So for the next 4 weeks can I ask you to be praying? Praying for our speakers as they prepare messages, praying for great weather, and hearts to be open to receive all that God has for us! Each day we will have something specific for you to pray for and then our finale prayer will be on Sunday, Feb 28th after our 6pm service!
You won’t want to miss this!
So today I leave this scripture with you which really undergird everything Devoted!
Acts 2:42 NLT “All the believers DEVOTED themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing meals, and to prayer.”
So let’s kick-off our 28 days of prayer, praying with fully devoted hearts!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for the gift of Devoted conference. We believe this is a God-breathed heaven sent few days and we pray now for all the women who will be gathering. We pray for open hearts ready to worship and receive what you have for us. And precious Holy Spirit we long to be in your presence. As your daughters we are praying and preparing ourselves for all that you want to do.
We love you Lord Jesus.
Love you girls….you truly are so beautiful inside and out!