Hello My Virtuous Sisters. I am late writing the blog this weekend because I took an opportunity to gift myself with solitude for 24 hours. I turned off the ringer to my cell phone and refused to start up my computer devices and if you knew me personally, you would know what a challenge that was since I am the queen of technology. The time was well spent meditating on God’s word and listening to spirit-chosen sermons that spoke directly to my soul. You can say I took a self-care sabbatical.
I love these moments. It was not planned nor intended. It was strictly orchestrated by the Lord. He knew exactly what I needed, and He knows exactly what you need as well.
I am about to embark upon a Bible study on my book, “The End of Forever” with a group of godly sisters who periodically review biblical books. This is very intimidating. I was already listening to the enemy’s lies of inadequacy. Although I signed up for this endeavor months ago, the time is here, and the nervous energy was usurping my peace. The Lord knew He needed to take some time to strengthen me and give me the heart of courage to share the timely messages of hope in an area where the church is mostly silent. The level of vulnerability necessary to speak where the church is silent is a daunting task.
However, I am choosing to walk in the quiet confidence of the Holy Spirit’s power to encourage, educate and empower divorced and separated women to find restoration and healing in Christ, realizing their intrinsic value to His Kingdom. The message is also timely for women in toxic or otherwise destructive relationships. God loves you, my sisters. He is not silent. But think about taking a Self-Care Sabbatical also. There are times when we must drown out other voices to hear God’s voice more clearly.
Pray for the bible study and for my courage to speak as the Lord put words in my mouth as He did for Ezekiel, Moses, Apostles Peter, and Paul. I am no prophet nor apostle but my God is not a respecter of persons.
Excerpts taken from “The End of Forever” – a book written by Phyllis McColister to encourage, educate and empower divorced and separated women to find restoration and healing in Christ, realizing their intrinsic value to His Kingdom. Coming Soon!!!!
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