Exhale Weekend was a little taste of heaven - beyond our prayers and expectations. Two hundred women encountered God in beautiful, pivotal moments in worship and in the Word. His Presence was palpable as we gathered at the beautiful Willowbrook Farm in Franklin, TN September 29th and 30th.
God wants us to know who we are. Every day in some way the world around us tells us who we aren't. But God wants us to know Him and to know who we are in Him.
Our theme verse this year was Isaiah 58:9-12 - A Full Life In The Emptiest Of Places.
Ladies, God is calling us deeper, up and out - for this time and place. And, only by faith can we live out God's purposes and plans. According to Hebrews 11:1, "Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." We don't need bigger faith - we need to realize how big our God is. And we do that spending time in His word and prayer. No blog, Instagram, or Facebook post can replace God's Word and Presence.
As I said in the opening message of Exhale Weekend, the Exhale community is a safe place where we welcome you to come as you are - but our prayer is that you never leave as you came. Because there is always more with God - no matter where you are in your journey.
Not only was that my prayer for Exhale Weekend, it is my prayer for you each day and as you interact with the Exhale community.
God is calling us to go deeper with Him.. to come up higher. For some, He's asking to let go of some comforts, secrets, some stuff you love and crave for something you will find you will crave even more - His Presence and plans for your life. Surrender brings freedom and is worth everything it costs.
Do you find it hard sometimes to fully trust God and believe He has great plans for your life? If so, why?
Are you living the full life God intended for you? If so, what was a pivotal moment when you surrendered everything?
We really would love to hear from you. Your story matters and there is power in the testimony. To view Exhale Weekend 2017 go to our Facebook page and be sure to subscribe below to have weekly encouragement sent to your email as well as first updates on Exhale gatherings and news.