Tuesday, October 9, 2007

CAPTIVATING!!!!!

OKAY I have something HUGE to share!!! Something SO COOL that God did!!!!! He is SO AWESOME!!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!! I love to hear these kind of things so I thought maybe you all do too?? This past weekend I went to Colorado for the "Captivating Conference" John and Stasi Eldredge (SO AMAZING!!! POWERFUL!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!) I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!! (I PRAY!) THANK GOODNESS!!! If any of you get a chance to go it is a MUST!!! Anyway...the morning of the first full day we kind of had the heavy talk about our wounds we have received etc...you know the kind of talk...the reasons why we believe the lies about ourselves that aren't true!?! Anyway after the talk Stasi said we were to have about a 45 min covenant silence time to go talk to Jesus to linger in His presence...to invite Him into those places where we were wounded...b/c that is the place where true transformation begins and the healing and beauty will come (I'm probably not explaining it right....) but hopefully you know what I mean...Anyway everyone was crying...we all went outside...to different spots to reflect, pray, sit at His feet...it was a GLORIOUS day....overlooking a valley with mountains surrounding you! God's presence was so huge! BEAUTIFUL! Then all of a sudden TWO not ONE but TWO RAINBOWS appeared! (NO RAIN IN SIGHT I MIGHT ADD!!!) Now is that LOVE or what! As Beth would say WHEWWWW!!!! I was on my face crying everyone's mouth dropped open! I cry to think about it! He was there telling all His BELOVED wounded daughters "I AM HERE!!!! MY PROMISES ARE REAL!!!!" "In this world you will have trouble....BUT TAKE HEART I HAVE OVERCOME the WORLD!!!!" Girls HE LOVES us so much! He is PASSIONATE about us! He wants us to be FREE! We are FREE!!!!! He wants to KISS us awake! His pursuit of you took Him to the Cross! He wants to give us strength and courage to move beyond our wounds! He wants us to know that we are His BELOVED...we are HIS CHOSEN, REDEEMED, SOUGHT AFTER, HOLY, DEAR, PRECIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, DELIGHTED IN, DARLING DAUGHTERS!!! HIS RADIANT BRIDE!
Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank You Jesus!



(I took this picture with my camera phone about 30min or so after the rainbows first appeared...the 2nd one had already gone...by the way this one disappeared right after the 45 min silent time...how cool is that! I love you Lord! )

13 comments:

BethAnne said...

Emmy,
I came to your blog through another one (I am not sure which). I was crying reading about your rainbows. God is so good and I thank you so much for reminding me of that today!
Beth in TN

Fran said...

Oh Emmy...
I want to cry!! God is so AMAZING and AWESOME! He can be so real to us sometimes and that is priceless.

I'm so glad I came over to your blog today. I'm actually going to send your post to someone that I hope/knows will be blessed by this sweet reminder of our Jesus.

Blessings~
Fran TN

Jackie said...

OH that is so awesome...I LOVE that book "Captivating" Stasi. Fran sent me here and I am indeed blessed by reading this story. Our God is good, all the time, no matter the circumstances. How awesome with the rainbows...He speaks to our hearts, doesn't He!

He Knows My Name said...

what a beautiful time. my heart pounded with every word of your story. He IS there and He is not silent!!!


~janel

Jennie B said...

I was there!! Loved every second of it. I later told Jesus thank you for that and He said to me "I knew you would like that". Sweet lover, He is.

Anastasia said...

Hi Emmy,

I went onto the LPM blog today and was so moved by the picture of the children o the beach. I never do this, but I wanted to see who you were. I am so blessed.

I enjoy the Eldrege writings too and they have rocked my world! I read Waking the Dead a few years ago and it still feeds me. I think Wild at Heart saved my marriage.

I live in Colorado and know how those rainbows can appear and I never get used to it, and the shooting stars out here. God is really speaking to us through all of these things.

It is a God thing that I got to your blog this morning, a shooting star and multiple rainbows through His children.

In the Beloved, Anastasia

Mr. and Mrs. D said...

Hi! Thanks for the encouraging post. I have read several of John Eldredge's book and really felt God speaking to me through them. I have read Captivating and can only imagine how awesome the conference was! Praise God that you were able to go!

My church is also offering a Bible study class over Epic. It just started but I am already hearing from God.

God bless you and your beautiful family!

Mrs. D

Mr. and Mrs. D said...

Hi Emmy! I am so glad to know that my post blessed you! It also blesses me because I know that God in His infinite wisdom had me go through my pain of moving so that I could write about it so that you could read it. Whew! I get tired just thinking about it!

Praise God for His goodness to the both of us!

His,
Mrs. D

jennyhope said...

just checking in to say hey!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Emmy,

I'm here via Jennyhope. This just touched my heart! So like our God to show off for you. I have read and done the Captivating study. God used it in a might way in my life. Sounds like you all had quite an encounter!!

Blessings
steph.

Ladybug said...

I was at the retreat and saw the rainbows, too! I was in awe and couldn't stop crying!

Blessings to you, my captivating sister!

StaceyStace said...

I confess...I did the same thing Anastasia did! From the LPM site, I thought your picture looked so sweet of your family on the beach.

God's best to you,
Stacey

annette said...

like a few sisters ahead of me in the comments, i found you through the LPM blog (great pic of your children!) my heart leaped when i read that you were at the captivating event - i went last March and can say, like you, it changed my life! we had snow, not rainbows but enjoyed the amazing presence and communion w/ the Lord that i prayed your captivating event would have, too! God loves us so much... amazing how much we allow the enemy's lies to pale that truth! thanks for the picture and story, you've encouraged my heart!