OUR 'JOYFUL' RETREAT REPORT !!
What an amazing time we had on our 1st Jesus Joy Retreat on April 28-30th!!
It started off with a burst of startled and frightened laughter, when we arrived at what we thought was the location and started putting in door codes, ringing doorbells, and peeking in windows trying to get into a house that we thought was the right address. After minutes of total frustration and borderline anger, we contacted the owner of the vacation home and reported our inability to gain access to the house. He told us the code for the keypad was correct and was genuinely baffled! He then asked us "What is the house # you're at?? Whoops!!! WRONG house!
We sped away from that driveway praying that the police weren't on their way!! The younger ones were laughing their heads off while the older ones were in shock and disbelief!
Imagine the headlines...
"Criminal elements pretending to be a Women's Church Retreat group breaks into the unsuspecting senior family home!! lololl
Wow! I can really laugh now!
Now that's real JOY when you realize you miss spending the night in jail....but God ....gave us something to laugh and have joy about and that was just the beginning!!
Make sure you're knocking at the right door.. the one God has prepared and assigned for you with the blessings on the other side! Check-in with the Holy Spirit, because He knows the plans and the will of God for our lives.
12 We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.…
1 Corinthians 2:11-12
Jesus Christ has great things in store for us but we must first, "Trust and obey ...get the right address, walk through the right door and get the blessings on the other side!!
Stay tuned for more..............joyful encounters!!