I would love to come and speak at your church’s next women’s retreat or event. Please contact me via email or through the blog’s Facebook Page to make arrangements.
My sessions focus on the words from Ephesians 4 and focus on each woman’s unique gifting in Christ as well as the transforming power of the gospel:
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as you used to do, assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
I believe and have experienced that following Jesus is a constant unraveling of my old self and takes effort to be transformed and walk in the new life we have access to as women in Christ through the Holy Spirit.
I believe new life in Christ transforms every aspect of a person’s life. Parenting, marriage, grief, anxiety, relationships, identity and community. All of these things are transformed in the gospel. But personal transformation requires the hard work of heart work to put off the old self and put on the new.Transformation is a constant unraveling and renewal and it is only by waiting on the Lord, through His deep mercy and abundant grace that we can truly unravel those old patterns and walk in the newness of life offered in Christ.
Then the lion said — but I don’t know if it spoke — ‘You will have to let me undress you.’ I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it.
The very first tear he made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I’ve ever felt. The only thing that made me able to bear it was just the pleasure of feeling the stuff peel off.
C.S Lewis, Voyage of the Dawn Treader