“to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those wo are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,a nd the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” isaiah 61: 1-3
i’m leaving this afternoon for talladega, alabama. this semester i have led a LIFE small group and at the end of every semester we attend a LIFE retreat. i think this is about my 4th time being involved with the retreats. my role will be different at this one and i have to admit i’m a bit nervous. in the past i have been an intercessor. basically what the intercessors do is just that, intercede in prayer for the participants. i love being an intercessor. i love being part of an army that is fighting for the peoples freedom. this time around i will be an anointer. i have the amazing blessing of praying one on one with the participants. i just pray for the holy spirit to just use me as His vessel. may my own words not come out of my mouth. i love this retreat. it really is one of the most powerful experiences that i have been through. and it continues to be just that everytime i am involved with it. i love witnessing people being set free from junk that has had them in bondage for so long. things like rejection, anger, pride, abuse, fear……..sometimes i can literally see people become lighter b/c they have for so long carried around all this mess and then to watch it fall off of them, its difficult to put into words. the thing that was such a revelation for me when i was a participant was that i didn’t have to walk around with thise “chains” around me. that i can really be set free from it all. i just always thought, “well, its something that i’ve been through and i just have to live with it.” what a lie that is straight from the pits of hell. i hate the devil!
well, thats what i’m doing this weekend. if you think about us, be in prayer that the Lord will show up like never before and that it will be a weekend of FREEDOM.