Part 1:1 “Strengthen Your Heart to Believe” series. Welcome to the 1st Live Post.
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OKAY- Here we Go with the “Window into Bloom Project”:
1st Post: Here is what happened @ the not so average Meet & Greet of a new Bloom Group in the (Senoia, Georgia chapter) written from the fresh perspective of a lady in the group- Pen named NOVA-
This last week a group of 16 of us were able to connect together though life giving humor, and prayer, filling the air with joy and depth. We heard the heart of what we will be journeying through in the latest Bloom group (Senoia). We will be learning to align our hearts with what God says, rearranging aspects of our lives to begin standing on His words in faith, risking all to believe we are who God says we are. As we stilled ourselves before God and each other, we entered into a rhythm of breathing in the presence of God, breathing Him in and all else out. In our minds, with each breath in, we named our specific areas of need as we took Him in. Stillness, intimacy, comfort, truth, cleansing, mercy, grace etc. Next, we breathed all else out. We named in our minds the guilt, darkness, doubt, anxiety, anger, striving etc, as it left with our very breath. Through this alone, we would have left transformed, but we went on, laughing and crying, sharing stories, and as we did, I felt us being knit together. I felt life beginning to grow. Somewhere between breathing, and being, we started to become.
In hearing the beautiful vision of our upcoming journey together, I was flooded with images of the woman who had the issue of blood. The one who so bravely grabbed ahold of the hem of Jeshua’s garment, knowing if He was the promised one, there would be healing in His wings. I can only imagine the desperation and faith that would fasten her gaze on Him with such purpose, flinging her towards such a bold and venturesome act. So fervently and courageously she pushed through the crowds of shame, terror, circumstance. She let go of what she was by law and culture, pushing against what she was told she was destined for, determined to crawl forward with everything she had, to grab ahold of the promises she heard, trusting, pushing herself into the most vulnerable of places, in the face of all that was coming against her, believing that if He was who He was said to be, He was worth the risk. She put more faith in Him, in His ability, in His words, in His promises, than everything else she had known. She dared to enter into an unknown world of faith, grabbing ahold of the promise, of what she chose to believe Him to be, and by so doing, she became who she was. I am beginning to realize, as we step out onto His words, they are the one thing we can depend on. ”All other ground is sinking sand.” He is the only thing worth clinging to. I hope to have the same courage, steadfast on the hope of glory, and for each of us, together, to run to the feet of Jesus, and cling to Him.
“And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.” Luke 8:48
Looking forward to a grand adventure in Bloom’s “Strengthen your heart to BELIEVE” Group.
note: this series is a springboard from the wonderful book: “Strengthen Yourself in the Lord” By Bill Johnson