Most of us need reminding of God’s faithfulness. God can rebuild the ashes of our losses. But He needs our permission. He can restore, renew and regenerate our lives. I came across Isaiah 61:3 at a time when I didn’t think I had anything to offer God in ministry. Isaiah 61:3says, “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes the oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”
I am a delivered drug addict, a stage four cancer survivor and a former widow.I looked the verses over and was struck by the truth that God can remake our ashes into beauty if…we are willing. I needed to be obedient and surrender to God. It was up to God remake my losses, bitterness and mistakes into something beautiful. I had to make a decision. I made the choice: to let go of my pain and brokenness, to trust Him with the results.
God takes broken hearts, broken spirits and makes them whole. He takes the broken pieces of our lives and puts them back together again. We must take steps toward renewing our minds, and this is what transforms us into the image of Christ. That’s why our team has put together a one day seminar to help you on your journey.
Unstuck — Moving Forward in Freedom
Do you long to be unstuck from fear, worry, anger or addiction? Or do you have disturbing thoughts, a deep sense of worthlessness or feel like you are stuck in a rut? Or maybe you are in a sad place you don’t want to be and you are looking for a way out? The good news is — Jesus is the way out, join us for this amazing day of freedom. We will be sharing tools and resources to show you how you can be free in Christ. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
One day seminar at Canyon Hills in the Fireside Room
7001 Auburn Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Registration will begin at 8:30 am, Seminar begins at 9 am.
Lunch from 12-1 pm (catered)
Seminar ends at 3 pm.
Cost (includes lunch and materials) $10.00
No Childcare Provided
He takes our mess and changes it into His message. It’s remarkable, exciting and something only God can do. God has a plan for the ashes of our losses. With our cooperation, He will take the ashes of our losses, uses them as fertilizer to make us more spiritually healthy than ever! He wants us to draw close to Him, become more and more spiritually healthy. He wants us to give him glory. God has a plan for the ashes of your losses. He will restore, rebuild regenerate your life. He wants you to be rooted, grounded deep in his word.
Through facing and accepting the truth found in God’s word, the individuals’ hurts, habits and hang ups more than likely will experience transformation into hope and possibly promote mental, emotional, spiritual and physical healing. Though you might feel like your pain will never end, God has a plan for it when you choose his way and his time to be healed. He will restore, rebuild and regenerate our life. God wants to restore our broken relationships, transform us more into the image of Christ, he wants to bring us closer to the wholeness God has for us. Why? It’s all about Him.
Isaiah 61:4They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
Let’s pray, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for taking our ashes and changing them into something beautiful. We choose to cooperate with you, Lord, as we let go of our losses so you can rearrange them into something that gives you glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”