Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shelly Says ~ "I Walked the Walk..." Emmaus, that is!

My apologies for not writing sooner, sweet reader, but I have been on a retreat that has changed my life and ushered me further along my "ministry path."

The Walk to Emmaus is a 3-day retreat intended for spiritual renewal.

Retreatants personally experience Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the retreat. Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

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My experience, on the walk, opened my eyes to the fact that there is still something deep down that is imprisoning me and keeping me shackled to my old self. While I thought I was primed and ready for the next step in my spiritual walk, the main thing I realized is that there is still one area of my life that I need to die to in order to live for Christ.

While I cannot put my finger on exactly what is holding me back, I have no doubt that God will show me my faults.

My prayer is Psalm 139 (paraphrased in my own words): Search me, O God! Know my anxious thoughts. Reveal any sin in my heart... any wrongdoing... any old way of thinking that keeps me from You. Lead me in the way everlasting!

Will you pray for me? I want to break free from the chains of my old self, completely, and walk along the path that God has prepared for me in advance!

*** By the way, I "just so happened" ; ) to discover a book on my walk. Breaking Free by Beth Moore.

I am getting the feeling that I am supposed to share my Breaking Free journey with others.

So, while I am not sure exactly how this will play out, I intend to research the how-tos of conducting a bible study over the Internet with the help of my blog! Basically, it will be a book club and we can meet online to discuss our personal journeys and provide support for each other along the way.

Stay tuned! I plan to begin the study on April 19th!!!

If you are interested in Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender, please pick up a copy of the book... not the bible study... but the book!

I plan to begin the journey April 19th. Will you walk with me?