When I ___ things are broken!
Just yesterday I had the opportunity to attend The Mirror Experience, a women's conference put on by Flaw'Less N' Christ Ministries! Although this is the 9th year it has happened this is my first year actually being able to attend the event and I’m so happy I did!
The focus is on building the woman of God back up so that when she looks into the mirror (in the natural or in the spirit) she is able to see the woman God has called her to be. This is accomplished by giving the tools to heal and mend the broken pieces through the Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit!
I had a blessed time in the spirit with the other attendees praising God, allowing chains to be broken, and coming back to the realization that it is time to LIVE.
Murcedes Outlaw, the founder of the experience, Psalmist Sherri Allen, and Evangelist Leah Fortson blessed my spirit on this day. If you were not there this year, I
strongly encourage you to be apart of it next time around. I'm still full and in awe from the experience, in amazement of how God can work through his children the way he did on this day! Those women are blessed! (Learn more about Murcedes here)
You can see some of the pictures from the event at the bottom of this post!
I was also blessed with an opportunity to minister through dance at this event. Let me tell you it was a long few weeks leading up to it. Initially I agreed to help another young woman (Maureen) out with choreography and had no intentions on dancing with her. She and Murcedes kept telling me I was going to dance and I was adamant and a little annoyed because that was not in my plans. Not because I didn't want to because dance gives me life, but because I just didn't want to step out of bounds in this season. And maybe even out of fear, not sure. After weeks of fighting I finally realized that it was supposed to happen and we worked hard in the natural and spirit to make it happen with the time we had left.
The last few days, even as I wrote about not being anxious for anything [read that post now], I was fighting panic attacks almost everyday! They would creep up and when I realized I couldn't breathe lol I'd immediately shut them down. (That’s when prayer and allowing those hidden scriptures in your heart to come out helps tons) Anyone who has ever had issues with anxiety knows how exhausting it could be having to fight it every 5 mins.
I believe my anxiety came from wanting to humble myself so that I was not seen and only God would shine, wanting us to be overly prepared, not wanting to fail and for our ministry to represent the sacrifices we were both making so that someone else could be blessed. I think a lot of it came from the devil understanding what would happen if I was able to slip on that uniform and do what I haven't done in almost a year...dance unto The Lord my God! =]
As we ministered on yesterday I could feel the presence of The Lord and all my anxiety melted away along with many of the things I have been fighting for the last week, month, years of my life! As I danced things were broken. I believe this did not only happen for me and Maureen but for somebody in that audience that witnessed!
It just made me think of how I could have missed out on this. Not to be selfish, but I feel I was set up by Murcedes and Maureen (really by God) so that He could finalize a work in me, confirm for me, and break some unnecessary junk OFF of me. *insert praise break here*
Today I want to ask anyone who reads this what have you been passionately avoiding? What has God been leading you to do (whether you desire to or not) that you have been saying no to? It just might be the very thing that can break things in not only your life but all those who are connected to you!
Today I was reminded that when I dance things are broken! What about you?! What ministry do you have that has the potential to break the chains in your life and in others lives? Remember ministry is not always preaching on street corners or in a pulpit. Nor is it always dancing at conferences and in front of the altar at your church. It could be sharing your testimony with a coworker who is going through. It could be meeting with that group of youth every month in your home to encourage them. It could be cooking for your family and even for those in need that you don't know. It could be tutoring. It's whatever God has given you!
So what is it?! What is that thing? You fill in the blank!
When I things are broken!
And after you fill it in, get to it! God needs you to serve his people! He needs you!!! The mighty God, the all knowing, ever present God needs you to fulfill your calling, your purpose! No matter how big or how small you think it is, know it's not too late! It’s time!
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