There is an old hymn that says, “Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” There is much wisdom in the words of this hymn, for not only is it a great practice to name your blessings, it is a way of acknowledging God for what He has done.
In the Old Testament, God asked Abraham to look up to the stars. He promised Abraham that he would have as many descendants as there were stars. This appeared to be impossible since Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were old and didn’t have any children. Although Abraham did not live to see all his descendants, God fulfilled that promise in generations to come. Max Lucado says, “We forget that impossible is one of God’s favorite words.”
God truly has more blessings for us than we can count. Psalm 40:5 says, “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.” A great exercise to discover God’s blessings is not only to name the blessings verbally but to write them down. I challenge you to take ten to fifteen minutes a day and write down as many blessings as you can. You will be amazed at how quickly they will multiply. And what is even more significant, everything around you begins to take on a new perspective.
WOW, Women of Worth Christian Retreat, began as the hearts of four inspired women, Yvette Emard, Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs, and Linda Olson came together to share their dreams. It became clear that this was God-inspired and He continued to confirm His hand upon it. One of the confirmations came as the Painted Turtle graciously opened up their doors to this event. It is the perfect environment of serenity and healing.
Each of the featured speakers, Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs and Linda Olson have climbed a rugged terrain over many years and found the peace, serenity and love that only God can bring. Their stories will inspire, uplift, and empower you to rise to a new level.
WOW, Women of Worth Christian Retreat is presented by The Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley. The inaugural WOW Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00a.m.- 4p.m. at The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, CA. It will be a day of teaching, healing, serenity and praise with featured speakers Terilee Harrison, Nancy Burroughs and Linda Olson.
Tickets are only $29.00 and include an experience of serenity, healing, lunch, teaching materials and a goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the Painted Turtle.