For God did not give us a spirit of timidity
(of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear),
but (He has given us a spirit) of power and of love
and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
(2 Timothy 1:7 AMP)
I am moving away from the normal agenda in order to share my experience on the Surrender Healing Retreat I attended last weekend. I’ll be sure to share more health tips next week!
Whoa, WOW, whew, re-donk-culous is all I can say about The Surrender Healing Retreat this past weekend hosted by Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries (DCOM)!!!
For me, this was one of, if not the best experiences of the movement of God I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. I can’t even begin to explain how thick the anointing of God was. From the first moment I walked into the conference room, I sensed that this was going to be something all together different from the norm. And boy was I right!
From the first stroke of the cord on the keyboard you could since the stirring of the Holy Spirit. And when the worshippers ministered in song you knew then that this was going to be something you hadn’t expected.
It was like the cloud and weight of His glory was descending on our room and He was simply saying “Welcome to your new beginning.” Even as I write, the tears are trickling down my cheeks. God is simply Amazing!!!
Lady Malinda Chisholm, Joy Briscoe, Karen Ward, Dr. Celeste Owens, Pastor Deborah Evans, Nichole Thomas, and Tyra Lane-Kingsland allowed God to move and speak freely through them. It was simply awe-inspiring to watch. They spoke with authority and unashamed love for our God. They weren’t afraid to veer from what they thought would be important to say in order to fulfill God’s wishes by speaking what the Holy Spirit was giving them to say. And as they spoke what the Spirit had given them to speak, you could feel each level of God’s presence elevating to higher heights and deeper depths, even in our Christian Yoga sessions!
Tears flowed down the faces of women all weekend long as we realized that even though we were in a room full of women, we were yet experiencing a one-on-one with God. He spoke to each of us individually and we were healed, freed, and delivered. These awesome women of God exemplified Jeremiah 33:1:
Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and
mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not
know (do not distinguish, and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).
You knew each speaker had spent time with God to be able to speak with such an anointing that couldn’t be denied. Eyes were opened and ears were attentive to what was being said. And because of the anointing they were able to simplify everything through the word of God. After each session, the women lingered in the conference room unwilling to leave God’s presence.
And the Pit/Prayer Walk experience no words!!!
As in the book of Acts, we were on one accord, and in one place. For that reason the Spirit was able to flow freely. Ironically, many of us were meeting each other for the first time, and yet we seemed like old friends.
When it was time to leave, most of us, if not all wished for one more day. The presence of God can have that kind of effect on you. As I rode home, anytime I thought about or talked about what had just taken place, I started to cry. The peace of God is truly a mystery.
What more can I say. I feel like I should say more to really hit home this momentous experience, but I can’t seem to form the right words to express the way that I feel. I’m just simply amazed and overwhelmed.
Till We Meet Again My Friends and Women in Christ. May God Continue to bless you all!!!
Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
Executive Administrative Assistant for Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries