This Spring Steve and I attended a Redemption Group with a group of people from Trailhead Church. Haven't heard of them? They are "an intense small group that digs deep into difficult and seldom-discussed areas of life, such as abuse, addiction, and trials of all sorts". If you don't know anything about Redemption Groups check out the website here: www.redemptiongroups.com. We had a long, but rewarding weekend. Something really cool happened that I thought I might share.
Groups are divided into men's and women's and Steve and I had much different experiences. We both were excited to hear what the Lord wanted to show us through our interactions with the other participants. Being an introvert it was a very long few days, with lots of people time. I often strugglee to hear God in groups. One evening near the end of the weekend my leader gave me the chance to sit quietly and be alone. In that moment God very clearly spoke to me. He sent me to Isaiah 30:15! I rejoiced in my few moments of quiet time alone with His Word. Then went off to see Steve before dinner. He had just sat while his group prayed over him. One man in particular prayed a verse over Steve. You'll never guess - Isaiah 30:15!! How glorious of God to give us the same verse almost exactly at the same time and yet call out something different in that verse to each of us. Isn't God glorious?
So I leave you with Isaiah 30:15
For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
But you were unwilling,