"God does not want to overwhelm us with His power.
He wants to overwhelm us with His love."
"We have been wounded into believing terrible things about ourselves."
"Agreeing with a lie separates us from the Truth."
"We get our identity from our fathers.
We get our self-worth from our mothers."
For me the retreat revealed how I have let the enemy talk me into believing that I am a boring, uninteresting person who has nothing worth offering others. I was surprised how much pain was associated with this idea. I was also surprised to discover how much healing has already taken place in me over the past 10 years and how blessed I truly am to have the parents I have. So many of the women at this retreat had such deep pain associated with their parents...it really amplified the blessing my parents are. They certainly aren't perfect and they have hurt me but there is no lasting sting...because of how God has worked in their lives and how often they tell me they love me and how quick they are to say they're sorry.
"Loving Jesus is the natural response to knowing Him."
"Safety is not the absence of danger but the presence of Jesus."
I am so glad I went and I sincerely recommend this Captivating retreat to all the women reading this and I encourage the men to attend the Wild at Heart Boot Camp as well. It is spiritually cleansing...so worth it!
"The battle is fierce, the danger is real, and you are desperately needed."