Thursday, April 4, 2013

WEAVINGS: Woven Weekend...a month ago??

Where, oh where, has the time gone?

Woven Worship Leader Melissa Anderson
I'm looking at my calendar--and my blog--and I can't believe a month has passed since our wonderful Woven Weekend. And, yes, I am belated in posting about our magnificent Saturday of the event.

As we planned the event, I wondered how we could possibly follow Friday night's Praise & Prayer Service. But God had it all worked out. WOW!

Woven Weekend 2013
Everything about our weekend was as natural as breathing. Friday night beautifully opened our hearts to receive exactly what God wanted to do in us on Saturday. It was the breath of the Holy Spirit that broke down every wall and allowed our hearts to melt into the oneness of His love.


Cindy Stiverson, Founder of Woven
In the morning session, I spoke about "What Would Jesus Wear?" In the story of Lazaras being raised from the dead, Jesus told the people gathered there to help him remove the burial cloths.
We partnered together in asking God to unbind us, to remove our burial cloths, that layer of bondage and spirit of despair that God wants to replace with a garment of praise. Galatians 5:1 became our emancipation proclamation:
"Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you."
The testimonies after this activity were spontaneous and unforced, an unfolding of hearts. Some of our women announced that they had discovered their soul mates that morning. They partnered with someone they didn't know previously and discovered they were of one heart. Beautiful!

Some were mother-daughter teams. Imagine the freedom and healing God accomplished in these precious relationships.
The Holy Spirit's presence brought such peace and unity. It was ever so present in a simple activity of awarding one another with words of affirmation. There were long trains of women throughout the building, writing on each other's backs! It was a riot!


Our final project was putting together beautiful Baskets of Blessings. These Easter Baskets were delivered to the families of children who attend our church's after school program. Each family received a basket filled with items for their Easter meal, along with a spiral ham. They also received a basket filled with bunnies and candy and fun stuff for the children.

And praying. And praying...

We began in prayer. We partnered in prayer. We prayed as a group. We closed  by praying for the families who would receive our "Baskets of Blessings".
May our prayers be unceasing...

Christ has risen from the grave...
and He has removed our gravecloths! Hallelujah! The Lord God Almighty reigns!


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