Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Breaking the chains

My, what a powerful weekend!!! I've been exhausted from the weekend. Between the 7 hour drive each way, nerves from speaking & other drama, I've been wiped out since Monday.

Yet today.... today I was reminded of one of the most profound moments at the retreat. One of the speakers talked about how we need to break free of the chains that Satan uses to bind us & then use those VERY chains to bind him. Powerful imagery, isn't it? With that, she took out chains - plastic ones. She connected them together, each woman grabbed a piece of chain & we prayed together. Powerful, powerful stuff! You could FEEL it. Then each of us was able to take a little bit of 'chain' home with us to remind us of this freeing statement.

Lives were changed this weekend... outwardly & inwardly.

That moment had Satan scrambling! Within a few hours of breaking the chains, he began his attack. By the time I got home on Sunday night, our group of 4 had been attacked 3 times. We needed to remember that Satan was scared. We had taken away his 'power'. Then God greeted us with a rainbow. His promise that He is with us.

Break those chains... it can be done.

Many blessings,


Grace Wheeler said...

For some reason, my comp wasn't letting me hear the video, but I watched it..I love that song! Always makes me want to dance!

Your retreat sounds similar to something we did at our church last year. It was called Cleasing Stream.

Anyways, it sounds awesome and thanks for sharing!

Also thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!!!

The Milk Maid said...

I need to be reminded of this today. My life has been upside down today. Thanks Allison! I enjoyed your testimony this weekend. So powerful! To God be the glory!