The Rock

Retreat July ’06 “The Dance of Healing, the ultra healing spirit comes from within”, by Sara was a great spiritual experience. One of the teachings Sara instructed us through in the Dance of Healing workbook to do was to вЂ?come wondering and questioning’ God especially in areas that we do not see growth. Tops on my list was my struggle with effective communication with others and especially my family. I learned at the retreat the importance of words…how they either poison or give life. I surely want Life to be given to others and myself. As a horticulture teacher and consultant I seem to be able to convey this sort of information effectively but when it comes to interpersonal communication I see myself as a failure no matter how hard I try.

In my frustration I cried out to God for hope that failure could turn to victory. I believe in answer to my prayer that God heard and answered through Sara’s Teaching (Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you) this past Sunday. She also had taught on Saturday 7/29/06 on “Eternity”, about the eternal importance of our words and how we will give an account for every idle word we speak.

I felt God confronting me again with my failure both times. But, then as Sara began to talk about ‘The Rock, Jesus. She said (at least this is what I heard she said to вЂ?me’) that Jesus alone is the Rock we run to. And the power and the River of Life and the ability to overcome is in Him alone, the Rock. That I, Debi, am not the Rock. Though the Rock lives in me, I am not The Rock. For me this was a freeing revelation. Suddenly the pressure to get this communication right was off me and on Him. I could do as the song says “I go to the Rock of my salvation, I go to the Stone the builders rejected, I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me. When the earth all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the solid Rock I stand. When I need a shelter, when I need a Friend I go to The Rock…”

Suddenly the passage of scripture (Genesis 28:10-22) from Retreat �06 where Jacob put his head on The Rock had new meaning. The stone I received at the retreat symbolized an exchange and action. I am going to lay my �hard head’ on this Rock with a renewed hope that Jesus alone is the answer, The Rock, my fortress, my Deliverer, in Him will I trust.

Again, through Sara’s teachings, God confronted me with the problems I face each day and seek Him for.. but as Sara continued her teaching she provided the hope and solution as she always does through her anointed teachings. Thanks for the Light, Sara, and the anointed teachings you bring week after week to my hard head. I know it is getting better and I am working on this as I vacation in S Nags Head, NC with all my family and enjoying it.

Published by Debi

I live in Leesburg, Virginia where I teach high school students in the Agriculture Department. Additionaly, I am self-employed as a horticultural consultant and landscape designer. "Beefriend the Bees!" and "Neither Here Nor There" are children's books I wrote and illustrated available from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Deborah Chaves&x=12&y=25. Other interests include singing and playing my guitar (also have a CD for sale on Amazon called "Gardening Therapy"); walking my American Bulldog, Cloud and Olde English Bulldogge, Sky; staying active in my local church, and blogging on the www.thedailylily.com.

3 thoughts on “The Rock

  1. Debi, this makes me think of the scripture that Tammy reminded us at retreat and on her blog….(Matt. 11:28-30) “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of
    you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my
    yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart,
    and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the
    burden I give you is light.”

    Tammy said “How awesome” and I agree.

    1. I agree with you Sara. This is an awesome scripture. I think I’m going to write this verse down and keep it with me and read it when I need a pick-me-up. WOW!! What an awesome God we have.

  2. I too hold on to the scripture Tammys blog speaks of and when I read what you wrote Debi about Igo to the Rock….I was reminded of something Gary said sunday July 30th….He said talk to the ROCK…and that brings me right back to be still and know that I am God…..dj

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