10 thoughts on “Retreat Introduction Video

  1. How cool is that??? Thanks Chris for the clever, creative light show that you put together for thedailylily.org. Spectacular!!
    And it was a super intro to the retreat, DRESSING FOR HIS GLORY!

  2. Christopher, thanks so much for the glorious photos of the fireworks and flowers. It was an excellent introduction to our retreat! We even used the words…”everything is gona be ALRIGHT!” a few times during the retreat. (everything is gona be alright, when we have Jesus first!) The music was GREAT TOO!!

  3. Christopher, thank you so much for the awesome photos and videos. It started our retreat off with bang. What a great retreat. Thank you for using your talents that God has blessed you with to bless our retreat.

  4. Thank you Christopher for your innovative video that set the tone for your mother, Sara’s, innovative approach to teaching. What a work of excellence! I REALLY REALLY loved it and love watching it over and over.

  5. I love the fireworks in action combined with our retreat roses blasting us off with the Beatles. It sure worked to encourage us and we all worked hard and remained steady and faithful to our task.

    I feel so blessed to have my two sons, Chris and Jon with my husband Gary encouraging me and supporting me to be faithful to the gifts God has given me. I pray that I will support and encourage their gifts, callings, vocation and other interest in the same way they encourage me.

    I pray for all of the families that attended the daily lily ’09 retreat. May they receive a portion of the blessings that God poured out upon us. I pray that each of you will pour abundant wisdom, love and peace into each of their lives.

    Keep the fireworks in action!

  6. BANG!! ZOOM!! Another grand slam, dailylily.com!! Every year it gets better and better. Reminds me of the song about Jesus…
    “It gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by
    Oh what a love between my Savior and I
    I keep falling in love with Him over and over
    And over and over, again.”

  7. One part of the objective from “Lesson 3 Image:The Beauty of Jesus” was ‘To Imprint God’s Beauty in My Spirit by Seeing His Beauty’. I really can’t stop thinking about the incredible contribution of visual images that Chris and Jon Mar made towards this retreat in imprinting God’s Beauty upon my mind and heart. Visual learning is very imporatant for me and I’m sure for many others as it reinforces the extensive written and auditory techniques presented by Sara.
    We were encouraged in Lesson 3 The Glory of the Roses to meditate on God’s character in order to understand it by a quote from A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy Spirit, “We must practice the art of long and loving meditation upon the majesty of God. This will take some effort, for the concept of majesty has all but disappeared from the human race.”
    I believe Chris and Jon made it reappear with the excellence of their photographic works, from Chris’s video, Jonathan’s book of personal photography, ‘Trek the World’ which was a focal point on the Retreat coffee table, to their workbook photos.
    All combined to make this Retreat an inspiring, practical and intensive in- depth study of God’s Word complete.

  8. Thanks Debi for the reminder of quote by A.W. Tozer…he published those words almost 50 years ago. (1961) The next sentence he wrote after the quote (see above) was:

    “The focal point of man’s interest is now himself.” This being almost 50 years ago. What does it say to us that did not heed Tozers words on “the Majesty of God?

    Revelation 16:15 says, “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

    As Tozer says, “we must practice the art of long and loving meditation upon the majesty of God.” If not, looks like we practice long and loving upon ourselves….

  9. Yes, Sara, I think you answered your sobering question very accurately.
    This is why Biblical lessons learned at Retreat ’09 and the content of your book, “Dressing for His Glory’ is vitally important for this hour. You end the book with the lesson title’s really haunting question that echoes Tozer’s appeal:
    “What Time Do You Have?”.

    Beginning this Lesson 9 with a warning scripture: “Making the most of the time (buying up each opportunity) because the days are evil. Therefore DO NOT be vague and thoughless and foolish, but understanding and firmly GRASPING what the will of the Lord is. ” Ephesians 5:16-17 AMP

    And ending the soul searching lesson (Dorothy listed the objectives for us in her blog, ‘Retreat ’09’, July 25) with our verse to memorize: “Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.” Rev. 22:12 AMP

  10. Sara, your scripture above from Rev 16:15 goes right along with the scripture you referenced to open the Retreat from Romans 13:12. You instructed us from this scripture to ‘remove your dirty clothes by removing your dark deeds’. The scripture begins by telling us that ‘the night is far spent, the day is at hand.’
    My thought is that through ‘Dressing for His Glory” God provided for us a very anointed spiritual atmosphere, God’s ‘dressing room’. It had a ‘full length mirror’ where we could see our ‘deeds of darkness’ and have opportunity through the intensive Biblical teaching and study to remove them and understand how to keep them removed and as Sara taught us, ‘now dress yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ’.
    Our spiritual dress was accented with a lovely gift of an individualized, colorful and beautiful Daily Lily shoulder bag filled with our workbook, journal, pens, highlighter, post-its and other gifts to ‘take out’ into the world with us as we go to help us take this message out.
    Thanks again to Sara for providing us with such a glorious ‘dressing room’.

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