She was a woman who had been plagued with limitation. Everything around her was telling her she couldn’t. She shouldn’t. She wouldn’t. The voices of her neighbors speaking defeat and limitation were merciless but the one in her head, her own voice that one? It was the loudest of all, sometimes deafening and downright overwhelming. The issue she was having in her body had cost so much, all that she had. Relationships. Dreams. Finances. Freedom. She was empty. For twelve long years nothing but disappointment, frustration and bondage. Somewhere along the way she’d heard of this man called Jesus. They said He could do miracles. That people’s blind eyes were opened. That people who met Him were changed, lives turned around. Today they said He was coming to her town. Somewhere deep inside of her hope stirred. Dare she believe that this Jesus would do the same for her? Dare she believe that her life could be changed? Turned around? That every limitation could be removed if she dared to believe? Could she? Should she? Would she?
If you know the rest of this story found in Mark 5:24-34 then you also know that she courageously dared to believe. Dared to push past everything, every person, every voice that had up until then worked to limit her. With hope as her strength she pressed through the crowd and found a faith that said, “If I could just touch the hem of His garment.” Jesus responded to her faith, found her in the crowd and declared over her, “Daughter, you are whole because you dared to believe!” I am praying that today, right now as you read this, that hope begins to stir in you. That it strengthens you to dare to believe that you can be whole. That every limitation can be broken as you begin to walk in every blessing of heaven.
You have been beautifully, reverently and uniquely formed in the image of God. He has breathed His breath of life into you. He created you to be wholly YOU, for every treasure to be uncovered and for you to live completely free on purpose. We are gathering this year daring to believe that as we press through the crowd of our circumstances and limitations our faith will allow us to once again hear Jesus declare over us “Daughter, you are whole because you dared to believe!”
A little over a decade ago a fresh breath of heaven inspired us to expand and enlarge our women’s ministry. We began to see women of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life and with varied histories gather, united to worship the King of Kings. Together we have flourished in faith and friendship, broken barriers of tradition and cultural divides. We’ve seen God bless the work of our hearts and hands and now once again it’s time to enlarge the place of our dwelling, to move those tent pegs out a bit further creating room for our sisterhood to grow. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be adding more space so gather your circle of girlfriends and join us in Ohio, Virginia or Washington.
With heaven inspired purpose we gather to celebrate and encourage one another and be empowered by the presence of our Heavenly Father. My heart is full of anticipation and great expectation. Together, let’s Dare to Believe!
-All my love, Kathi Pitts, Host & Founder