Later in the day I was pondering relationships that are also tied into leadership. It can be such an amazing adventure to lead with friends, and it can also be a complicated mess. My prayers are for godly wisdom in dealing with relationships, that I would be pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
To finish the day, about 20 ladies of Moxie met to pray. Throughout the day I had asked God for an agenda for the women's time together, but I felt in my spirit that he desired to lead the time. I showed up with only a couple of ideas for our prayer time. We started in... the women prayed. Brief words or phrases of God's attributes and gifts we were thankful for filled the room. Scripture was read. A time of confession of personal sin and areas we were afraid to let God have control over moved us into sincerity. It was deep, heavy, and authentic. The way my friends opened their mouths in obedience was beautiful. I believe speaking the dreaded things out loud is a step towards freedom. Many, many steps were taken last night. But our time didn't end focused on us. The over-all theme of the end of our time together was boldness in sharing Jesus with our friends. Again, the authenticity was moving. We want to share Jesus, we are often afraid, we want change, we believe he will draw our friends to himself. Thank you, Jesus, for meeting us last night.