Even as I completed time in the Word this morning I was learning more about how to translate my dream into reality. I see that when women and girls get together our focus must be on the larger ministry that God has given to all of us... to be ministers of reconciliation (II Cor. 5) and then the how of working that out as women in our homes and in our community. It seems to first ( as always) begin in our hearts as we are reconciled to God in our personal lives, then as we are reconciled in our families...Only then can we begin to reach out and be a catalyst for change in the world around us.
The greek words for mutual change and reconciliation are so close... and interestingly the greek word for "guest" means to loose burdens. When Jesus told Zaccheus that He must be a guest in his home it literally meant that Jesus would loose his burden at Zaccheus' home... and here's the exciting part: Both of them were changed! When Jesus shows up we are all changed! How thrilling!
And aren't we all aware of the fact that when we are reconciled to God and to one another our burden's are loosed! Woo Hoo! I know that is true for me. I look forward to delving into this amazing truth some more in the coming days!