𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐔𝐏. That was the message I preached at a women’s retreat this weekend. It was for them & it was for me.
The week of Patton’s first birthday, my health wasn’t great, he had a terrible fall, my ministry was getting me down, and I found out I needed my thyroid removed. It was a hard week.
We’re all going to fall sometimes…and not just physically like Patty did. I’m talking about when relationships fall. When your bank account falls. When your fuse to deal with other people falls. When your moral compass falls. When your health falls….What do you do? When you’re so exhausted, you’re so tired and you feel like you can’t get back up...what do you do?
You 𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐔𝐏.
Because if you’re a Jesus follower, you have the Holy Spirit of God ALIVE in YOU!
We have an entire world watching more that ever - searching for belonging and community and a purpose bigger than themselves. The world needs to see what our faith says is true. If we say we believe we have the same Holy Spirit alive in us that raised Jesus from the dead, let’s live like we believe it! This fight isn’t about you. We are all going to fall. It’s about what we do when we do fall….and how we get back up. There is an entire generation out there watching us. You and your life may be the only bible they ever read. 𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐔𝐏.
Do you want to know what helps me have this strength to get back up? Because I’ve seen people go before me!
See, Jesus was put in a grave after hanging on a cross for OUR sins….but guess what? Three days later He got back up. And Esther put her life on the line before the king and guess what he tells her? Get back up. And Paul- he was stoned, imprisoned, shipwrecked, you name it and guess what - because the sameholy spirit that rose Jesus from the dead lived in him, he got back up and drug himself back into the city to preach the gospel.
Go before others and get back up. Let them say if she can do it then I can do it. And let it be to His glory- by the blood of the lamb and the world of testimony- 𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐔𝐏.