ACTS– Adoration, community, theology, and service.
This weekend was incredible and I wanted to recap it for you all! So let’s get started.
Colossians 3:11- Where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and is in all
~On Thursday following my shift at work, I made the drive down to leave for a weekend full of God and Jesus; I left for a retreat known as ACTS. I left my phone behind and cleansed of all social media.
This weekend was incredible for so so many reasons. I was able to connect with such genuine, kind-hearted souls and felt very welcomed. Upon going into this retreat, I had no idea what to expect: but it definitely exceeded what I thought it would. Realizing that every person life has a story and has struggled yet are here today can give us all that hope we need. It certainly shows me that God can help us overcome any battle we face in life!
Some pics with my frands! (new and old) 😀
My roommate, best friend, and the girl with the biggest heart and most gorgeous smile Jen and my thoughtful, caring, kind-hearted, loving and accepting best friend Jimmy. I am so blessed for them both!!
My relationship with God was up and down all throughout high school and until the second semester of my freshmen year of college. I was angry at him- and I realized this weekend I carried a lot of hate in my heart. Hate for me getting an eating disorder, for having depression and anxiety, for letting bad things happen to friends and family, for allowing me to harm myself for many years. I turned away from God throughout these years because I thought I was fine alone. But boy, boy was I wrong! I turned back to God this second semester of college and I won’t ever be turning back. Having God to lean back on in times of hardships and being able to praise him in times of greatness is an amazing feeling. Being able to have faith in a greater power helps to release that sense of control we all have deep within us. Trusting that God has a plan, trying to serve God and the world in the best way possible and to provide endless amounts of love to everyone I know, and realizing that “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13) puts my heart and soul at ease. I am so blessed I was able to go this weekend and meet such amazing, Jesus loving, caring people and I am so thankful I was given this opportunity!
Now tell me:
What did you do this weekend?
Have you ever been on a church retreat?
As always, thank you guys for reading and all the love and support you give me!! <3 <3 Have a wonderful Tuesday 🙂
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