The 2018 Spring Tour has made it’s last stop. Now, we rest and get ready for the 2018 Fall tour. What a ride it has been meeting so many amazing people, hearing the stories of God’s faithfulness, being able to walk alongside those who are struggling and drawing close to God in the midst of it all.
James 4:8 is this years ASPIRE Women’s Event theme verse. It says “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” What a comfort that is. Susie Larson, one of our event speakers, shared a bit about this verse from stage and had us look at the verse the precedes James 4:8. In James 4:7 it says “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
What a beautiful tension we see in those two verses. Drawing near to God also calls us to resist the ways of the world, submitting oneself to God. In that submission to the Father, and our resistance to the the devil, satan flees, He has to. In our submission, we can then fully and freely draw close to our Lord and Savior. As we come, having resisted the devil, we are drawn ever closer because He comes closer to us. What a Win!
Aspire, this spring, has hundreds of stories of God coming near to the broken-hearted, comforting the lonely, lifting up the weak, rejoicing in our joys and meeting us in our sorrow. Of all the stories and prayers we have had the honor of lifting, hundreds of unspoken stories are yet to be heard.
Thank you to all that have allowed us into your lives. We are grateful for you and look forward to the many moments we have to share life with you in the days, months and years to come.
Love ya in the Lord, Mia Koehne