Trust and Obey

Are you in the middle of what feels like a “cloudy” season and you don’t have the clarity you’re desiring?

If you’re feeling uncertain because you can’t see the whole picture, like you are stumbling around in a fog. If you only have a few pieces of the vision or calling that God has given to you. If you only know where you are right now, but you don’t know where you’re going. I want to let you know that that is GOOD.

When the Israelites came out of captivity in Egypt, God led them with His presence, which appeared as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. He led them in a way that seemed random, never staying or leaving at times that were predictable. But he provided for them daily wherever they went. The secret?

He was building their TRUST in Him.

I’d like to suggest that if you CAN see everything in front of you clearly, if you feel like you have your stuff “down pat”, like you don’t need God’s leading in your life or business, that you actually aren’t in the middle of the presence of God. But if you feel like you’re in the middle of a cloud, if you CAN’T see the whole picture, and if you feel like you’re wandering in the wilderness, but you know that God is leading you to the place He is calling you to – then you’re right in the center of His presence. Release your demand for clarity in your life and business. Move when God says to move and stay where His presence stays.

He is about leading you on the journey, not accelerating you to the destination apart from His presence.

I share all of this today because I’m right in the middle of learning this in the thing that God is currently leading me in. Business and leadership coach, Shi Chen, and I have created the Deeply Connected Program for christian women who are daily trying to make a Kingdom impact with their lives and businesses. But we know that it’s hard. I’ve been a small business owner for over ten years, and what’s been much more important than learning all the right photography techniques and business practices has been learning to follow the leading of the Living God. Shi and I structured the program to be three monthly workshops spanning September through November of this year, but we are staying close to God’s heart for the people we are meant to serve and we are feeling led in the direction of changing the structure to a two night retreat. All the same content and the same purpose that God laid on our hearts, but in a more intimate environment DIS-connected from the stresses and pressures of your ordinary life so that you truly can CONNECT deeper with God, your strengths, and a trusted sisterhood.

If this is stirring your heart and you like the direction we are feeling led in, please let us know!

We haven’t made any changes to the structure on the website quite yet, but we would love to have your feedback. Please email me at jenna@jennashriverphotography.com if you’re loving this idea!

Some retreat details:

When: the last weekend of October

Where: Northern Virginia – a peaceful and secluded estate just minutes from town and only 25 minutes from Dulles airport.

Price Point: Individual tickets under $800 with additional savings if group tickets are purchased together. Group tickets are great for business partners or business besties who desire to support each other through a faith and business transforming experience. Payment plans will be available.

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