Ever been so busy coming and going that you didn't even have a chance to eat? I have to say that this has been the norm for me the last two weeks. But I am also excited to tell you that this weekend, I am going away with God (and 58 sweet women) to a quiet place and get some much needed rest. I am excited about the opportunity for rest. For the relief from all things social media (sorry!) and cell phone. But more than anything, I want to be with my Jesus. I long to be in His Presence. Though I walk with Him each day, I am desiring time set aside to just enjoy Him and to listen to Him.
I know this is not easy for everyone. Some people have responsibilities that make it nearly impossible to get away. Others have never retreated with God and don't know if they will like it or not.
I just want to encourage you to spend twenty minutes with Him this weekend. That's about as long as a sitcom. Twenty minutes to read a few scriptures - start in John if you have never read them. If you have read John, then start reading Isaiah 40. After you read the Scriptures, just sit and listen. Pray. But mostly listen. I can assure you He has something to say to you. (If you get distracted, write down your random thoughts, so you can refocus.) I am hoping that after you spend twenty minutes with Him, you'll want to spend more.
And I'll be praying for you. I'd appreciate your prayers as well.
REtreat REfuge REst REstoration REdemption REnewal of the Mind REbirth REfreshment of the Soul REvival of the Heart REpentance REturning REady REly on Him
What is your favorite place to get away with God? What helps you focus when you spend time with Him? Share your comments. I'd love to read them.
Unwrapping the sweet gift of His presence,