This past weekend I was able to spend time away at a ladies retreat. It was wonderful! It was time to step away from the craziness of life that has been swirling around and to just be still.
I am so glad God led me to go on that retreat. It was sort of a last minute decision, but I know His hand was in it.
I learned so much from my time away…Do you take time to get away and be still before the Lord?
The rest are in my mind, between me, myself, and the Lord 😉 We don’t always have to document it all…
I was able to spend sweet fellowship with sisters. Many I hadn’t been with for a while and this was a gift. We picked up where we left off, as if time hadn’t passed, and as if it had been forever, all at the same time…
I listened to stories that I would never have normally been able to hear…stories of hardship and God’s miracles. Testimonies of things our great God can do in others’ lives.
I cried through worship time, because when you are in a room with hundreds of ladies voices lifted, it is like a tiny glimpse of heaven. Never ceases to bring me to tears.
When I came home, I was beyond exhausted. I can’t really explain why I was so exhausted except that maybe my body and soul had a chance to finally be still…and they needed it so.
I also took two days to get my computer turned back on…and once there, I wanted to turn it off! I enjoyed being with my old “un-technological” self, without the distractions of today.
I encourage you if you can get away with a group or alone…to grab the opportunity. It is a blessing and necessity. Be with yourself. Before the Lord. Be with other sisters. In fellowship. Get rid of the daily distractions, and just simply be.
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