"Have you arrived distracted? Take a few moments now to center yourself, asking God for a new kind of strength-strength to relax. Be still, and know God is here. Sit at Jesus' feet this weekend. Just...be. Welcome Home."
We gave each other space to spend time alone
and then we also came together to laugh and play and find our "inner child" again:
|coloring time can be very therapeutic|
We embraced one another with words of encouragement, prayer, testimony and love.
She needed this masseuse to knead away the knots in her mind and body and soul...like I did:
|Ahhh! That feels SO good....|
Martha's personal spiritual well was drying up and she was becoming dehydrated. She needed to learn to take time to draw from the fountain
then in the scripture verses I prayed as I walked through the "Labyrinth" walk...
"Thou has made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in the Thee."(Amazing how God chose this particular random devotional for us to read that night, along with the morning devotional in my daily devotional guide that just happened to focus on the Psalm 46:10 verse for that day...coincidence? I don't think so)
For this peace and rest to last...it has to be centered in Christ. There can be no rest or peace unless I know Him. Do YOU know Him? Have you found that rest and peace in Christ? If not, I implore you to not wait for a spiritual retreat to seek His face. You can do it right now. Just...
"Be STILL and KNOW that I AM GOD...."...."I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge." Psalm 46:10-11