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?
I was able to sit, unplugged, with no agenda and just be. Alone with my thoughts and with God. In fact, the only picture I snapped was this one from the lake.
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.