I Was Hungry to Be Alone with God Click To Tweet I needed to be blessed with rest.
I sometimes feel selfish wanting to get away alone with God. Well, guess what…that is just what the enemy would love me to think. So when I argue with myself about it, I remember that Jesus needed it.
If Jesus needed time alone with God, I need it exponentially more!! And, then when I am blessed with rest, I wonder why I put it off so long!!
Well, I did it. And, I am so glad I made the time.
My husband, John and I went together for one night. We had morning coffee on the beach, rode bikes, went to lunch, and enjoyed a fire in the fire pit. Then, he left for home and I stayed a couple extra days.
I started out feeling anxious and a little guilty that John was going home. But I knew I needed to have this time. As I surrendered my feelings, I began to settle in and expect God’s presence in a powerful way.
I am blessed with rest this week
Simple meals. Being alone. Taking walks. Sitting with my Bible. Listening. And asking God to do a work in me.
And God showed up! How cool is that. Well, He was there all the time, I just slowed down long enough to enjoy Him. It took me three days to settle in but once I did, rest happened.
Some precious things from my time away:
The verse that began running through my head as I left home : Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” [I am still pondering this]
God brought two Christian women across my path while sitting by the ocean. We talked, prayed, shared our testimonies and enjoyed sisterhood in Christ. (Hi, Lynn and Jodie)
Genesis 24:40 spoke to me as I prepare for upcoming speaking events: “The Lord, before Whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful.”
The words, “Don’t hurry. Wait for my blessing.”
What a wonderful time away….My cup is full.
Do you need to be blessed with rest? Schedule time with Him – He is longing for you to come…
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