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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Day reFresh

Matthew 11:28-30 (Amp)

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good–not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
Do you feel a need to have your soul eased and refreshed? That is what a Day reFresh retreat is like. We vary the scripture and the methods, but the focus is to come to the Lord whose yoke is wholesome and whose burden is light.
It was delightful today to spend time with others who invested in themselves today by coming away for time with the Lord.
the next two Day reFresh retreats:
March 19th
May 7th
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Friday, 24 January 2014

Day of reFresh

Next Wednesday, I am excited to co-lead a day reFresh retreat. 
It brings my heart delight to help others be free to listen to the Lord. 

I find myself wondering how many people who follow Christ would be comfortable spending a day with Him. 
Would you? 
Would you find it peaceful to intentionally spend a whole day with the Lord? 

  • listen to worship music
  • read your Bible
  • sit in quiet after asking the Lord if He wants to show you something
  • follow a guided meditation
  • walk or run without headphones and see what you hear
  • eat a meal being very conscious of how God provides nourishment for your body.

When I was on staff with Cru, we were given a day with the Lord each month. 
A day out of the noise and battle of ministry to recharge with Jesus. 

Now I get to help others learn how to listen to the Lord and have time with Him to refresh their souls. Oh how blessed am I? 
and how much more do I need those days to keep my eyes on Jesus 
who is the author and perfecter of my faith. 
...and the author and perfecter of your faith.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Pondering this quote today

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.  
I do not know the road ahead of me.... 
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following you does not mean that I am actually doing so.  
But I believe that the desire to please does in fact please you.  
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.  
And I know if I do this, you will lead me by the right road.  
Therefore, I will trust you always though I seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.  
I will not fear, for you are ever with me."    

--Thomas Merton

As I trust in the Lord to provide for the places in which He guides me.  I will not fear, or be overcome by anxiety.. He is pleased with my desires to trust and to please Him.

Monday, 6 January 2014

looking back...

Today I have had some time to go through some more boxes. I found old journals and writings.

I posted one on Facebook if you want to look at it.

I find that the beating of my heart is the same after almost 15 years.

"when all I can do is look up
when all I want to do is give up
when I can't see and end to my pain
I call on Your Holy Name."

"You pick me up when I fall
You hear my voice when I call
You are my life
You are my my all."

"On my knees or in my car
You are praised for who You are.
In a crowd or all alone
You are my joy, my peace, my home"

"My hands I raise to lift Your name
My lips I use to speak Your praise
because I want my soul to know that You are forever the same."