Saturday, February 1, 2020

How To Take A Spiritual Retreat-Part Three

You have said, Seek My face,inquire for and require My presence as your vital need. My heart says to You, Your face,Your presence, Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require of necessity and on the authority of Your Word. Psalm 28:7 AMPC

For part one of this series click here.
For part two of this series click here.

I began this three part series by sharing about a recent personal spiritual retreat that I took during a time of spiritual depletion and inner weariness. In part one I shared some of the symptoms of spiritual depletion. In part two of this series, I shared some practical tips on why you may want to take a personal spiritual retreat, how to take one and what to do on a retreat such as this. Today, in the final post in this series I want to share about how to build times of personal spiritual retreat into your normal life.

When we were a young married couple my husband was still in college during the day, worked swing shift in the evenings and volunteered in our church on the weekends. We lived one town over from the town where everyone we knew lived and we had only one car. I was home alone with our first baby much of the time and began to resent my husband for my loneliness. I was under the mistaken impression that once I got married my husband would meet all of my needs and I would never be lonely again. Our pastor may have saved our marriage with one simple statement he made - "If another human being could meet all of your needs, then you wouldn't need God."  His comment spurred me to begin what would become a lifelong journey of getting to know God as my intimate friend.   (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, February 2nd, at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Much wisdom in this post, Elizabeth. We must be intentional in our time alone with God or it will surely fall by the wayside. Thankful to be reminded to switch things up now and then too, as many a good time with the Lord has been had in a school parking lot waiting for my children to come out :)

  2. We do truly need God to help us. He is the one who will make our lives whole.


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