“Come away to a quiet place…” Mark 6:33
As I write this, I am anticipating my time away with the Lord this weekend. My mind is already going there which is a dangerous thing because I need to “be” at work this week. There are so many things on my heart. I have a huge writing project I am working on. I have a decision to make about a ministry step—is it His time yet? I have “packed” so many things in my heart to take along.
So, I have continued this topic in case you are considering your own getaway. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some thoughts as you plan:
Choosing a place
Take into consideration your budget when you choose a location; not too far, but just far enough away. Some options include a day trip to a park, waterfront, or other quiet place nearby; a hotel, B&B or other overnight destination; a retreat or conference center which may offer inexpensive accommodation especially during an ongoing event.
Things to contemplate
Is there a prayer item that you have been struggling with?
Are you led to a Scripture and want to meditate on its application in your life?
Are you faced with a decision or need direction?
Is there an area where you need to let go?
Are you getting a glimpse into a ministry you need to pray through?
Are you facing concerns and you need His peace?
Are you restless, sensing a need for change?
Things to bring
A Bible, journal, pen, a teachable and expectant heart (camera or sketch pad optional)
Things to avoid
Cell phones, internet access, email, or any other distractions
As you plan a time alone with Him, I pray you will feel the stir in your heart with the knowledge that He is wooing you there. He has something to whisper in the depth of your soul and is preparing your heart to receive it.
I can hardly wait,