The Friday before Christmas I did something I have never done before but have intended to do for some time now.
For about the past 2-3 years I have intended to spend a day with God-just a day to be quite before Him. However, life always seemed to get in the way so I would always push the date out.
After some challenges from a couple of friends of mine, I finally did it. I went to my sister's cottage and spent the day with God. It was incredible!
I truly felt his presence and had some great conversations with Him. He gave me some clarity about some decisions I need to make and really gave me a peace about some things.
I have to admit this was a very difficult thing for me to do. Spending the day being quiet before God was not tough, but clearing my calendar for a day was brutal. But it was worth it!
I have made a commitment to do this regularly and have scheduled my next two spiritual retreats over the next six months. As my friends did to me, I challenge you to do this sometime this next month. You'll be glad you did!
"Be still, and know that I am God."