This past weekend I had the precious privilege of going on a ‘retreat’ with many of my sisters in Christ from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Most of the time when we are able to all get together, the focus is work, work, work! But this was a special weekend of nothing but rest, rest, rest… and a lot of pajamas, coffee, chocolate, fellowship and fun (and a few tears, which is to be expected in a group of emotional women, right?!)
Yet in the midst of all the calorie intake and laughter, we also invited Jesus to meet us there. Our Mama Lu as we all call her (Luann Prater) and our sweet Amy (Carroll), had planned some special quiet time activities for each day that would nourish our hearts and feed our spirits for the days ahead.
On Saturday morning, after many breakfast delicacies, we discovered that there were five different “stations” prepared, with each one focused on a specific quiet time activity. Soft music filled the silence as we all quietly wandered through the house from station to station, reading our Bibles, journaling our thoughts, and spending time in prayer, as the calmness of the Holy Spirit permeated the air.
As I allowed this name of God and the verses provided to seep into my heart, these were the first words that I scribbled into my journal: