Good Monday morning, friends! I trust that you had a wonderful weekend, and now you’re ready to start a new week — ripe with opportunities to grow, to love, to teach, and to serve. Some of us will actively seek to do these things while others do them with seemingly very little effort. It’s just who they are and how they operate.
All that time and effort you spend actively doing God’s will can be exhausting. It’s rewarding, but some days you just feel spent. That is when you should unplug for a spell. Disconnect from the world, and spend some time alone. Allow yourself some quiet time to reconnect with God. You don’t need an agenda; choose to do nothing but listen to your surroundings and your body — the rhythm of your beating heart, the sound of your breath as you exhale, and the sounds of nature just beyond the walls of your quiet space.
Take this time to pray in the words our Father gave us and really reflect on the meaning of that prayer. Add your own petitions, dreams, and special intentions. Remain in that space as long as you like — knowing that you’re not alone. Invite the Spirit to add substance to your prayers.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. ~Romans 8:26
Enjoy this quiet time with God. Make a habit of scheduling these retreats with him, and you’ll soon see the clutter in your mind disappear. Replacing the clutter are snippets of His vision along with a route for getting there. It’s ok if it’s not a direct route. Enjoy the journey as you meander about. God knows the way; all you have to do is follow him. May blessings abound! <3
Before you leave today, take a moment to enjoy my Music Monday selection by Cece Winans entitled “Never Have to Be Alone.”