Updated: Sep 30, 2019
After an extremely busy ministry season, I found myself needing a day of silence and solitude.
Oh, how sweet it was to awake one morning to a lean schedule, allowing me the opportunity to focus on what my soul longed for: no words, no noise ,no expectations. There was an emptiness in my gut I could not deny. The temptation to fill my day haunted me at first, but as I let go, I could feel God's longing to communicate His heart of love to me. Peace, clarity, confidence.
I yearned that day for His tender touch. And I was not disappointed.
"It is rarely the crises of life that keep us from God. In fact these usually drive us to dependency on Him. Our struggle is with the daily busyness that consumes our life in bite-size pieces. If we stop and evaluate, we will see we are starving for sustenance of another kind. When we begin to feel the emptiness in our gut, we must determine to practice the discipline of solitude." (The Soul at Rest, Tricia McCary Rhodes)
Isaiah 55:1-3..."Everyone who thirsts , Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat...Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Hear and your soul shall live."