Be still before the Lord and wait patiently on him. Psalm 37:7
I love the time of relaxation and refreshment when we are away from home. The outdoors is especially conducive to daydreaming and refocusing. Being away from “civilization” allows one time to sit, think, read, and pray. I use it as a retreat experience—a concentrated time to think about the Lord and His benefits. At home sometimes it is difficult to be still before the Lord as we are told to be in Psalm 37; other thoughts crowd in--often anxious thoughts--about daily problems or work. But when I retreat, I give my mind over to Him, listening for His voice. Whether I refresh in the mountains’ majesty or the ocean’s glory, being still before the Lord is easier when I am away. He replenishes my spirit. The cares of this world slip away, and I can focus on God, the Creator.
Sometime today retreat, be still, and wait patiently on Him. Listen to what He has to say to you. Praise Him for His creation and your recreation experience will truly become re-creation.
Dear Heavenly Father, Today may I stop long enough to be still in Your Holy presence. Thank You for reminding us of our need to re-create through Your Spirit.
I love to walk with and write about our great God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Now in my senior years, I can say, looking back at the joys, difficulties, and challenges of life, "I know that my Redeemer lives," (Job 19:25 NIV). I am a retired teacher and author of many published articles, and contributor to two books--God Still Meets Needs (Littleton)and Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Wilburn,Butts). I am also author of In God's Creation: Devotions for the Outdoors and In God's Creation: Devotions for the Beach. Both books are available on Amazon and www.booknofurther.com.