We all know it would help. More alone time with God. But what would we actually do if we set aside some time.
We have questions we would like to ask and emotions we need to vent.
And there are perspective shift choices we need to understand.
But the bottom line desire we all hope for is that God has something personal to say to us. Then come the nagging questions. How would we know if it was Him not us? What if He doesn’t really have anything He wants to say? What if He doesn’t say anything at all?
It’s a good news/bad news situation.
The Good News is that God is available for us anytime we choose. You could even say He is waiting for us. He is powerful and wants to be involved personally in our lives.
The Bad News is that He gave us free will. He will never impose Himself on us. You could even say He is waiting for us.
And yet we continue life as usual. Driving around and around in the rut that keeps us where we are, doing what we are doing, safe, but not settled or secure.
It’s usually not a clear choice to spiral down and away from an active relationship with God, but rather it happens little by little, insidiously stealing our zest for life, our peace, our joy and the personal adventure He wants to walk through with us.
Taking some time away intentionally can make all the difference.
In the Soul Care Personal Retreat, Eric and I walk through 7 ways to interact with God that build upon each other. The first session is a beautiful and inspiring video of the poem “Keeper of the Stream) from the book Soul Keeper by John Ortberg.
Here’s a sneak peak at the others:
- Soul Puking (getting the gunk out)
- Freedom Prayers (removing the lies from our life perspective)
- Letter from God (leaning into God’s view of us personally and our situations)
- Life Sources (considering your unique soul fillers)
- Letter to God (committing new connection)
- Takeaways (a debrief of the retreat)
These insightful and powerful sessions are done in video format so you can do them in multiple ways including:
A personal day alone with God ~ A staff retreat ~ With a small group, leadership team or just as a couple
You can do them all in one sitting, spread them out over a retreat, or do one or two sessions a week.
The possibilities are calling.
God desires connection. Your soul is longing.
What’s it going to take? What’s it worth?