Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time To Rest and Relax
I am so excited! For the longest time I have been wanting and needing some time away from the craziness of my life. Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends, but sometimes we just need a break to regenerate ourselves. So this weekend I am finally getting that. I will be going to a ladies retreat in upper Michigan in the back woods and far away from anything big and busy!
The theme for the weekend is Women of Passion. I can so relate to that. Anyone who knows me even just a little knows I can be a very passionate person. My husband often remarks about how far one way or the other I am on subjects. Seldom is there a middle of the road for me.
I have to say though the things I am the most passionate about are the things that really matter, spiritual things! Sharing my faith and my love for my Lord is something I really have no problem doing and will take every opportunity to do so. One woman asked me recently if I had any fear at all. Well yes, to be completely honest, but not when it comes to sharing God with others or defending what is right or standing against what is contrary to God's Word. With those things I have no fear! Spiders and weak floors are another whole matter. We're working on those.
In our Ladies Sunday School class we are studying the many great women from the Bible. It has been amazing to learn so many minute things that happened in their lives that made them who they were and helped them do what they did for God. I would have to say that most of them were Women of Passion. I am encouraged by them and what they did. Despite the fact that all of them were broken vessels who often made mistakes, God still did some amazing things in their lives and used them in fantastic ways. It is my desire to be used by God in that way. I've made my fair share of mistakes, and then some, but I know he is working in me and through me.
So this weekend is something I think I will really enjoy. It's just going to be me and a dear friend going to the retreat, so I know we will have lots of great conversation and fellowship. I'm really looking forward to what the Lord plans on teaching me over the next few days. And to continue being completely honest, the antique shopping along the way to the retreat will be a lot of fun too!!
See you when I get back!