Friday, August 11, 2017
Will You Take a 3-Minute Retreat?
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
My fellow blogger and friend, Jean Wise, is always offering amazing resources to enhance our prayer life, and showing us unique ways of entering God's presence with calmness, awareness, and hearts filled with praise and thanksgiving. In one of her most recent posts at Healthy Spirituality, Jean recommends this site: 3-Minute Retreats.
I am immediately intrigued, yet at the same time, doubtful. How can I possibly explore a retreat with God in the brief space of three minutes and get anything out of it? On the surface, it doesn't seem either possible or probable.
Until I try it.
One visit to this site, and I'm hooked! I sign up to receive this daily inspiration and reflection in my inbox, right then and there.
And I've yet to regret the move God has me make.
I am more than well aware that our lives are busy, hectic, and bustling with expectations, activities and obligations. For many, time for oneself is an elusive, somewhere-over-the-rainbow scenario.
But what about time with God?
Isn't that worth a 3-minute investment?
Isn't it, when we come right down to it, worth a life-time investment?
The time we spend in communing with God comes back to us ten-fold. Yes, dear readers, it does!
Maybe, at this point in your Christian walk, you are feeling dejected, deprived, unworthy, or just plain tuckered out. You do for family selflessly, yet rarely receive thanks. You are the dependable one on the job, but the boss never acknowledges you. You volunteer for church positions, yet you feel you are only a spectator as your unique gifts and insights go unnoticed.
You. Need. Rest!!!
Take three minutes.
Just take them.
Tell God how much you love Him.
Thank Him for loving you.
Revel and rejoice in His Word.
Make the 3-Minute Retreats your reentry into an enriched life with our Father, who longs to spend time with you.
Even if it is only for three minutes.
Spend time with Him.
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