I received a letter from a friend recently and I just wanted to share it with you because I think it speaks volumes to all of us:
Have you ever been running on empty and didn't know it? I don't mean driving your car on empty. I am referencing your physical body and spirit. Are your running on empty today?Do you feel tired, weary, and far from God? Do you miss His voice? Do you miss His presence and glory in your life? Do you feel like you don't have anything to give others? If you are like me, you like to stay busy and don't feel like you are accomplishing anything when you are sitting idle, and at times can even feel guilty for taking times of rest. During Jesus's life on earth, He regularly withdrew from the multitudes/people and set aside time to be alone with His Father. We too need this time alone with God and He is teaching me that it is crucial to my condition, my physical health, and my ministry. If your answer was yes to any of the above questions, I want to encourage you to find a day, or morning, or afternoon, or evening, to just BE alone with Him....sit in His presence, talk to Him, worship Him, praise Him, soak in His love, and medidate on His word and listen to what He is saying to and about you. I'm not talking about your daily devo time. This is a special "date" that you make with Jesus. If possible, do it in an unfamiliar or different setting/place than you have your devo times.
If you need to be refreshed, recharged, refueled or just desire to fall back in love with your "first love", then perhaps a retreat with Jesus is all you need.
I think this is a wonderful way to express what it means to get back in touch with God.
I love you,