July 7, 2013

Retreating and Fasting

I have been talking a lot with some very trusted friends about the need to get closer to God.  I’m at a place that feels like a crossroads of sorts.  I am in a place where I feel the need to know God’s will for my life more than ever.  My amazing ladies’ group supports me wholeheartedly and gave me some tips on how to go about doing this.  One special lady gave me some suggestions on how to go about this journey of understanding.  I have been thinking about and researching women’s retreats and conferences and have a few dates in mind for the very near future.    

I went to Lifeway bookstore a few days ago

and picked up every book I could think of about women and God’s will, etc. etc.  Needless to say, I had to put all the workbooks and DVDs back, and ended up with two books I’m very excited to start reading.   I’ve also been on the Proverbs 31 Woman site and found so many devotionals about rest and the will of God that I’ve been reading and taking notes until the wee hours of the morning.  Oh, did I mention I’m exhausted.  Mentally and spiritually this of course can manifest itself physically.  Just trying to figure it all out, it’s like I’m training for that 5k that’s on the horizon.  This is much tougher than pushing my body to run 3 miles on my Couch to 5k training program.  This is really a run for my life….a training or time well spent that will have a lifetime benefit.

Well, back to my amazing purchases…thank you Lysa Terkeurst for writing this New York Bestseller, “Unglued”.  It’s about making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.  And thank you again for “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God”.  I’m ready to get all into these pages and find out some things I never knew, or knew but needed to be reminded of. 

I have such amazing people around me who are just beyond supportive.  God can’t talk to me and I can’t hear him if there is clutter, and although I’m not fond of “housekeeping” I had to do a little bit of that and do some self evaluation.  The peace that comes from knowing that it’s all for God’s glory and it will all work out for the best; it’s all worth it in the end. 

I will keep you updated because this is going to be an interesting journey, I’m nervous but excited at the same time. 

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