31Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.”Mark 6:31
Today is an invitation to consider taking time away as a part of intentional living. This week as I hiked through the mountains of Sedona, I’ve thought about what it means to live intentionally. I’ve considered what it means for me. I’ve considered what it means for you. I’ve asked what areas a person might want to be more intentional.
Relationships – especially family – require intentional focus. Husbands and wives, fathers and sons/daughters, mothers and daughters/sons, siblings – all require attention in order to prosper.
Vocation – what will I do in this life that makes the best use of my gifts, skills and talents? Is what I am doing right now the best use of those? How could what I do be more focused?
Ministry – what does it mean to minister in this broken world? What do I have to offer?
Losses – how do I grieve the loss I have experienced in a healthy way? It might not be the death of a loved one – maybe it is the loss of a dream, a job, health, a relationship. I know to grieve if someone dies, but what do I do when I lose something else that is dear to me? How do I intentionally use the experience as a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block?
This and more is why Dave and I remodeled The Cabin. We want to provide a place for weary travelers to find refuge, shelter and a place to gather the fragments, allowing the Lord to create beauty from every part of life. It might be that you need extended time with a child or your spouse; you might be contemplating a major life change or you just need a place of quiet for a few hours or overnight. Whatever the need, find a place to retreat. Take time for yourself to be refreshed and renewed. Plan it into your routine. Be intentional. Do it on purpose.
Explore. Pray. Retreat.
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