Nothing can separate us from the love of God – Romans 8:38-38
As I walked into the room, my daughter looked up from the chair. She had just finished nursing her son and he was sound asleep. They both looked so contented.
God has used that picture of nourishment and love to remind me of how He wants to love me and encircle me with His love. The bond of mother and child provides love, nurture, safety, security, protection, warmth, and a feeling of well-being. If I think about God’s love encircling me, I can bury myself in His love and feel how much He loves and cares for me. When I am focused on Him, my emotions settle down and circumstances are less important.
He reminds me that “Daughter, I know your name.” With that kind of grounding, I can move forward to what He has called me to do. My calling is to facilitate a monologue with a woman so she can hear her own heart and discover the creative masterpiece that God has placed within her. It is such a privilege to come along side women as they get to know themselves, know God’s love and connect with other women through retreats, group coaching and spiritual direction.
Come to Me
How do we get to know our own souls? First by coming to Him. Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest. A time of retreat gives you a chance to retreat and rest, like a baby on it’s mothers chest. You can take time to find contentment in His arms. It takes getting alone to hear Him.
As you take the time to come and listen and be still, you then can wonder. Wonder is that chance to be in awe of the Eternal God who made you. You are wonderfully made. You are His creative Masterpiece. He knows you inside and out. Solitude is a chance to hear and feel the majesty of His love for you. You have that chance to gaze into His eyes and see the love He has for you. Gazing includes time in the Scriptures or time in creation as you hear what He speaks to your heart.
Finally, you begin to discover the amazing love He has for you and what the possibilities could be of living fully in His love. What does it look like to live in His Love? How can you live day to day in His love?
Sacred Self Discovery
What wholeness could He restore for you during time of solitude and stillness? What is your heart’s desire? Take time for yourself this month by joining me on the retreat, Sacred Self Discovery A Woman’s Day Retreat to feel His love and delight for you. You will be so glad you did. There is still time now to sign up!