Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
20 days into my spiritual retreat and I am seeing that when I divert from my original plan--
- decreasing TV time
- increasing time spent reading (currently: Luke (NT) + other Christian books)
- listening to music (mostly from my favorite radio station or CDs)
- spending time in silence (just enjoying the sounds of God's creation)
- Biblical meditation
that the results are not what I really, really want for the rest of my life's journey. Additionally, I am (still) researching into the practice of Lectio Divina -- although this method sounds similar to Biblical meditation, I recently read that some Christians have concerns over the contemplative prayer part of this practice so I just want to make sure that it in no way disagrees with what we find written in Scriptures before engaging in it. I am also rethinking (and praying) about some of the books I originally selected to read during my retreat for this same reason and finally I am still prayerfully considering an organized retreat during this time.
Well, now it is time to bake my DH some carrot cake cookies (sorry, from a mix), make a bouquet for me and clean, clean, clean!
Be blessed, Aimee
Photo: coast range waterfall--it, obviously, needs more of our 'refreshing' PNW rain:)