Build your own personal retreat! A lot of you wanted to know how to set up your own retreat and so here ya go!
Supplies: 1) your Bible (duh), whether it’s electronic or hard copy, a Bible is an essential. 2) a notebook (or journaling Bible) to write thoughts and prayers and keep track of what’s up 3) pen or a pencil 4) bookmarks or any other journaling supplies that float your boat
Set up: literally block off a chunk of time. Seriously. Take off work. Treat it like a vacation. Take a couple days, or maybe even a whole week ... just don’t plan anything for that time. Make it about being with God, and that’s it.
Location: pick somewhere quiet... maybe you choose to go out of town, or maybe you choose to be in your room with your door closed. Whatever the location, make it so you can be with God. Pick somewhere that is special and safe from distraction.
As far as what to write... Start by picking a central theme. I usually choose something that’s been on my heart lately. In the pictures provided, my retreat was about appreciation. I spread the topic over three days, and divided it up by type of appreciation... I’ve included the photos of my notes in this post.
This is the fun part... write what’s on your heart. Connect scriptures, write verses, find songs that speak to you. I usually find a worship song that really moves me and I use that as inspiration. WRITE. WHAT. YOU. WANT.
Lastly... pray. Finish your journaling and your day with a prayer. Remember... it’s about spending time with God. You can’t spend time with someone and not talk to them. Have an honest discussion with God and pour out your heart to Him. You won’t regret it. I’m bad at praying and it’s literally one of my favorite parts.
Decorate and journal your notes to your heart’s content. There are no rules, except that you make it about God and you. Sometimes I sing, write poetry, or paint. However you choose to worship on your personal retreat, make it count. Weekends like this are precious.
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Miss making fun of your accent, the fact you like every sport team I can’t stand 🤣 Went from gaming online as teens, too growing up witnessing each other’s struggles. You watched my kids grow up through photos and their voices over a Xbox mic 🙌🏻🤷🏻♂️ You were a best friend I never personally met but spoke often to each other. .
We praised God over the phone when you was getting clean, but I never heard the cry in your voice through the phone. Till the day I seen the post that you had past away, I wish I could have heard that cry and helped you. Love ya big guy and I pray everyday that God seen your big heart and seen your pain. You stay with me everyday, and in a funny way hold me accountable by making sure I open this book everyday. You are apart of what my mission is, to be real just as you were and to help stop the devil in his path. To hear the cry in others voice even when they say “everything is fine”.... miss you brother, and hope to see you one day when I leave this fallen world we call earth but not home.
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