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Topic: Retreat (as in quiet time away) (08/01/05)
TITLE: It's All About Him
By Nancy Clark
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I am abundantly blessed with a husband who enjoys driving. Often when we travel, we will turn off the CD player (I don’t think we have listened to the car radio since we got the car!), which is usually ushering us before God’s Throne because the CD is our church choir music. We have no particular place to go or time to get there. We are on an unknown journey and we’re looking for the unexpected.
In our individual solitude and quietness, we find Him. He’s been waiting. He stands with arms open wide, the most beautiful smile on His face that anyone will ever see; eyes twinkling and both dimples creasing His cheeks. My breath catches in my chest, the love I see in His eyes is beyond what I can comprehend. He loves me more than human words can express! He … died … for … me! And all He asks is that I believe in and live for Him, that my life would be a living epistle for others to read so that they can come to His saving grace. I can show them the way to eternal life just as I was shown. The Great Commission handed down to each of us – share Jesus with your world.
We stop along the side of the road so I can capture the works of His hands; the incredible flowers, the bright colors with drops of dew, the intricate details and aromas; the little stream as it signs over the rocks; the birds and water fowl indigenous to Florida. Oh yes, and there he lies – the Florida gator, a swift and silent death for unsuspecting prey yet a necessary part of all that God has made. One more quick snap of the camera and I’m sprinting to the car!
Balance. Work and leisure. Prayer and praise.
I hear that still soft Voice deep within my soul. “Be My earthly Hands, write these words, share this story so others will know of Me.” Maybe you need a car retreat. You never know when The Unexpected may want to speak to you.
“Call upon Me and I will answer thee; and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
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