I spent 5 hours alone on a beach.
I spent time thinking, planning & praying through a few areas of life, marriage, parenting & career. I had some beautiful scenery [sorry to my midwest friends staring at, well, nothing] that helped me let go & listen closely to what I felt God had for me. I felt there were some significant elements that I wrestled with through my time. Here are a few things I can share in this space on what stood out.
I was reminded of the need to detach & lean into the Lord.
My voice can be awfully loud unless I put it in check. I had a good reminder that my voice can be louder than the Holy Spirit's and I really need to be sure I know which voice I am listening to. A question I had to wrestle with was "I'm able to make some great decisions in my life, but are my decisions really where Jesus wants my energies to go"?? Psalm 66 was a spot I found myself reflecting in.
My life isn't compartmentalized, it is an entire life devoted to the Lord.
Galatians 2:20-21 was a great reminder for me that what I do is not as important as who I am. Who I am will be affirmed & encouraged as I give more of myself & my day over to God's leading.
I was given freedom to do some dreaming.
I really felt God gave me some freedom to dream for myself for the future with my family. To think big about where our marriage, our kids & our lives are heading. I like to dream, think, brainstorm and found a great amount of joy in writing out some key thoughts. Kim and I began some conversations about how to implement & process some of my thoughts & reflections. I love marriage on days like that where there is no answer, just team working together as spouses.
youth ministry (208) Danny's highlight (193) thinking deep thoughts (159) family (128) leadership (113) my boys (38) Life Lessons (21) Healthy Soul Living (12) teamwork (6) encouragement (4) #random (2) mentoring (2) parenting (2) #dumb (1) DYM (1) Hunting (1) YM360 (1) dogs (1) evaluation (1) theology (1) training (1)