One of my carpool buddies offered that word, and I quickly grabbed on, because it is so very true.
I am rejuvenated spiritually.
What's so amazing, is that I never really felt that I needed any rejuvenating in the spiritual area of my life. I mean, seriously, daily I immerse myself in the Word, Spiritual devotions, Prayers that too often turn into long conversations with God (I'm sure He's created an on/off switch just for me--He'd have to, or He'd never hear anyone else's offerings), and with respect to my writing, I depend on God to guide it wholly and I'm working on my writing about five to eight hours a day on average. Wow, you'd think I would be a better Christian with this schedule, but trust me, I'm a very slow learner...but I'm trusting God to work on that, too!
So how do I feel rejuvenated?
I believe it comes from the change of how I worshiped and praised and served this weekend.
- Daily, I don't sing praise songs out loud with a group of amazingly gifted musicians, or vocally at all, really.
- Daily, I worship and praise, and even mostly serve, in solitude. This weekend I did so with a group of more than 30 women, and I was learning audibly through the leaders speaking, not through reading.
There is truly power in company, and getting out of routine, I believe.
I am truly blessed to have attended this Christian Women's Retreat, and I believe that everyone involved in organizing it deserve Angel status. For they were Angels of love and grace, and stewardship, to all who attended. Praises of thanks are lifted for each and every one of them!
Now, it's back to routine, but with wonderful memories and a few more things to think about, too.
If you care to share, what makes you feel rejuvenated spiritually?
Surrendering to Him,