Monday, April 30, 2012
“Do not come any closer,” God said to Moses. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5
There have been very few times when I have felt this way. Saturday afternoon was one of those times. As I had to drive back home from a ladies retreat, I was exhausted and worried. Worried about how I was going to stay awake for the 250+ miles home. I had also been very anxious lately. My stomach had been churning for days and I had this headache that just wouldn't go away.
As I was driving down the highway, trying my best to stay awake with 3 hours still to go, I felt the pressing urge to pray. So I did. For 2 straight hours. Aloud with tears streaming down my face.
And it was cleansing.
God was there. I felt his presence. I felt my anxiety slipping away. I felt my tiredness melt away. It was a strange experience, but it was good. Very good.
I came back feeling refreshed. And it is funny because our retreat each spring is called Spring Refresh. I wasn't refreshed because of the retreat.
I was refreshed because for 2 hours in my car I was on holy ground.
This week I'm thankful for blessings #1,001-1,015.
♥ A wonderful retreat away with 300 women.
♥ Catching up with old friends.
♥ A mama sitting on her nest.
♥ Beautiful worship.
♥ Praying aloud, alone in a car for 200 miles.
♥ Plants ready to go in the ground.
♥ Teaching children.
♥ Lilacs beginning to bloom.
♥ Coffee with my husband.
♥ Stretching out in my own bed.
♥ Making it through a tough financial week.
♥ Praying for my daughter each night.
♥ Standing on Holy Ground.