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Time of refreshing…

“In your presence there is fullness of joy.” Psalm 16:11

Raquel and me at Mercy Spirituality Centre.
Welcome to my new blogpost – “Time of refreshing”
The peace and beautiful surrounding at Mercy Spirituality Centre was just what I needed to get away from everything!

My New Year’s Day devotional reading was from (Ephesians 2:6) and it says, “God has already raised us into new heights in the spirit but, to understand the joy and power of what God has for us, we must be willing to let go of old trappings.” What do I need to change?  I’m sure the answer/s to that question will come but all I wanted to do  was to rest, read my bible, talk to God and to have more rest. 

I love this quote, “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” We all need fresh strength and passion to do what God has called us to do. We can’t go into the new year without a good rest.
 
When I met 84 years old Raquel from Chile at the Centre, I knew God put her in my path for a reason. Raquel was the only other person at the units I was staying at. She spoke Spanish and French and very limited English.   But I got to know Raquel and we had a lot of fun trying to find ways to communicate to each other. We used sign language, wrote words down and their translation.  Praying for each other was special. Raquel prayed in Spanish/French and I prayed in English.  We listened to CD music during our meal times. It was such a joy to spend time with this delightful little lady. The bible says, “Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25)
I have no doubt God was in the plan!  Oh, and what about those changes that I need to make? I’m absolutely sure God has all that covered. I believe the best is yet to come!I pray that you will let the Lord lead you this year and let it be the best year of your life! 
God bless you abundantly this new year!

By Salome Mitchell Moe

Life is a journey and I'm living the best years of my life!
"But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, you are my glory, the one who holds my head high." Psalm 3:3