Another Easter Challenge story:
On 2/09/2008 I got away with the Lord at Panera for a few hours. It was wonderful retreat that I had been looking forward to doing. This challenge and the fact that my husband would be traveling the following week, spurred me on to have a half day with the Lord now.
The time was a treasure, such an open space where Jesus really spoke to me. My heart was refreshed through rejoicing, His peace, dwelling in His presence, and experiencing His Holy Spirit’s power as He searched my heart in so many areas (the Beatitudes being a great guide along with all of Ephesians 5 in praying specifically for myself in our marriage). My prayer has been that I would experience the abundance God has for me in my heart--this time of solitude was certainly abundant!