Hmmm… another missing book. It seems I don’t have a very good loaner system. I keep loaning out books, dvds, etc… but they don’t seem to ever return. Most mornings I would probably consternate over that a bit more (a bit more than I should even 😉 BUT, not this morning. Today I head North.
Shortly (after packing, iPod prep, haircut, etc…) I will leave my wonderful wife and four chillens and turn my truck northward… to the ‘Dacks’ as my good brother Rob calls it! The Adirondacks are a beautiful place and that’s where I will go for a few days of silence and solitude with my Counselor and King.
There is both a sense of desperation and delight as I go… I really need to get away and get quiet before my God, who knows All; I need to remember that. Ezekiel understood and responded well in Ez. 37:3, ‘O Lord GOD, you know’. In this, I am desperate. There is alot here in NJ world that seems upside down and out of place and it’s shaking me. In this, I also delight. God’s word is clear.. His intentions are clear. He is preparing me for another home, another dwelling place.
I am finding the rejoicing in my heart being overwhelmed and so I am turning my attention to the God of all wisdom and the God of peace to meet my need.
The book I was looking for a moment ago was Don Whitney’s ‘Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life’… a very good book and one that has a chapter on the discipline of silence and solitude. I hoped to refresh my thoughts on this chapter before heading on my way. Oh well… perhaps the borrower is being blessed by it today?
I also look forward to the weekend ahead as my eldest son, Luke (16) will join me in the ‘Dacks’ for the ABC Men’s Retreat. His first. Our first. I love these retreats… solid teaching from the Word… incredible times of worship and singing… sweet fellowship with the church of Jesus Christ! A taste of heaven! Luke and I will room together, talk together, pray together, be taught together, fellowship together, Worship our Lord and Savior… together!
By God’s grace and pleasure, it will be a ‘good’ five days away from life in New Jersey. And then I will return home to my Amanda and my other three chillens. That will be really cool too!