We are developing new inspirational material and creative, engaging devotional themes for individuals and groups interested in retreats or talks.
For example, one of the most popular requests groups ask about is the topic Listening to God. As believers, we all yearn to hear God’s voice personally. Because every relationship depends on communication and two-way dialog, including our relationship with God, how much more would God want the same? We were made for communion with Him and He’s within us. Not only can we commune with God, we can “spiritually sense” the Lord’s smiles, looks of love, humor, responses to us, and more. We were created for this!
We would like to share God’s grace and heart with you by making space for that to happen. Here is a sampling of themes to consider for your group:
- The Joy of Listening to God — Meant for Every Believer
- Learning to Notice and Reflect –Seeing What Is Sacred in Ordinary Life
- Embracing the Mystery of God – The Power of Paradox Helps us to See
- “I Call You My Friends” — Let Jesus Be Himself with You
- Creative Prayer — The Art of Loving God
- Writing from the Fire Within — A Prayer and Writing Workshop
- Joy Comes in the Mourning — Healing through Grief and Loss with God
- God with Us — Meditating on the Humanity of Jesus to Embrace the Wonder of His Divinity
- The Journey of Desire — God’s and Ours
- The Prayer of Quiet — Learning to be Still with the Good Shepherd
- Prayer and Art — Windows to Heaven
God is always inviting us to come closer, to hear our nickname spoken from His heart. He wants us to enjoy and know Him. It’s what we’re designed for. He’s the Good Shepherd of our souls. He wants each one of us.
Invite your friends, or talk to your church leaders, about planning a retreat day. God would be pleased and so would your group. This is why . . .
“Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to Him. He grieves that we have forgotten Him. He weeps over our obsessions with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence.”
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home. Richard J. Foster is the founder, past president and current team member of Renovaré. See the page "Kindred Ministries"-- Renovaré for more information.