come to me all who are weary and i will give you rest.
AS MISSIONARIES OURSELVES, WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTING AND CONNECTING WITH THE FATHER TO HEAR HIS PERSPECTIVE ON THE PAST AND HIS GUIDANCE FOR THE FUTURE.
BIBLICAL EXAMPLE OF REFRESHMENT
The story of the prophet Elijah is a great example of a person experiencing hardship and in need of refreshment. The battle Elijah was in seemed overwhelming. Notice that God did not leave Elijah sitting there. Instead, He supernaturally fed Elijah two times and sent him on a journey for forty days and nights to Mount Sinai. Once he arrived, God asked Elijah why he was running. He asked Elijah to tell his story. From that exchange God spoke to Elijah in a personal way, showing His power through earthquakes, wind, and fire. Out of all the, what caught Elijah’s heart was, “The sounds of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave” (1Kings 19). Is that not the case in all of our lives? When we hear the personal whisper of God, refreshment flows and we are able to again hear his voice for the next steps.
As missionaries ourselves, we understand the importance of reflecting and connecting with the Father to hear His perspective on the past and His guidance for the future.
The Radiant Life Debrief/Wellness Retreat is a 9-day, small-group experience for families, couples and individuals. The retreat is specifically designed for those who have lived a year or more cross-culturally. It is offered multiple times a year and in different locations around the world.