Vision Statement for Refresh Retreats:
- To provide a quiet time and place for ladies to get refreshed with God.
- We are the door opener, the orchestrator, but God is the One they meet with.
- Each woman attending will be covered with prayer and love.
- Our desire is for their spirit, soul and body to be Refreshed with God.
Refresh: “To give new strength to”
Refresh Thesaurus: reinvigorate, revitalize, revive, restore, fortify, enliven, perk up, stimulate, freshen, energize, exhilarate, reanimate, re-energize, wake up, revivify, inspirit, blow away the cobwebs, pep up.
Retreat: “Withdraw to a quiet or secluded place”
If Jesus needed to withdraw from life to meet with the Father, how MUCH MORE do we!
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.” Mark 1:35
Vision Verses for Your Refresh Day:
“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” II Thessalonians 3:5
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1
“Cast ALL your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” II Peter 3:18
Prayer for All Who Attend:
Psalm 46:10 “Be STILL and KNOW that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth!”
Our Savior, our Shepherd, our Lord,
Speak to our hearts that we may KNOW You.
For the busyness of life,
The demands of this world,
The many distractions pull us away.
Away from the stillness of hearing and knowing You.
Silence our worlds as we get still before You.
Expose the many idols of our hearts.
Shed light on the lies that deceive us.
May we run boldly to Your Throne of Grace.
Open our eyes to the power and truth of Your living Word.
Make us lie down in green pastures.
Lead us beside still waters.
Restore our souls.
Have mercy on us.
Forgive us for our sins.
Forgive us for our lack of faith.
Forgive us for not looking to You.
Soften our hearts where they are hard.
Make us still to hear You and to know You
For You are the answer to all our needs.
You are our only hope.
You are our only salvation.
May You be glorified and exalted in each of our lives!
For You and You alone will be praised and worshipped throughout all eternity!
Amen! and Amen!