Do you know about God or do you really know God? Recently, I traveled through WV and NC and I reflected on just that question.
Before we get too far into the question above, I wanted to share some morsels that I gleaned as I traveled through the beautiful south with my wife, Jen, best friend Michael, and his wife Nicole.
Recently, I heard a story of a very healthy and fit woman who was 39 who simply died of a massive heart attack. My wife baby-sat her children in the past. It was a sad reminder of how precious life is, and we should NEVER take life for granted.
I realized that way too many couples don’t allow themselves enough time to get away and re-charge their batteries. They allow the pressures of family and life in general to give them reasons why they can’t reserve valuable, quality time. If it has been too long for you and your spouse since you have taken a getaway (even if it’s a long weekend), I challenge you to spend time planning your next excursion today.
As we transitioned on from our time with our friends at the mountains of Snow Shoe, WV, we journeyed through many towns in North Carolina, and Jen was able to meet some of my dear family that she had never met (we are newly married). I was reminded of how precious quality time is with your loved ones, and even more so the matriarchs and patriarchs of your family. We were able to stay with several loved ones that were in their late 80’s and mid 90’s. The love and wisdom that could be shared was uplifting, and it was also very life-giving to my family, who is nearing the end of their journey of life to spend time with us as they were able to reflect on their earlier decades of marriage. Too many families today in America’s fast paced work culture forget to make regular time for family. It proves to be a worthwhile investment!
This was my second journey to Billy Graham’s COVE. It was my wife’s first time there, and we were blessed by Jonathan Falwell’s messages he delivered during the five sessions we spent together during his series on: Pursuing Holiness in a Broken World.
It was also very encouraging to read how Ruth Graham (Billy’s wife) was the only person that he ever fully confided in life, and this was because of her committed relationship with God that he could trust in year by year.
I wanted to share with you today some of my top insights that I gleaned from the journey. I pray they challenge and encourage you!
Pursuing Holiness in a Broken World
So, when will you open yourself to go on your next spiritual journey and travel adventure? What date can you commit to this by? Your life is too precious not to…
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