Conntecting the Dots

Draw Apart Before You Fall Apart

This week I withdrew for a couple of days to the BC coast. Powell River, to be exact. While there, I sat on the beach and read my Bible, journaled, and dug into Wide Awake by Erwin McManus. The combo was exactly what my soul needed.

In the midst of our busy lives, it’s easy to forget or simply fail to draw aside and be silent on a regular basis. The older…(nah, let me rephrase that)…the more mature I grow, the more I understand the importance of doing so. You know, draw apart before you fall apart.

Not everyone has the luxury of drawing apart for several days as I did this week. Sometimes a few minutes is all we can muster. Just long enough for a cup of tea in the backyard or on the couch when the kiddies take a nap. Or a few minutes while dinner’s cooking, or while riding public transit on the way home from work. Do what you can in your season of life; anything’s better than nothing!

Wherever you go, and for whatever amount of time you have to draw apart, focus your thoughts on God. Abandon your agenda, forget your list of prayer requests, and meditate on Him alone. Revel in His presence; enjoy His friendship. Here’s a verse to help accomplish that goal:

“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths.” (Psalm 36:5,6)

And here’s a picture that might bring this Scripture to life. It’s a scene I enjoyed this week along BC’s coast. I thought you might enjoy it, too.

This photo from the BC coast captures Psalm 36:5,6!

Have a great weekend, my friend!

4 Responses to “Draw Apart Before You Fall Apart”

  1. john mansfield

    What you have written is so true Grace, we all need the time and space to draw apart. (Mark 6:31) sounds like you had a special time on the beach!

    • Grace

      I connected with you on Twitter minutes before writing this post. I was thinking about my message and photos and how they’d be a good match for your ministry focus!

  2. kelli regan

    Wow! That picture looks like a slice of heaven. I can see how that scenery would set your heart right! I find my space apart sitting on my deck , reading my Bible, and enjoying nature and the solitude. A far cry from the BC coastline, but it’ll do in a pinch.

    • Grace

      Yeah, the BC coastline must be one of the prettiest places on this fair earth. Sadly, I no longer live there, but my teeny living room is pretty special now, as is my postage-stamp-sized backyard with its green grass and flower pots.


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