Before you begin your retreat, pause for a few moments and relax. Take three deep breaths and rest in the loving presence of God, who is with you as you continue on this journey of growth and discovery.
God also said: "See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food."
God made sure that his creation met our every need. In this passage from Genesis, we find God providing sustenance for his creation in the garden. God's care and love for us are manifested not only in the life he gives to us today but in his desire for us to share in eternal life with him. Each day we are called to praise God for his love by the way we love one another.
How well do I trust that God will take care of me and give me all I need?
How can I share God's love with those in my life?
(Speak to God using these or similar words.)
Bountiful God, give me the peace to share generously, trusting in your abundant blessings to meet all of my needs.