As you prepare for this retreat, pause for a few moments and pay attention to your breathing. Slowly take three deep breaths and remember that you are in the loving presence of God.
Learn to savor how good the LORD is; happy are those who take refuge in him.
What are the things you like to savor? Perhaps it’s that first cup of coffee in the morning, or a piece of your favorite pie. Maybe it’s the last bit of color in the sky after a breath-taking sunset. The psalmist tells us to learn how to savor God’s goodness. This implies that it takes practice. We have to seek God’s presence actively, learn to recognize it, and then simply rest there. Resting in God’s presence calls us to take refuge there from all else that might distract us. Savoring God’s goodness means focusing on God alone. Happy are all who take refuge there.
What personal experiences of God do I savor?
In my busy, active life, what do I need to do to learn to savor how good the Lord is?
(Speak to God using these words or others that come to mind.)
Teach me to savor your goodness, my God. May your presence be my refuge.