Part 2: Get Away with God
I’m finally going to do it.
I’m taking a Sabbatical by myself next month.
Instead, I am getting away with God.
So I can eliminate all distractions in order to hear God’s voice more clearly. I am asking for answers on a number of things and I desire the Lord’s strategies, not mine.
Sometimes when facing a crossroad, we have to do something radical in order to have a clear line between us and the Divine Signal Caller. For those of you who know me, you can deduce the place I’m going will involve sand and a body of water. It will also mean no social media, no emails and no phone calls during the day.
What is the benefit of a Sabbatical?
It allows us to take a large block of time to lay everything before God. When we are home, we are usually segmented. There’s either work all day or a meeting at 9, a hair appointment at 1, or dinner to make at 6. When we get away, we have the luxury of dedicating 48 straight hours or more to the Lord to simply sit in his presence and allow Him to guide our lives.
God promises to give us clear direction when we make an effort to hear his voice. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Psalm 32:8–9 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
According to Steve Dulin, Apostolic Pastor and leader over Kingdom Business Leaders at Gateway Church, “A sabbatical is not just a religious exercise. It is a life exercise.” Dulin believes you should take three Sabbaticals a year to:
- Improve your relationship with the Lord,
- To solve problems, get ideas, plans and strategies from the Lord,
- And to receive revelation from God.
Are you longing for some clarity on business matters?
Do you desire direction in your ministry work?
Do you simply want to know God’s plan for your life?
Pick a place—it doesn’t have to be expensive—then take a vacation with just you and God. He’s ready to get away with you for some one-on-one quality time and rest.