Jacqueline Broy

So Jesus said to his disciples, “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.”

Mark 6:31 The Passion Translation

When feelings of frustration creep in or frazzled nerves begin to show, what do you do to get into God’s presence to find peace?

Is it a walk in the woods or a stroll on the beach? Is it sitting in your favorite chair on the porch or by the pool?

Whatever we need to do to find this oasis, Jesus is waiting there to give us rest and peace. All we have to do is go in.

How do you find your oasis to get into God’s presence? Share your thoughts and comments below.

6 Responses

  1. I have several oases in and around my home as well as around the state. I find peace, rest, and quiet time with the Lord sitting on my deck. There’s no traffic, no people, lots of trees and privacy, seclusion, and occasional birds chirping. Sometimes soaking prayer and meditation music are playing on my phone or laptop. At other times, there’s quiet peace. The rocking chair on my front porch is another frequented oasis with very little traffic and few people. The inside of my home is another oasis. The atmosphere is serene and peaceful, enabling me at any given time to bask in the presence of Jesus. Soaking or other relaxing instrumental worship or smooth jazz music is playing continuously throughout the day. I can go in and out as often and as long as I want and whenever Holy Spirit calls. I have also encountered Jesus’ peace and rest in the beauty of nature around the state and region. Scenic mountain overlooks, walks in parks and around lakes, streams, and other bodies of water create an environment for spending time, finding peace, and resting in Jesus.

    1. I love the rocking chair on the porch. My favorite kind of chair. I, too find my oasis in nature. When we are camping, I take Andy for a prayer walk early in the morning when it’s quiet. That’s when I can talk to God in my prayer language especially when it’s a very serious matter. Thanks again for your comment.

  2. Better late than never {smile} I had read this one before but didn’t comment. Your pictures on all your posts are so clear and beautiful, reflecting the beauty of God’s creation that I had to come back and let you know. I have to be thankful and praise Him for His awesome creation whether traveling on the road, or sitting on my back porch in the quiet of the morning before things get noisy.

    1. Thank you for your complement on the blog photos. This one was from one of our travels. It reminded me of an oasis and inspired the blog. I could see me resting there and enjoying His creation.

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