It’s 10 days into 2016 but only my first day of the year in Goa.
..so where was I the previous 9 days?
I was in Kerala
What was I doing there?
I thought I’d start a New Year with prayer and dedicate my life this year totally to God, hence I visited the Divine Retreat Centre for a week long retreat where I was connected to only one network ‘GOD’. I switched off my cell phone and hence if I had to have a heart-to-heart talk, it was going to be Jesus and only HIM for a whole week.
It was, as expected a very good 7 days. I couldn’t have made a better decision to start the year this way. There were a few others who also thought like me, we were all of around 160 people attending the English Retreat at Divine.
I travelled back on my birthday which was on the 9th of January (yesterday)
How did I spend my birthday..?
We all know one can’t do much in a train, so I spent my birthday eating oranges, admiring nature and sleeping. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? But then it was okay, it was the previous 7 days that mattered more.
Of course in the course of the 7 days, I met some wonderful people at the retreat, one of them being my room-mate Anthony and Karl from Mumbai staying in New Zealand among others.
We had our meals together and prayed together. Of course when it was time to depart, we all went our separate ways..hoping we’d meet again sometime for you don’t meet good people all the time.
I’m back home now, life feels good again. This year WILL BE SPECIAL, I don’t know what’s in store ahead but as Jesus says in Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future