An Evening With You

Do you know how to enjoy time with just you?

But really well! That you do all your favorite things, hear what you want, be where you want, drive where you want, enjoy what you want, eat what you want, sit where you want, walk where you want and just BE WHO YOU ARE!

It’s nice to spend time in a solitude place, perhaps not many will understand why or really how much that this is my place.

I. Love. The. Beach.

Not a man made beach… but a real one, a nice one! Driving out to Long Island is where you can find a few of the nicer ones.  I did that. I needed that. I had to disconnect. For a moment I felt lonely. Then I felt relieved, refreshed and myself recharging. As I watched every wave hit the shore, it was like each wave replenishing and calming my soul.

Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psalm 131:2

I prayed, cried, laughed, walked and also just sat as I got an opportunity to watch the sun get swallowed by the evening clouds. Simple things that make you smile and make you appreciate the moment.

Every day requires so much time, energy, tasks, thinking, sharing, helping, giving, analyzing and so much more, that by the end of it, you are left completely spent. It’s just overwhelming. So to take a moment with me, selfishly, was worth it because no one knows how much I prefer this serenity and atmosphere just like this.

For me, it was just right and just how I wanted to spend my evening. Uncluttered.

Where is your place? What do you like to do? You know how you can be in a group and the questions keep flying around … “No where do you wanna go? What do you wanna do?”

When you suggest –they say no anyway! LOL So make the effort, time and even the risk to just drop everything and everyone to take yourself out on a date with just YOU! What you end up doing is spending a quiet evening with the One who created you. It becomes the most precious thing. A wonderful evening with just you and Him.

Make it happen. Treat yourself after a long week, a long trial, a long month or whatever season you find yourself in. You have to take care of yourself. You have to make sure that you are energized and well rested mentally and physically so that you can function at flourishing capacity.  ❤

“For I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are weak.”
Jeremiah 31:25


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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