We all know that God wants this relationship with us--each of us in a uniquely personal way--to be an ongoing relationship. Are these specific "set apart" times of the year days in which we focus more deeply on our uniquely individual relationship with God? Perhaps we need the intensity of these times to deepen and strengthen us for our ongoing journey with God, almost like taking time apart and retreating to our depths--to the mountains or deserts of our hearts--to renew the God-life within us!
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