rest

In this time when many things are being put on pause, we feel God inviting us into a reset and a deeper rest in Him.

There is a special grace and opportunity to connect with the Lord right now.

He is with you. He Himself will lead you into connection and wisdom. He Himself will equip you!

We are inviting you to explore some of the ways you can connect in rest with the Lord in this time, and encourage you on this exciting journey with the Lord.

Living from a place of rest actually is your birthright, so these activations for your devotional time will help you to increasingly live from that place,  no matter the circumstances.

This is only the beginning…  Enjoy the journey!

(Please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the page and let us know how things are going or what inspired you)


journaling

Journaling is having a conversation with the Lord on paper (or your phone, or however you like recording things).

Questions to ask the Lord could be:
Who do you want to be for me today?
What are you excited about today?
etc.

Start and take it from there.

Be still and receive from the Lord, let Him guide the conversation. Remember, the Lord initiates, you respond!

investing in your identity

Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:1)

Let the Lord speak to you through scripture. Meditate on His word, and He will reveal Himself to you.

Some scripture to start with could be:

Psalm 63 -- Psalm 91 -- Psalm 23 -- Matthew 6:25-34-- Romans 8 (all of it 😁) -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18  -- Hebrews 4:9-10

soaking

Be still before the Lord!

Put on some soaking music to help you focus! Don't try to achieve a set goal. Just be with Jesus, behold Him, let Him reveal Himself to you. Feast on His character and nature: His goodness, patience, abundance, comfort, kindness, acceptance, love, keeping power...

We have included one resource that might be a good start for you.

Go to soaking

journaling

Journaling is having a conversation with the Lord on paper (or your phone, or however you like recording things).

Questions to ask the Lord could be:
Who do you want to be for me today?
What are you excited about today?
etc.

Start and take it from there.

Be still and receive from the Lord, let Him guide the conversation. Remember, the Lord initiates, you respond!

meditating

Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:1)

Let the Lord speak to you through scripture. Meditate on His word, and He will reveal Himself to you.

Some scripture to start with could be:

Psalm 63 -- Psalm 91 -- Psalm 23 -- Matthew 6:25-34-- Romans 8 (all of it 😁) -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18  -- Hebrews 4:9-10

soaking

Be still before the Lord!

Put on some soaking music to help you focus! Don't try to achieve a set goal. Just be with Jesus, behold Him, let Him reveal Himself to you. Feast on His character and nature: His goodness, patience, abundance, comfort, kindness, acceptance, love, keeping power...

We have included one resource that might be a good start for you.

Go to soaking

beholding Jesus

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2. Cor. 3:18

Take time with Jesus. All you do is just look at Him - nothing else. Ask Holy Spirit to help you not to do anything, but just look at the Son.
What is he revealing to you about himself? What is His countenance towards you?
Dwell in His presence and enjoy just being together. It may be challenging at first, so just start with a few minutes and if you feel grace on it, increase the time the next time you meet!

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spending time outside

Take a walk outside, go for a run or a bike-ride, plant something - whatever brings joy to your heart - and just enjoy the nature God has created for you.

Take some time to thank Him for that day. If you take a family walk, take turns asking each other what God is speaking to you about this time or share your favorite moments of that day!
Take a few minutes to sit outside and just soak up the sun, imagining the Lord shining down on you today! As the sun is shining down, think of how the Lord is smiling down on you!
Maybe take off your shoes and feel the ground? Or do something else you have never done before?


creating art/music/craft

What do you enjoy doing? What relaxes you? Whatever you like doing, do it with Jesus.

He delights in what you delight in. Break out those brushes again, your sketching pencils. Maybe there is this song you wanted to finish for a while now. Or take up a new craft or learn a new skill.

Converse with Jesus what it is about what you are doing that you like so much. Ask Him what He likes. when you are done.  Maybe you can discuss what you have created with Jesus. It may result in some good laughs, or in a big embrace by the Father.  Here is a link for you to start an art journal, if you'd like some inspiration.

Starting an Art Journal

sleeping

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Prov. 3:24

In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety. Ps. 4:8

Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep. Ps. 121:4

Consider being intentional about getting rest and sleep.

Invite the Lord into your sleep and ask Him to reveal Himself to you while you are your mind are resting. Ask Him for dreams and ask Him for grace to be able to remember them. Even if you think you are not dreaming, you are!

Journal your dreams and converse with the Lord and ask Him for what He wants to reveal to you through your dreams!


dreaming with God

God thinks so much bigger than us and His thoughts toward us are always better than we think.

Spend some time dreaming with God and tuning into His BIG and BOLD thinking. Here are a few questions and thoughts to get you started:

What is the biggest dream in your heart? What if the biggest constraint to your biggest dream disappeared?

Imagine being 10 times more intimate with your friends than you are now. Imagine being 10 times more intimate with God.
Has money been a constraint in your life? Picture yourself removing the chains off of yourself and placing them on money so that you become the master and money becomes your slave.