Life UnStuck demands UnStuck Rest and Restoration!
Life UnStuck demands UnStuck Rest.
Rest is the balance that comes between life now and life that is to come. It serves as a guard against a life that has gone crazy and a life that is crazy full.
We Serve Best from Our Reserve
A sweet friend gave one of my favorite devotional books to me after a season of speaking engagements where she traveled with me and watched me at work. My friends are always trying to help me get better at this. Bless their hearts! The book is called “The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes” written by Jill Briscoe. Oh my. Her words give me a spiritual message every time I read them.
I ran into the deep place where nobody goes and found Him waiting there.
“Where have you been?” He asked me.
“I’ve been in the shallow places where everyone lives,” I replied.
I knew. He knew.
He just wanted me to admit I’d been too busy being busy.
“I’m running out…” I began.
“Of course,” He said. “I haven’t seen you in a while”.
He sat down on the steps of my soul in the Deep Place, where nobody goes and smiled at me. Angels sang; a shaft of light chased away the shadows and brightened my daily day. I smiled back.
“I’m such a fool…”
“Shhh,” He said, putting His fingers on my lips. He touched my hurried heart. Startled, it took a deep breath and skidded to a near stop. My spirit nestled in His nearness in the deep Place where nobody goes.
Oh my gosh, I love those words! In fact the pages of this little book are dog-eared and tear stained.
God is looking for women who will slow down enough to hear Him when He speaks, who are quiet enough to discern when God redirects their course or He whispers a name in their ear. In order for us to hear God, our hearts must be paused and undisturbed. God wants us to rest in Him and allow Him to restore and revive us for His great work.
Sometimes our “rest” is not simply stopping physical activity. It is not just “getting away.” Sometimes, less often but sometimes, this God kind of rest is “in the midst” of what we are doing and where we are going.
I believe in “set apart” retreats so much that I am taking a SMALL (ONLY 12) group of women away with me for a REST QUEST, the first weekend in June. I have a few spots left if you would like to join us!!
Exodus 33:14 God says, “I will go with you and give you rest.”
Rest is exchanging our frenzy and frustrations, our hurry up’s and anxiety for His unruffled peace, His strength. God wants to show how His “thoughts of you” drop right into the middle of your daily To-Do-List. God’s rest and restoration leave us with a divine sense of destiny and a knowing God is up to something in your life, in my life!
God is looking for women who slow down long enough to hear and obey when He speaks. Remember what my mentor shared —You can’t give away what you do not have!
Tell me—HOW DO YOU enjoy hours, days even SEASONS of Rest? I would love to hear from you!
A BIT OF NEWS!
In order to make a place for MORE REST and less stress in my life, I am trying to establish a bit of a more disciplined day to day schedule. I’b be sharing more about that in The Unstuck Woman Club and in my WEEKLY Newsletter A Refreshing Pause. Please sign up for the newsletter either on my HOMEPAGE of right here on this page to the right!!
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Happy Monday Friend!