Are You Resting Yet? How to Rest and Nest
There’s a reason people take vacations two weeks at a time. Resting doesn’t come easy. It takes the first week to get settled and begin to unwind and forget about what you left at home. Then the second week you finally start to relax and enjoy your time away.
Is that true for you?
This is my first week of resting at home. I am feeling a bit anxious. I feel guilty doing nothing. But I am trying to rest.
I am enjoying Bonnie Gray’s book, Whispers of Rest.
There is something powerful, mulling over one word at a time in the context of Scripture. As I sat with my journal, Bible and Bonnie’s book this morning – my porch became a haven of rest.My porch became a haven of rest Click To Tweet
Today’s word is COMFORT
Bonnie’s words touched my heart and I realize there have been times in my life when comfort was missing. This helped me to pray (tearfully) and ask God to be my comfort – and to fill this need, instead of always trying to shake off my sorrow and pull myself together.
I am thankful for this time to be present – enjoying the moment – hearing from God – and releasing myself from the tyranny of the fast pace.
Today feels more like a restful day.
I’m enjoying lunch on the porch.
Taking in the beauty of my backyard.
Sipping iced coffee out of a mason jar.
And I am loving summer.
In the morning, Hubby and I sit on the porch sipping coffee and watch the birds and animals start their day. We often laugh saying, “People pay money for this!”
People pay money for this! Click To Tweet
It’s true! I don’t need to spend lots of money on expensive vacations and destinations. And, when I can take notice of what I already possess, I receive the gift of contentment. With contentment comes rest. What a sweet gift.when I can take notice of what I already possess, I receive the gift of contentment. Click To Tweet
If I need a vacation, I give myself permission to REST and NEST
When I don’t have any energy – physical or mental energy, I am learning to take my cue that it means I need to refresh and revive. It may mean scaling back my to-do list or blogging less often. I also look for ways to play, or meet with a friend. I take my day in stride, sprucing up a room, enjoying my home…all without pressing too hard to accomplish it all.
How do you fill the prescription for your need of rest? I’d love to hear your resting ideas.
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