Welcome to Day #19 of the Restoration Project.
I started off this series with an invitation to unwind. Guess, what? You’re still invited to do that.
If you haven’t yet started the journey or you need a refresher or you just need permission to slow down again, this is for you:
Today, I want to give you an invitation to rest . . . permission to pause. Release your grasp on tightly wound living and choose to really live.
In case you’ve forgotten, you are human. It’s okay not to be superwoman—let that unrealistic expectations go!
Jesus has you covered. If you are His, then you can rest under His wings and operate with the strength and grace that He provides.
-Are you eating regularly or rushing through your day?
-Are you taking a 20 minute power nap or falling into bed exhausted from getting just one more thing done?
-Are you taking a few extra minutes in the shower to breathe deep and prepare your mind for action or are you skipping the essentials in the name of service to others?
Preaching to myself here, and maybe to you too?
Are you resting in God’s embrace today? Take a moment right now and breathe deep, let Him hold you as you face the waves of this day.
What does your route look like? Who sets the agenda for your day? Is it you or your Loving Heavenly Father?
Are you trying to keep up with the woman who has 20,000 followers and somehow manages to make flawless Pinterest dishes while her man brings her flowers and her children sing her praises?
Or are you following the trustworthy lead of Love—thankful for the life that He has given you?
Are you letting Jesus guide you down the unique course that He has set before you? I hope so.
Let’s ask God for His help to walk faithfully today. Nothing is impossible with Him.
Let’s rest in His Sufficiency.
Get caught up on Days 1-18 of the Restoration Project.
*Today’s words are a portion of a guest post that I wrote for Rebekah Hughes at A Soft and Gentle Voice. Head on over for the rest of the post.
P.S. If you don’t know Rebekah’s story, please read it. I admire her so much as she rests in His hands and lives each day faithfully as she recovers from heart surgery.