When was the last time you… Ate a meal without any distractions at all, focusing on the tastes, smells, sounds, and textures of your food? Took a shower enjoying the connection the water makes with your body? Went for a walk inhaling deeply the fresh air that surrounds and sustains us, admiring the beauty of the colored leaves falling from the trees and settling at your feet? When was the last time you woke up and just lay in bed for 5 mins listening in silence allowing your thoughts to float on by? Spent quality time with a loved one catching up focusing on each other attentively? Turned your phone off and enjoy some alone time by yourself, with your spouse or kids? When was the last time you sat for a minute or two doing nothing, thinking about nothing, just relaxing…unbothered by anything? When was the last time you really paid attention to yourself, your needs whether it be self-reflection, self-evaluation or detoxifying negativity from your mind or space?
We live in a world, in a time where everything is moving fast, our busyness forces us to lose sight of the beauty of life and all that’s around us. We get so absorbed in making sure to get things done that we forget about the person getting them done. Remember this truth- “we are in the world but not of it” we do not have to move with the speed of the world because Jesus holds our times and I believe that time complies with us as we decide to take a break from our busy schedules. God understands and supports rest! “Rest is a weapon given to us by God, the enemy hates it because he wants YOU stressed and occupied.” Understand this, we are in a better position to hear from God when our minds and hearts are at peace, souls are at rest. We also communicate better with others and take better care of ourselves being in and operating from a calm and relaxed state. Don’t feel guilty for prioritizing time for yourself. After all, you cannot pour into others if you’re empty! I’m so excited about how much clearer you will begin to hear from God, how less clogged/ occupied you will be and how you will be glowing by slowing down, walking in your blessed life and really enjoying the little details that make life so worth living!! Yay!
Lord, thank you for this beautiful life, I ask that you teach me to enjoy it to the fullest! Help me to slow down so I can hear from you better, see you in things around me I’ve never seen before, speak with you in ways I’ve never spoken before and appreciate the little things that add moments to my life. Help me to make myself, your vessel a priority to be rested and remain in peace. In Jesus name, Amen!
Gen 2:2-3. Matthew 6:34