Rest

woman standing on grassy hill

An unceasing posture of one’s life found in Jesus

Rest without ceasing 

Rest in who you are, to grow towards what you’ll be.

Rest is not letting go of what you know is meant to be

Rest is gripping hold of the Truth God has spoken over you, in you and through you.

Rest is ceasing to exist for a world that is without direction

Rest is found.

Slow

Slow is living deliberately to our presence.


High pace lifestyles rob us of our presence.


The culture encourages that a high pace lifestyle brings fulfillment and joy, but it’s a lie.


Slow is what aligns us with our presence, which allows us to feel, think and connect.


To be in the presence of yourself, you must be slow.


Slow in time


Slow in space.


Slow to feel the weight of the world on us, to then release to God.


Slow to see the reality of your presence with God.


Slow to see the reality of others.


Slow means living deliberately to our presence, to connect within the present reality.


Slow means connectable.

A Distorted Story

A distorted version of one’s story is dependent upon their choice.

Sometimes we do not like the way of the story.
Sometimes we want control over the story.

Either way, there seems to be a disruption occurring to the story. There are three different versions of the story; yours, God’s, and the enemies.

We have the choice to unite our hearts, minds, and actions into God’s story, or we can listen to the lies of the enemy. But let me remind you that the enemy intends to disrupt and distort God’s story, just like he did to Eve at the beginning of the story (Gen 3).

We are no different than Eve, as she took the opportunity to rebel against God’s commands, and as a result, suffered the consequences for her sins. Sometimes as we read the Word of God, we tend to skip over the sinful ways of humanity. Their sinfulness is there to remind us that we are participants in distorting God’s story as well. BUT, God never left them, nor will He leave you or me.

There is good news for you and me, Jesus changed the story and inviting us back into a relationship with God (2 Corinthians 5:18).

Let the Holy Spirit illuminate the evil in your heart.

When you allow God in your life, he renewals your heart, soul, and mind, making way for a beaming light of hope for the world.

God is your strength and sustainment. He is your source for carrying on in the His restoration Story. God loves His creation and has given you His Spirit for empowerment, encouragement, redirecting, and comforting in His mission.

Do not be silent when the water is high.
Do not be silent when the room is empty.
Do not be silent when it appears dark.

The enemy can give a different version of the story. He came to retell his version to twist and distort to make you doubt God’s goodness. But, I say hold tight to God’s Word, His revelation, His Truth. Take refuge in Him alone, and let the Spirit comfort you.

Never let the enemy have the last word of Your story.

Your story is an illuminating light of Jesus Christ.

All of humanity has a part in God’s story, and our choices distort the story. So we must continuously seek God.

What choices will you make that will allow God to speak and reveal himself to you?

What places in God’s story do you not agree with?

If so, why does that part of your story NOT align into God’s story?