Let’s be honest.
Some days, planting seeds of rest is just a bit overwhelming.
Yes, I firmly believe we can plant seeds of rest in the natural realm then watch God supernaturally grow those seeds into restful hearts.
There are days when I feel propelled by the Holy Spirit. There is a strength that overtakes me, and I am surprised by His fruit that flows through me. I know the God of the universe is alive in me, and I’m ready to engage the battle.
But some days…
I am overwhelmed by my humanness. I am frail and finite. I am all too aware of my weakness and weariness.
It’s all I can do to remind myself to just breathe.
As I breathe, I can still whisper a prayer of praise.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”
I declare now. As long as I have breath, I will praise.
When I am overwhelmed, I will stop and remember to breathe. With that breath, I will remember from Whom that breath comes.
On the overwhelming days, you too can take a moment to just breathe.
With that breath, whisper praise.
Today’s Seed of Rest
Whisper praise as you breathe.
Give yourself a moment, just a moment, to do nothing but breathe. Inhale deeply. Pause. Exhale slowly.
And praise your Lord.
Trust that God will use this simplest of seeds to cultivate rest deep in your heart.