Would you care for a cup of tea?
A simple question. A simple activity. A simple reminder that rest need not be complicated.
Sitting to sip tea is a reminder to my heart: slow down, savor, linger.
Some days, a simple seed is what we need.
Thank you, Lord, for a simple verse offering a simple seed overflowing with potential.
“Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
Psalm 37:3 (NASB)
Trust – to have confidence, to be secure, to feel safe
In the Lord – Jehovah, the existing One
And do – to make, to produce, to prepare
Good – pleasant, valuable, beneficial
Dwell – to settle down, to abide, to establish
In the land – territory, inhabitants
And cultivate – to tend, to pasture, to feed
Faithfulness – firmness, steadiness
So today, I will be secure in my Lord who is self-existent. I will make moments that are pleasant and valuable. I will settle and simply abide in my territory, my home, with those around me. I will tend to and feed on steadiness.
I will engage in simple acts to remind my heart to settle and abide in steadiness and security.
- I will snuggle with a child and read a book.
- I might play a board game.
- I will sit around the dinner table to talk.
- I will, perhaps, crochet a bit.
- I will watch my son’s magic tricks.
I will probably have a cup of tea.
In simple activities, I will plant seeds to cultivate a restful heart.
Today’s Seed of Rest
Settle your heart through a simple activity.
Do something simple. Do something enjoyable. Do something to tend a settled, secure, steadfast heart.