Seeds of Rest
Moms…Yes, you can cultivate a more restful heart!
Life might be crazy. But Jesus says, “Come to Me, and I will give you rest.” So rest must be possible! Each post is a “seed” of rest. Each seed will be a short, practical, Biblically-based tip to cultivate rest. If you will plant the seed, God will do His supernatural work to make it grow. Over time, cultivating simple seeds or rest will become habit. You will realize that your heart is becoming more restful.
Day 1 – Plant Seeds to Cultivate a Restful Heart (start here!)
Heed the whisper that a restful heart is possible, and commit to planting simple seeds in a journey of small steps.
Day 2 – Grab Hold of Hope
If you feel like you’re drowning and a restful heart is beyond reach, defiantly direct your mind toward truth.
Day 3 – Sit and Be Still
Don’t overlook this simple seed with tremendous possibility.
Day 4 – Boast in Your Weakness
Discover the hidden opportunity in that weakness that disrupts your restful heart.
Day 5 – Worship Through the Tragedy
The trouble in our world tempts us to believe that rest is impossible, but it is not.
Day 6 – Settle with a Simple Activity
Some days, we need a simple seed with beautiful potential.
Day 7 – Live Your Story
Choose to live an abundant life of happily ever now.
Day 8 – Receive the Sabbath
Sabbath is a gift to be received, not a burden to be carried.
Day 9 – Implement a Brain Dump
Take captive the thoughts swirling in your mind.
Day 10 – Overlook the Offense
We can choose rest in our hurts by choosing to cover them with love.
Day 11 – Replace Your Captive Thoughts
Once our thoughts are captive, we must replace them with truth.
Day 12 – Change Perspective Outside
Sometimes we simply need a refreshing change of scenery.
Day 13 – Schedule Prayer Stops
If you don’t try any other seeds of rest, please try this one!
Day 14 – Allow Some Space
An unexpected crisis, a robbery, led me to needing some space to rest.
Day 15 – Count What Remains
I learned a valuable lesson following the initial shock of theft.
Day 16 – Just Breathe
Some days, intentionally planting seeds feels too exhausting.
Day 17 – Be Willing to Be Vulnerable
Vulnerability and knowledge that we are not alone bring encouragement we desperately need.
Day 18 – Give Yourself Grace
Holding ourselves to impossible standards will always prevent rest in our hearts.
Day 19 – Pour Out Your Heart
When our troubles don’t resolve simply, only one option might remain.
Day 20 – Search for Morning
We can always find compassion in the midst of our night.
Day 21 – Worship Through the Noise
This is a choice that requires courage but promises the beauty of rest.
Consider It Good
Hold tight when you don’t quite accomplish all you set out to do.