There comes a time when we all need to take permission to be blessed by rest. And sometimes we need to be reminded of what that even looks like. For me, it’s time alone in the mountains with a cup of coffee, God, and a book. Okay, a LOT of books : )
Our souls need to unplug from the world. To seek rest – whatever restores our charge. It’s unique for each of us. The important thing is that we grant ourselves permission. Because generally, no one else will.
A month ago I decided to get bold. Declare enough to the endless race and list of things to do.
So we tucked our elderly trailer away in a secluded spot in the mountains near our home. I loaded up my favorite things – hubby, books, Bibles, coffee, and treats and went away for a while. We’ve left the trailer there. I go back whenever I can. The benefits have been tremendous! It was EXACTLY what I needed to recharge.
With me was a Divinely timed book: Finding Spiritual Whitespace. So powerful I want it for all of my friends. To validate the importance of our need to slow down. Be still. To plug in. Be filled up by the One Who waits for us in silence.
So let’s give our busy, harried, weary, over-giving, constant-doing selves permission to slow down and receive rest – whatever that means to you. If you’re not even sure what that looks like, this book may help sort it out.
Perhaps, like me, you’ll discover upon your return a happier, reenergized, more productive and pleasant self now residing in your skin. Then truly, everyone around you will be blessed by your rest.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28 NIV
Question: What would it look like to give yourself permission to slow down and be blessed by rest?