The Weekly Breather: Rhythms of Rest
Life is a series of seasons. Sometimes we are in a season of busyness, sometimes we enter seasons of rest. No matter what season you find yourself in, you need intentional times of resting.
Settle Yourself and Release
Take a few deep, slow breaths. Notice your breathing. Listen to the sounds around you. Notice any tension in your body and release it.
Encounter: Feast on God’s Presence
First read this passage aloud. Then, as you read it again, consider what God may be saying to you regarding your current season in life.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV)
Close your eyes and picture the season you are in. Where do you see Jesus in your season? Allow Him to show you the characteristics of your season of life. What features do you like? What features do you dislike? Is there some invitation he offers here? How will you respond?
Take time to record what you have discovered in a journal.