Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the weary. Sometimes I long for time alone to do nothing. I would love to read for hours and not feel like I should be doing something on my to-do list. I love to sit quietly in my garden listening to the sounds of the birds chirping. If there is a slight breeze, I might even smell the roses.

I live in the desert of Phoenix where there's no beach and little rain. But I've discovered a way to still enjoy the sounds of the surf or a fresh rain. I simply listen on my computer. I can almost imagine myself in the midst of a downpour. I find that restful.
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I'm in the midst of reading Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray. I find myself so absorbed in her story. It causes me to think of my own. How easy it can be to get caught up in always doing and miss out on what we were created to do and be. I don't want to cover over the hurts from the past through busyness. I want to allow God to awaken me to His desires for me; to be who He created me to be.

I would encourage you to purchase a copy of Bonnie's book (yes this is an affiliate link).  But I think you will be blessed as you read her story.

I'm linking up with Bonnie of Faith Barista as we uncover our own stories.

How do you find rest when you're weary?

Blessings and love,

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5 comments:

Lea said...

A whole lotta quite and some soft praise and worship music works for me. I enjoy being busy but not overwhelmed. When I am overwhelmed I sort of get in panic mode and that is not good. So, I try to avoid that if at all possible.

Wishing you a wonderful summer as you take a rest from your job. Blessings!

Dawn Paoletta said...

I watch the birds...they remind me of His faithfulness! Hugs, Deb!

Debbie said...

I listen to praise music and simply relax in my comfy chair with a cup of tea...Enjoyed this as always! Hope the rest of your week is good!

beingwoven.org said...

Hi Debbie, it has been a long time since I visited you. I am glad I came by from Bonnie's as I have been thinking about ordering her book and now shall! Learning to rest, to be the me whom God intended are things I don't do very well. Looks like God is lifting my chin up to His love to tell me those important things He wants to say. I want to hear them.
Caring through Christ, ~ linda

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am going to buy this because I feel that is what God is doing in my heart right now. I was reading Gifts from the Sea and she also talks about this and why finding rest will restore you. I am realizing there is some restoring of my heart that needs to take place...thanks so much. Again I can so relate.

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