Last week we did a resting devotional and it went so well! I find this to be incredibly important in my own life, especially during this time of being isolated and spending most of our time on schoolwork – it is hard to get the time to find true rest! Take the next 10-20 minutes in a quiet place and be prepared to get some quality time (and rest) with the Lord.
Starting off with scripture helps to connect us to God and remember who we are spending time with – Our Creator and Good Father! Pick a verse or two (or all) from the list and read them before moving on to the next steps.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
– Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)
Thankfulness – Ephesians 5:17-20; Psalm 100:4; Colossians 3:16-17; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 3:15, Psalm 105:1
- Spend two minutes listening to quiet worship music, focus on relaxing your body and mind. Invite God’s Presence into the room with you, welcome Him there.
- Think of someone who has helped you and that you are thankful for (helped you emotionally, physically spiritually, etc). It could be a friend, teacher, parent, leader, or a pastor.
- Briefly write out a specific memory of a/the time where they helped you. What happened?
- Write down why this is meaningful to you. Write down how it feels to focus on why it was meaningful to you. Include bodily sensations (ex: warm, cold, energized, relaxed, peaceful, tense, tired, etc.) and emotions (ie: happy, free, joy, together, calm, peaceful, etc.).
- Write out a short prayer of thanks to Jesus. And if you have their number or have a way to contact them, send them a message saying thank you for their support in your life!
– Britt Andres