Today, let's focus on what makes us restless.
Find a quiet space. Sit up tall, and close your eyes. Set a timer for one to two minutes per movement so that you can be fully present (or increase the time if you want a longer experience).
First, pay attention to God.
Take slow, deep breaths. Focus on the spot that you feel the breath in your body.
- As you breathe in, think, "As a deer pants for water..."
- As you breathe out, think, "... my soul longs for you" (Psalm 42:1).
Second, ponder your inner world.
Process the following with Jesus:
- In what situations have I felt restless lately?
- What do I want in those moments?
Third, prepare to love others.
Ask Jesus to help you answer the following:
- How have I burdened others with my restlessness?
- What would those same relationships look like if I was content?
A closing prayer:
Jesus, I have looked everywhere for satisfaction,
yet my soul finds no rest.
You alone can calm this soul of mine.
Create contentment in me.
Curate a hospitable space in me.
That I might welcome you in and find true rest.
That I might invite others in and share your rest.
That the world might see that there's hope for restless souls.
Peace be with you until next week,
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