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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.


Amen.

 

Peace be with you until next week,
Rusty McKie 
 

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If you're wondering, this is why I guide you to focus on your breath

If you missed last week’s article, check out Lessons from Death.


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