Based on your feedback, the Pause to Reset Newsletter will now be sent to you every Monday morning to help you ground yourself in Christ at the start of your week. Feel free to return to this practice throughout the week as often as you like.
Today, let's focus on God's Rescue.
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, "You rescue me..."
- As you breathe out, think, "... because you delight in me" (Psalm 18:19).
Second, ponder your inner world.
Process the following with Jesus:
- Who/what is threatening me right now?
- Ask Jesus to rescue you in the specific ways you need.
Third, prepare to love others.
Ask Jesus to help you answer the following:
- How can I live into my identity as a conqueror this week? (Romans 8:35-37)
- Who in my life is experiencing oppression and needs my help this week?
A closing prayer:
Jesus, I wake up every day in need of your rescue. I need deliverance today from those who seek my harm, from my sinful desires, unbelief, and domineering lies. Your Word is true — that we need your rescue from Satan, sin, self, and death.
Thank you that you rescue me because you delight in me. Help me trust your delight to permeate everything I think, feel, desire, and do this week. Motivate me with your love to help those in need around me. Make my every word and deed a vehicle for your loving rescue.
Peace be with you until next week,
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