You don’t have to be perfect. Jesus whispers, Just let me love you today.
Sweet friend, how are you?
I wanted to tuck a love note for your soul this morning, as I also personally prepare to work on Book #3. It still feels scary as it was to write Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest and Whispers of Rest because parts of my heart that I’ve kept quiet that hasn’t been shared will be given a voice. But, I know from experience, that feeling is actually beautiful and important, because it tells me I’m about to share something real, vulnerable and of worth to God with you – because He wants me to confide and share these stories in a book to encourage you on our journey of faith. I’ll be sharing more of what I’m learning along the way, now that my boys are back in school, and I have my time at the writing desk again. 🙂
A LOVE NOTE FOR YOUR SOUL
Give yourself permission to feel the need to be loved and nurtured. You are surrounded by a beautiful, gentle love held in God’s heart for you that cherishes you, just as you are. This very moment.
Hear Jesus gently whisper to you —
“Do not worry about tomorrow.
Look at the wildflowers,
they do not toil.
Yet how beautifully I’ve made them…
How much more you mean to me —
than any of these?” Matt.6:26-29
Take a moment to really rest into this love in the remaining hours today. Imagine this love warming your heart like a amber sunset descending into the mountains with a glowing light.
Rest your soul into the very thought of Jesus quietly folding his hand into yours as He stands beside you at this sunset — and let go of whatever lies beyond your heart’s reach for today.
Trust that when tomorrow comes, God will inspire you with new words, opportunities, wisdom, or courage—to navigate any conversation, decision, dream, or unexpected trial or pain.
Let this quiet moment become a prayer. Rest into it, for Jesus is truly holding you close. He loves you unconditionally.
May this whisper of rest light your heart this weekend, sweet kindreds! I’m thinking of you and hope you feel as beautiful and beloved, as you truly are, this very moment. I’ve missed writing to you over the summer and I’m so grateful for you today.
SUMMER BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!
It’s a late summer book bundle GIVEAWAY of books by (in)courage writers, where I am a featured writer – and one person is going to win this whole stack, worth appx. $300! AMAZING! Yep, my book Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of Revitalizing Your Soul with God’s Love is in the stack!
TO ENTER: Go to my Instagram post to enter: (click here) https://www.instagram.com/p/B1WojeXhiYI/?igshid=xx70v33puy3y
To share about this fun giveaway with your friends on Facebook, click here!Here are the awesome titles included in this mega-stack!
(In)courage (A Moment to Breathe, Summer (in) the Psalms 40-Day Journal)
Holley Gerth (Hope Your Heart Needs)
Bonnie Gray (Whispers of Rest)
Kristen Strong (Back Roads to Belonging / Girl Meets Change)
Michele Cushatt (I Am)
Renee Swope (A Confident Heart Devotional)
Dawn Camp (With Love, Mom)
Mary Carver (Choose Joy)
Jen Schmidt Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (Just Open the Door)
Kaitlyn Bouchillon (Even If Not)
Aliza Latta (Come Find Me, Sage Parker)
Jennifer Dukes Lee (It’s All Under Control)
Anna Rendell (Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul / A Moment of Christmas)
Michelle Reyes (The Art of Taleh: The Gospel of John Revisited)
Lucretia Berry (What LIES Between Us Journal and Guide)
Dorina Gilmoer (Glory Chasers)
Good luck, and happy reading!
*Giveaway ends on TONIGHT 8/22/19 at 11:59pm Central time. Winner will be announced on the Instagram post.
I lift up my friend to you.
Reassure her with your peace and presence right now.
Comfort her if she feels uncertain about this journey
of being loved by you
as she chooses to rest and refresh her soul.
Fold her hand into yours, so she can relax into your embrace.
She doesn’t have to do a thing.
You understand her completely.
Help her to simply rest with you. As your beloved.
In your name, Amen.
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