You are invited to join me and others in reading, Seeking Rest! I collaborated with my friend Joanne Sharp, Founder of EncourageHer, to write a 28 day devotional. We hope you join us in cultivating more rest in our days.
“Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
Does an abundant life sound like a dream life to you?! I believe God wants his children to prosper, flourish and be blessed in this life, and we find in the Bible, scripture after scripture, speaks this TRUTH!! As you read this post, I hope your faith grows and you are inspired to become a more disciplined believer.
So let’s dive right in…!
Daily Habits For Cultivating an Abundant Life:
Continually Praise God. Give God the credit HE deserves! When life is good, praise God! When life is hard, praise God! When life doesn’t make sense, praise God! It is so good to create and maintain a habit of praising and thanking God. Simple ways to apply this are: starting your day thankful to be alive, thanking God for you food at lunch time, praising God for your loved ones at dinner time, and going to bed thinking of All the blessings that will come.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, The name of the Lord is to be praised (with awe-inspired reverence).” Psalm 113:3
Keep Your Faith Strong. Being a person of faith means BELIEVING in who God says HE is and TRUSTING that HE will do what HE promised. Faith is a muscle and it needs daily training in order to grow. Praying, worshiping, reading your Bible, listening to sermons and surrounding yourself with other believers will help you increase your faith.
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrew 11:6
Pray ALOT. Prayer is what connects us to God. All day we have an inner dialogue happening, and a way to begin praying more often is to simply bring God into your thoughts. By saying – “God please show me your plan in this situation which I am thinking about” – you turn your thoughts into prayers! You can do this all day, with every situation you encounter. It is wise to get in the habit of bringing God into your thoughts and focusing your thoughts on God.
16 Rejoice always,17 pray without ceasing,18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Follow God’s Timeline. God’s timing is always PERFECT. Sometimes we can feel impatient, overwhelmed or confused by how our life is unfolding. This is why God invites us to develop a deep and mature relationship with HIM. When you have an intimate relationship with God, it is much easier to TRUST and FOLLOW HIS timeline. Understanding HIS heart and HIS will for your life will give you the confidence necessary to navigate the ups and downs of life.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” Ecclesiastes 3:1
I encourage you to choose one or two of the habits to focus on daily and build off that foundation! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you support and guidance as you add these new habit into your life. I can only imagine the shift that will happen in your life by simply adding a couple new habits!!! SO excited for you SISTER!!!
“v.21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”v.22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Today I was reminded that the season YOU are in now , supports your NEXT season. I want to encourage you to embrace your “fall” season of shedding the old – trust the process and KNOW – that what ever you let die away will only make more space for NEW LIFE to be born.