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3 Effective Ways to (Actually) Embrace a Rhythm of Rest

By: Bobi Ann Allen
Is it just me or is genuine rest elusive?
There is an angst deep within me for my mind to slow down and my soul to breathe. Do you feel it? An ache for contentment and room for God to move in your life?
This yearning is evidence of God at work in your life. He is drawing you into a lifestyle and rhythm of rest.
There are and always will be seasoned haired schedules and scores of demands. They shouldn't be ours all the time. They should be seasonal and sporadic.
Living a rhythm of rest is counter cultural and just plain hard. The world functions at break-neck speed and choosing anything different is considered weird.
And there you have it-experiencing a rhythm of rest will require choices so contrary to our culture, it will at first seem awkward and dicey.
Embracing a rhythm of rest is ACTUALLY possible. Here are three ways you can...

Renew

The word for this month is: Renew.  Miriam Webster's dictionary defines this word: to make like new:  restore to freshness, vigor and or perfection: to make like new spiritually.  This summer we are praying that you will experience a renewal in your walk with the Lord.  Maybe you don't need a complete do over but just a refresher from the Holy Spirit!  We are praying for ministry families around the world who love the Lord and desire to serve Him with all of their heart!  We are asking the Holy Spirit to infuse with power to live through the darkness, find strength in your weakness and to complete the task that our mighty God has called you!  We are asking that as you are obedient - He will renew you.  In and through your woundedness you would hear only His voice.  As you confess, as you seek, as you completely surrender anything He asks...