I’m so excited to guide you this week to commence our six week journey by means of Lent! In today’s weblog post, you will:
- Study this week’s Lent Reflection: Like is a Journey (Intro to Lent)
- Discover HOW TO’s: How to Participate in the Whispers of Rest Soul Care Lent Series
HOW TO’s: Whispers of Rest Soul Care Lent Retreat
Initial, right here are five strategies to take pleasure in this Soul Care Lent I’ve ready for you!
1. 📹Watch my Whispers of Rest Lent Reflection FB Reside! just about every Monday at 9am PST in my Private FB Group. I’ll do a new FB Reside! to inspire your week. Share your Ah-ha moments. Replay offered. This FB Group is only for Newsletter Subscribers. (Subscribers, click right here to join. Not a subscriber? Sign up right here for access.)
two. 💛Watch the “Introduction to Lent” Video in the FB Group. It is significant you watch this video very first, good friends!
three. 📖Study my 40day devotional Whispers of Rest just about every day, to really feel God’s adore and peace, to rest and refreshed.
This Lenten Retreat is most potent if you study along with my 40-day book, so you can do the hands-on soul care guidelines, Scripture, stories, scientific research & prayers that helped me spark joy & expertise God’s peace throughout a stressful time in my life. So get a copy of Whispers of Rest, if you do not have 1 however. (click to study evaluations that readers posted on Amazon!)
Crucial: Study this loving devotional at your personal pace. Some study 1 devotional just about every other day or 1 a week. Do what feels restful to you!
four. 💛 *NEW* Get me as your Virtual Soul Care Rest Mentor! Get the Soul Care Package!
It is so a great deal much easier to let God adore you when you have somebody cheering you on! In my genuine life, I meet with girls 1-1 and in tiny groups as their Soul Care Rest Mentor to aid them rest and spark joy once more, guiding them to place into practice God’s adore to nurture themselves, as they hear His whispers of rest.
Now, I can also cheer you day-to-day also! How? I developed a lovely NEW 40day Soul Care Guide eBook known as “You’re Worth Loving”, exactly where I give you day-to-day adore notes as your virtual Soul Care Mentor to practice soul care with God. I invite you to a uncomplicated concentrate each day to rest and prioritize your wellbeing. Not only that, I add a mixture of sources: videos, podcasts, and reflection coloring pages into the ebook. (Psst, I even hired a filmmaker that worked for the corporation that filmed the Oscars, mainly because I wanted you to really feel rest by merely seeing God’s beauty in nature, by filming videos in six unique lovely nature places.)
I developed this as a potent companion resource to Whispers of Rest. I’m SO excited to announce this Soul Care Package: a lovely NEW 40day Soul Care Guide eBook known as “You’re Worth Loving”, six teaching videos, six prayer podcasts, Scripture coloring pages – and access to a Self-Paced On line Book Club! Click right here to get the Whispers of Rest Soul Care Resources Package! I priced it incredibly low, mainly because I want absolutely everyone to get it!
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five. 🌷 Study my weekly weblog reflections on Lent.
I will give a A single Word Lent Reflection every single week top up to Easter. Let’s do that now. Quiet your heart. Have a journal prepared to capture your ah-ha’s. Or merely close your eyes and rest into what ever God has for you currently.
Today’s Lent Reflection: Like is a Journey
We commence our very first step into Lent Soul Care Series with this A single Word:
Like is a journey.
This is what our six week journey of Lent is about. To give Jesus SPACE to adore us. Our Soul Care Lent is a journey to join Jesus on his journey – to see how a great deal Jesus loves us.
And as we are filled and touched by that adore, we let that adore to move us to take action to REST AND Acquire God’s adore.
So quite a few occasions we only pray with our minds by asking God to give us peace and adore. But, we want open our hearts to TAKE ACTION, to essentially make alternatives to let God adore us.
We let adore in when we pick to rest and pick factors that can spark our joy and give us peace. This is tough, mainly because it is much easier to just retain undertaking for other individuals.
We really feel we have to earn our goodness. We have to earn our correct to rest and refresh. Otherwise we really feel guilty. We are afraid of other individuals whose adore is conditional, for whom we have to function for, to acquire acceptance and approval.
But, this is not how Jesus loves us. Let’s see how Jesus beings his journey to the cross, soon after he mentioned –
“Jesus knew that the time had come
for him to leave this globe and go back to the Father.
Having loved his own who have been in the globe,
He loved them to the finish.” John 13:1
Do you know what Jesus did to show that adore soon after He says these words?
Listen. God’s Words For You. Like is a journey.
Jesus likely felt so troubled and however, the ideal way He could consider of to commit the final evening with each other was to — wash their feet.
CLOSE YOUR EYES
Close your eyes and think about Jesus — in the midst of all your worries and preoccupation — quietly take off his robe, standing close to you, roll up his sleeves, drop to the floor and appear into your eyes.
See him reaching out his hand, his fingers relaxed, prepared to wash your feet, if you’d let him.
He desires to be so close to you. He’s brought a warm basin of water, scented with drops of jasmine and eucalyptus. He desires you to loosen up, sit down and be at rest.
How does it really feel to be so close to Jesus, with Him so tenderly concerned to take care of you?
Jesus invites you to lean into him and see the dream that flashed in his heart as he carried the cross: it is his dream of you, as his fingertips traced the outline of your face and carved the shape of your heart — in the secret location. This dreams came accurate the moment he drew close and breathed in you. And heard your heart beat.
Our #OneWordLent Prayer Currently: Like
Let’s pray in this quiet moment —
You really feel my heartache.
You hear my heart beat.
You chose me then.
Assistance me think you nonetheless chose to adore me today. As is.
Stroll this journey with me.
Just like you promised.
Lord, I want you. Currently.
SOUL CARE CHALLENGE:
This week is an introduction, to prepare you to enter into Lent Week #1 starting subsequent Monday, March 11 (there are six weeks we will journey with each other, ending on Easter week) this what I invite you to do:
1. Hold the Image of Jesus kneeling close subsequent to you, wanting you to sit and let him wash your feet.
two. Create Jesus a Letter.
How does Jesus becoming so close to you, kneeling, longing to see you rest, to touch your feet, to soothe you – how does it make you really feel? Share this with Jesus by writing him a letter.
Dear Jesus, it tends to make me really feel _____ to think about you wanting to adore me, take care of me, and stopping to just loosen up with you.
Peter mentioned, No way, Jesus. You can under no circumstances wash my feet. But, Jesus mentioned, ” “Unless I wash you, you have no aspect with me.” John 13:eight
Envision Jesus gently hunting into you eyes. Do you really feel the way Peter does? What does Jesus whisper to you?
Jesus desires to GIVE YOU the rest and refreshment you extended for and want.
Jesus desires to gently, lovingly brush the dirt off your feet. He desires to take all the dirt from the brokenness of life we choose up – the anxiety of expectations, the brokenness we carry on our backs, our doubts and fears
Jesus desires it all, so he can touch these painful, tired, weary locations with His adore.
But, you have to make the option to let Jesus adore you. You have to sit down. You have to cease. You have to rest.
three. Do anything restful and refreshing to you and let Jesus to wash your feet. What does that imply?
For our Soul Care Lent, this is what it signifies to let Jesus wash your feet:
Take time to rest
Take time to refresh
Do anything that provides you peace
Do anything that tends to make you really feel adore
Delight in anything that tends to make you really feel comforted.
What is 1 factor loving and restful to you that you can take pleasure in currently? Envision Jesus loving you, as He is undertaking it with you. For he is.
Pull up a chair. Share on the weblog.
Pull up a chair. Share what ever God has touched your heart in this reflection. Click right here to share a comment on the weblog.
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�o you know a pal who would adore some rest and refreshment? Share this weblog post with her. And you can study Whispers of Rest with each other! I’m undertaking Lent Soul Care Retreat absolutely free as a present to our neighborhood. Let’s get as quite a few girls on this journey!
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