I’m here with a challenge for you all. I’m here to share some sunshine. And I’m here to tell you all to take a break. Take a break, relax. Breathe.
It doesn’t have to be now. It doesn’t have to be in the next hour. You can stay at your desk or layered in blankets on the couch. But we are all called to rest and relax before our Lord. He knows when we need relaxation and a break. He loves it when we just sit still and take in His creation, our life!
So, today, think of a pretty place. For me, it’s the beach. Make plans to see those pretty places. Or to go to a different place where you can truly relax and escape daily frustrations or daily norms.
So let’s be still. And soak up some sunshine. Soak up some of His word. He’s in this place. Right now, I’m listening to “Word of God Speak” by MercyMe. And this line is simply beautiful: “Please let me stay and rest in your holiness.”
Here’s another quote I love during the summertime or when I want to truly marvel in the Lord’s creation and love where I am today.
For me, relaxing means taking in a good book or reading in any form. It means balance between rest and movement. Exploring new things: taking a dive into the pool or running around on the beach at night taking pictures with my family. It means feeling the wind in my hair, knowing that I can’t see God but I can feel His love.
So I challenge you all to find how you can ultimately relax, take a breath and feel God’s love all around you. Change is good. Taking a break is good. It’s summertime: the ultimate time for sunshine in your life!
I hope you all are having a great week full of awesome memories, productivity, good conversations and summertime love. Let me know how you take a break this week and what it feels like!