Embracing Rest in a Society of Overextension

October 28, 2020

Embracing Rest in a Society of Overextension

Embracing Rest In A Society Of Overextension

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness, and trust forever.
Isaiah 32:17

Embracing rest in a society of overextension is our theme for the Wheatful Wednesday devotionals this November. As we prepare for a new month ahead, during a year none of us could have predicted, I want to take a moment to prepare our hearts.

Most of us are either in one bucket or the other.
1. I've had SO MUCH time at home this year.
2. I haven't stopped showing up to work (outside my home) and have not experienced this home quarantine others speak of.

I want us to think about which bucket we fall under for a moment. Got it? Put it on the bench, sister. When we see the word "rest" most of us think of downtime, which is often associated with being home. I think God is calling us to a different kind of rest this November.
  1. Brittany, how can you move at my pace vs. the worlds?
  2. Where are you finding me and stilling your heart?
  3. When are you allowing me to fill your tank for the adversity you will face today?
  4. What matters MOST to you?
  5. WHO matters to you?
These are the questions I'm asking myself as I enter a new month. Can I encourage you to write down your personal answers to these questions too?

We have been issued an invitation to STILL OUR SOULS. Are we doing this well? Are we acknowledging the practical ways we can prioritize rest? It doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can simply be the next right small thing to live a full life that matters. What is one practical practice you can implement in your days the rest of this week? Here are a few ideas:
  • Arrive to work 5 minutes early to give yourself a quiet moment of prayer in the car before you get out
  • Spend 2 more minutes in the shower taking deep breaths and practicing a grateful heart
Our God created us to need Him. How will we choose to still our hearts today to make sure we don't miss the opportunity to find Him?

Britt Goff

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Britt Goff, the founder of W&HC and host of the Wheatful Woman Podcast, believes the power of authentic community can change the lives of women when they show up and share their stories for the purpose of connecting with and empowering women just like them. She set out as an entrepreneur to encourage women in their faith by equipping them with study tools and real relationships. When Britt isn't leading women, you can find her in Grapevine, TX with her husband, Michael, and golden retriever, Tucker.





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