In our spiritual lives, stillness is important – especially in light of all the beeps and buzzes. Because we too often traverse life in a rush, it takes slowing down for a few minutes before our minds clear enough to think and reflect well. It’s not that you need total silence, though that can help, but you do need to remove distractions. Sometimes when I take time to ponder, I will put on quiet instrumental music, turn off my phone, shut down my computer, and intentionally spend a block of time thinking and reflecting. And it’s hard. My mind races with things left undone. I crave distraction. But pausing to ponder is worth it.
I need time to press pause on life in order to be still and reflect on the day, God’s Word, and all Jesus is doing in and through my life. And through such times, I usually feel refreshed and I find I often have greater clarity and vision for the future. As I ponder Scripture, I discover insights I previously rushed over. And pausing to ponder causes my delight and love for Jesus to increase.
I invite you to join the Sisters of the Crown Leaders for Selah beginning next week.
Your Sacred Pause Awaits! Each Monday in August check your inbox for our special Selah e-mail with resources to guide you into a sacred pause. The team has been looking forward to August because we know God is planning something very special for His daughters as we are all in a season of preparation. Please join us on this adventure as we take a sacred pause.
This Week's Podcast:
Today on Crowned, we visit with Teresa Mossburg, a fellow sister who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She and her husband have suffered from the traumatic effects of substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental and emotional issues with their children. Teresa shares her story to give hope to those who are walking in their shoes. Read Teresa's Coronation Story
This Week's Blog:
I have been reading Havilah Cunnington’s book, “I Do Hard Things.” The title sounded empowering and I know that I can shy away from hard things, so I knew this would be a good read for me. In it, she states that when we are in pain, we don’t dream, and that when we don’t dream, we can’t authentically live. I immediately understood this statement when I read it, because I have lived it.