Resting Place

In leading Holy Barre, we desire for this ministry to be Spirit-led. As a planner, doer, and achiever, this has been a challenge but an amazing journey as this desire continually draws me back to the Father and gives me the freedom to not have a plan. And it’s so fun when He clearly lays out a plan for us like He did today.

This morning, the morning of our Holy Barre class, I woke up for my daily coffee and quiet time (YouVersion Reading Plan, emails, social media, day prep, etc.). In reading today’s devotional in the Bible Plan The Wellness Revelation 40-Day Journey, I copied and pasted this:

‘We much choose to receive and rest in that love so that when the storms come, we will remember and declare who is fighting for us!’

The Wellness Revelation 40-Day Journey

We must RECEIVE and REST in His love! If we are to have deep roots, stand firm, survive the storms, focus on posture, flourish in this season, and bear good fruit, we must receive and rest in His love! I then went back to Ephesians 3:14-19 and read it in The Passion Translation.

Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of His love will become your very source and root of your life.

Ephesians 3:17 TPT

Verse 17 in that translation this morning made me crave a time to receive and rest. I thought back on our last post from Amy about how tension hinders proper posture and movement. We must worship, release, and surrender any tension in order to truly receive and rest. On my phone I then saw today’s Verse of the Day image, and I smiled.

I reflected on our 40 Days of Faith, Focus, & Fitness and how we’ve added some many valuable opportunities yet not much rest. I looked at my schedule the past several weeks and didn’t find many moments of true receiving and resting. My soul longed for such a time.

So that’s what we did at Holy Barre. We moved and burned bright but in a posture of receiving and resting. We slowed our pace, we breathed deeply, we moved freely, and we connected beautifully in a time of worship and workout. And it left me in awe. And it ‘released His love deep inside me’. And it reminded me of ‘the resting place of His love’. It truly is ‘the very source and root of our lives’.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

I pray the women who filled the room today experienced something similar. And I pray each of you reading this make time to move freely and lightly, receiving and resting in Him. Here’s the link to today’s playlist, and if you don’t use Spotify, here are the songs below. Go now . . . receive and rest in His love!

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