Elijah ran hard and fast.
Fearing the threat of Jezebel, he knew he had to get out of Dodge, err… Israel.
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What would a flourishing life look like for you? Take a moment and imagine…
Instead of surviving your days, you savor each moment. You pour into the lives of others, and it’s a joy, not a chore. And every hour, you are deeply, dazzling aware of God’s love and presence.
God intends this flourishing life for you. And it can start today.
I did this last week and was so relaxed and found joy in the silence, talked to God all day and was overwhelmed when he answered me.
I’ll joyfully join you this week.
Be blessed and be a blessing <3
“Found joy in the silence” -That’s exactly what I experienced. Thanks for joining me, Gina.
I have felt this nudge myself recently…I will join in!
Hug to you, friend.
I haven’t been doing the summer Bible study but have been working through Margret’s book Wonderstruck with a friend. We both read the book last summer but felt it was time to take another look. I have been processing chapter 4 on Rest and also struggling with the idea of taking regular Sabbath times. Thank you for this challenge. I’m going to give it my best shot. Our church is getting ready for VBS next week and other summer plans so I find myself thinking how can I take a rest right now but then that “whisper” says Yes, this is the perfect time. Praying that God will speak to me through this next week and I look forward to coming back and hearing all that God has done in others lives through this time away. May we hear, see, and experience that still small voice in ways we never have before. Thank you Margret!
I prayed for you this week, Alethia!
I take a social media rest every Sunday. My Sabbath’s are without email, wifi, internet, etc… They have always been special days, but now I enjoy them even more since I began feeling called to this weeks ago.
Love this idea for this week! (WOW..an entire week!!! A little nervous of all the “work” I’ll come back to after the week is over, but it sounds wonderful.)
I love the Sunday’s off rule, Joy. I may have to implement that!
I usually take a day off on the Sabbath, but this week I’m joining you because I’ve felt a nudging to do more with listening to God and being aware in His presence. See you next Monday!
Sweet Sherrey- How was your week of silence?
I am looking forward to joining in this week. I really need help to focus on our wonderful Lord and Savior but this is so worth the time. God bless you for the idea and let His name be praised.
Hug to you, Karen.
Margaret, this word feels very much like a Holy Spirit nudge and I sense the need to join you for a one week social media fast. My #oneword365 is ‘listen’ and I’m very much aware how challenging it has been to listen well to God over the last few months. So I am trying to listen to the ‘nudge’, with full awareness that it is not a punishment but a privilege to take time out to allow God to speak more clearly to us. Social media can be great fun, likewise writing and blogging. But they can be insatiable monsters too, draining time, energy and vitality. In drawing aside with deliberation we will create sacred space for God to speak with far less distraction than before. And who wouldn’t want that? Count me in! 🙂
Ooh I love that word, Joy. “Listen” Something we all could do more of!
Something about this resonates deep within me. Can I take a week off social media even though my photography site launches tomorrow? Yes. In fact – I’m ecstatic to do it! God’s blessed me so sweetly these past few days, I just know we’re going to have a wonderful week together.
Thanks for the gentle nudge, Margaret!
PS: if you see any tweets – they’re being buffered and set up today. After today – I’m off until the 7th!
Celebrating your faithfulness, Felecia. Can’t wait to see your new site!
Every week for a few I had written in my noted journey about “silence”
That one word kept popping up.
I had asked God to brakedown the barriers. On 6/10 I began to notice the stillness was like a white page
I began to organize my surroundings.
I turned off the tv. I stopped writing emails. It’s just like Jesus went before me and paved the way!!!
Isaiah 43:4 Eph 3:17 all I can say : this Bible study has opened volumes of unspeakable love and calm I have ever experienced. I’ll be on the silence journey with you all see you 7/7 thank you Margaret and team!!
Rejoicing with you, Mae.
I did do that in April -to May this year. A whole month of sabbatical – it was wonderful.
I have also found that if I let myself only near the computer for select amounts of time I get more done.
Have a blessed Spiritfilled week.
A whole month off? That sounds lovely.