A Warm Invitation to Just Breathe

‘Tis the season for parties and shopping and gift wrapping and baking and commitments and obligations and stress upon stress and entirely too long to-do lists. But before you feel overwhelmed…

…Here’s a Warm Invitation To Just Breathe

Let’s commit to make time for a daily holy pause throughout the month of December. Let’s sip a cup of tea, open our Bibles, and allow ourselves to breathe. Rest in Him. Allow Him to fill us so we’ve got something to give. Let’s ask the Lord to give us grace to pursue Him. Let’s allow our hearts to be quiet and still and breathe in His presence.


Lord, my heart longs to remain closely connected to Yours before the holiday crazy starts and especially once it is underway. Will you please give me grace to make time for a daily holy pause? Help me to just breathe and to rest in You. Fill me with Your love, joy, peace, grace, and with Your very presence.  Enable me, by Your grace, to allow myself time so that my heart can rest in You, and may my heart be calm and focused.

As I pour out to others, refill me, Lord. I lift to You my schedule, my commitments, and my to-do list. Fill me with energy and stamina to accomplish the things that are most important, and give me wisdom to let go of the things that are not.

Speak to my heart. Give me ears to hear what Your Spirit is saying. Help me not to rush around in distraction mode, zooming past the reason for the season, but to choose the one most important thing—to spend time with You. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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1 comment:

Melissa Henderson said...

I woke up to a busy day and a long "to do" list. I needed your message. Thank you so much for reminding me to rest in Him and just breathe. :-)

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