Day 10: Finding Spiritual Whitespace

Quiet doesn’t always mean silence. Quiet is a desire. A listening of the soul. To be available – vulnerable – asking – sharing questions – doubts – wants – needs.

Quiet is making room to receive.

Quiet moments can come when you least expect them.  They are fleeting glimpses – taps on your shoulder – to let you know God is whispering to you –

I am near.

I love you.

I am thinking of you.

Sharing more words today from Bonnie Gray’s blog post (Day10 of her 21 Days of Rest blog tour). Read more on the quest for rest by following the link to her blog or by picking up her book: Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest.

Fully Receive

Awakening our hearts … making room to fully receive … definitely some ideas to think about as we all attempt to get through our to-do lists and jam-packed schedules.

Why is it that we find it so hard to allow ourselves some time for quiet … stillness … peace … refreshment?

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under the trees  on a summer’s day, listening to
the murmur of water, or watching the clouds
float across the blue sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
Sir John Lubbock, The Use of Life

Clouds

If you’re also reading Bonnie’s book, please share some of your favorite lines or you own discoveries. How is the book speaking to you? How are you making time for quiet and rest?

“The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

21 Days of Rest: Finding Spiritual Whitespace

 

AHA Moments

I recently finished my first read through Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonne Gray, but will be continuing to work with the book and will still be adding photos and quotes in the days ahead. Meanwhile, I have started another book AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything by Kyle Idleman, which I am reading as part of a neighborhood group study that starts next week. So, as I uncover personal revelations, “aha” moments, or other words or elements that intrigue me, you will be seeing some posts from that book on my blog as well. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Tonight, just to kick things off, I’m posting a little something that describes “AHA” as used in this book.

A God-Given Moment

The author makes some interesting points in the first chapter using The Parable of the Prodigal Son that I will write about later. Let me know if you have already read this book and what you think. Or, if you plan to read it, I hope you’ll follow along with me and share your thoughts.

Meanwhile, have a blessed evening (or day, depending on when you are reading this). 🙂