Whispers of Rest
“It’s about finding your spark again. To be the beloved. Just as you are.” ~ Bonnie Gray
I was bone-tired and that one phrase “finding your spark again” jumped off of the page.
Everything felt heavy, and anxiety was rearing it’s ugly head. Again.
I lost my spark.
And then, I started reading Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray.
“Whispers of Rest is a life-giving, forty-day devotional detox for your soul, far from the noise and demands of everyday life – refreshing your spirit with simple, powerful affirmations of God’s love, paired with intimate reflection questions and easy-to-enjoy practical challenges and tips.” ~ Bonnie Gray
Each day, I am able to spend a few minutes focusing on being still, and being loved. The challenges are fun and allow me to look for His beauty and experience His peace.
Here’s just one example:
After an already stressful day, we were in between soccer practices and decided to stop at a park. I sat in the car waiting, zoning out on social media. It did not refresh me or bring me peace. It rarely does.
I happened to look up and spotted a rose garden. I jumped out of the car with my phone and headed towards the beautiful display of color. I walked around quietly taking pictures of the flowers and watching the light paint the blooms bright. The sun started to set just as I was leaving. The challenge that day was to spend ten minutes in nature and by the time we left the park, I was smiling. Joy returned.
That was just one day.
This book is filled with 40 beautiful days of refreshment. It has helped me to be intentional to pause and experience His love. I’m paying attention to His beauty and His comfort. I’m being filled.
I’m getting my spark back!
Maybe like me, you’ve hit a wall of sorts and you’ve lost your spark? Are you longing to hear His whispers of rest? Maybe you need something that helps you to get quiet and still enough to listen? Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray is just what you need. Join us?
Visit www.whispersofrest.com for more information and be sure to check out the Book Club starting June 5th!
It’s time to get your spark back!
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
I love your review, Michelle. It’s so interesting to read the different insights bloggers share about Bonnie’s book. Her book is helping me, too, to be more “intentional to pause and experience His love.” As I have written in my review, God showed me His love and gave me back that spark through nature as well. May we together believe with all our hearts that we are His beloved! Love and hugs to you!
Thank you Trudy – I loved yours too! The pictures you take are incredible and I love that you share those moments. Blessings to you!