31 Days of Biblical Truths, Devotionals

How Do You Saturate Your Down Time?

Stop! Breathe in. Refresh. And… go.

Did you receive what you needed in that instant of rest? Did the self-care flicker of time re-energize you? Was your me-moment just on time?

Our culture is saturated with self-care junctures, me-time, and brain breaks that we are seeking any thing that grasps at moments away from reality. Reality is too filled with to-do lists, work schedules, family duty, and fellowship gatherings that our rest seems fleeting. We are grasping at excuses for longer coffee breaks and mindless cat videos to break from the pounding of life.

Are we searching in the right place for the right moment to recharge our batteries? Do we pass our faith over in order to shut off life for the sake of how the popular crowd does it?

Matthew 6:32-33 ESV

For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

When we seek God first, the rest will fall into place. Sometimes it seems too hard to stay focused in prayer or Scripture. Our minds wander and then we feel our break was wasted. Nothing seems accomplished. No extra caffeine was consummed, no power nap was accomplished, and no photo ops at the duck pond ensued. Me-time was nil because our focus on the Lord’s provision was wasted by a wandering mind.

How do we do a heart check instead of a brain break? How do we remember to seek the Lord first? Is there a way to focus on goodness to get us the rest we need so we’re not seeking out social media worthy stories of our down time?

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Adjust where your delight comes from. His love, grace, mercy, supply, and sovereignty is all we truly need. When we see His grace throughout all of our moments and not just the quick, quiet ones, we will dwell in delight. He will provide for you in all instances. Truth empowers us.

Adjust where your delight comes from. His love, grace, mercy, supply, and sovereignty is all we truly need. Share on X

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