Up to this point, we have discussed how being “Soul Weary” will manifest itself in our lives and 5 possible warning signs.
We have talked about how to be a, “Mary in a Martha World” and the importance of seeking God in a chaotic world and taking that time to sit at Jesus’ feet.
We also explored how we see God in relationship to our lives, “Do You Have a Healthy God Image?” Do you see Him as a loving Father or a mean task-master?
Before taking practical steps toward soul care I would encourage you to scroll ahead and read the previous posts mentioned above I believe they will inspire and encourage you in your pursuit of peace and serenity!
PRACTICAL STEPS TO SOUL CARE
~Choose a special place in your house that you can be your special retreat spot. It can be a quiet place with a chair, it can be your bedroom, it can be your front porch or back porch. Whatever spot you
choose be sure it’s quiet and secluded away from distractions.
~Don’t get caught up in what time of day to have your quiet time. If you not a morning person that’s ok. Maybe the best time for you to de-compress from the day is at night. We are all
in seasons of our lives with babies to high-schoolers, empty-nesters or maybe we are single or care-taking an elderly parent. It’s ok, God loves you no matter what time of day you seek Him for your soul
~Close your eyes and breathe deeply in and out and then repeat. Imagine you are breathing in God’s love while exhaling the worries and concerns of the day or even day before. Sit quietly for a few
moments just breathing. I don’t know about you but sometimes I forget to breathe or I find myself holding my breath. Breathe in the love of God deeply.
~Choose one of your favorite devotional books to read. I love “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young or choose a bible verse to meditate upon. Read it then read it again. Ask God to speak to you through
the words. Is there anything He would like to teach you through the reading or scripture?
~ DON’T COMPLICATE IT! Keep it simple, quiet, meditative. Ask God to renew your soul and breathe new life into you.
~The last step is to just enjoy. Have a cup of tea or coffee with you, light a candle. Sit at the feet of Jesus and let Him renew your weary soul. Make this a daily habit and I promise that you will
experience a peace that passes all understanding.