scripture meditation and self-care

“Be still, and know that I am God” —– Psalm 46:10

The words “be still” come from the Hebrew term raphah, which also translates to words like: cease and let alone (go, down).

So, at the center of life’s daily race and bustle, stillness is about letting go—surrendering and taking a little more time for you!

Why is this necessary?

Stillness equips us to better manage stress. While short-term stress can be beneficial, studies have shown that extended exposure to stress can have an adverse effect on our immune system and well-being. Yet essentially, the more balance we seek in our lives, is the less likely we are to be negatively affected by stress.

 And both scripture meditation and self-care can help to support this alignment.

When it comes to Meditation, the word meditate means “to engage in contemplation or reflection.” In fact, the Hebrew word for meditate—hagah, also translates to words like murmur, ponder, speak, imagine and study.

Meditation provides physiological benefits, but also benefits to the mind that improve the way we function in our everyday lives. And making scripture the foundation of our meditation practice, yields many advantages:

  • God’s Word is like food (1 Peter 2:2-5)—it feeds and sustains. 
  • His Word also molds us from the inside-out (2 Timothy 3:16-17); even the Holy Spirit has the power to transform us (2 Corinthians 3:18). 
  • Also, Jesus told us that His Word liberates the believer (John 8:31-32). 

And still, God’s Word offers us so much more…

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105

 

But then, let’s not forget about self-care…

Generally, self-care is more or less an extension of stillness that further facilitates well-being. In fact, what makes self-care so necessary, is that it doesn’t just benefit you. Ultimately, the people in all areas of your life profit from your well-being. This is because your me-time is your moment to check-in, sustain and/or recharge; it can also be tailored to your general interests and actually doesn’t require as much time and effort as one would think. Basically, the main advantage of regular self-care is that it supports a work-life balance.

And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. – Mark 6:30-31

Essentially, this workshop is all about yielding to more time to ourselves, despite having a busy or hectic schedule. And each day, as we decrease into these moments and surrender more to God’s Word, we can return and become more rooted, while continuously encountering greater and healthier aspects of God’s unfailing love for us. 

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  – Lamentations 3:22-24


Workshop Details

Stillness and Me-Time is an individual-paced workshop exercise.

It includes:

Tools for habitually seeking more stillness in your life.

It will encourage you to:

  • Have an intimate experience with declaring and meditating on scripture for sustenance, balance and continued renewal. 
  • Grow daily in the will of God.

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An additional offer… 

This inspirational, Stillness Exercise Booklet offers daily biblical tools to make your meditation and me-time more time-effective and enjoyable, including:

  • A worksheet for selecting appropriate scripture to use during your meditation.
  • A meditative and creative scripture exercise.
  • and more…

You’ll also receive the workshop files.

 


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