The hardest part of the wellness journey can be resting. So often, this world tells us to grind hard every day. The world looks down upon rest. However, it is nearly impossible to get well without resting.
This rest is not the one you are thinking of-this version of rest requires focus, concentration, and commitment. This version of rest can only be achieved at the feet of the Father. Your bed won’t cut it, that massage won’t do it, nor will a midday nap achieve the goal of resting.
Season 2 of “From Worn to Well: Becoming Whole for the Kingdom” breaks down this version of REST-Restoration, Expectation, Saturation, and Timelessness.
Listen closely: The Devil wants you to believe that you will always be bound by that diagnosis, that past mistake, the choices of your family, that perceived failure. He wants you to believe that God cannot restore, that He cannot revive, and that He cannot redeem. Satan wants you to believe that you will always be afflicted. We are here to tell you: He is a LIAR and incapable of telling the truth.
You, my beautiful sister, are an Overcomer! If you belong to the One who defeated death, Hell, and the grace-you have already won! By the power and authority of God through Jesus Christ, we declare and decree that your testimony is one of victory and not defeated. We declare that the promises of God are your portion, and we know that you are healed and set free in Christ.
The latest episode of our podcast, From Worn to Well, is dedicated to the Overcomer. Check out a snippet here:
It’s time to examine what’s in our cups. Not the cup that may be sitting in front of you but our spiritual cup, the one that’s constantly being depleted as you serve your family, friends, jobs, and communities. The one that may be sitting on empty if we haven’t taken the time to sit before the Father.
Remember Martha and Mary? (See Luke 10:38-42)
Let’s re-examine their story: Martha’s cup had to be on empty. Think about it? She was in front of Jesus and instead of sitting and soaking in all His glory, she cooked and cleaned. She did everything but enjoyed the presence of Jesus because her cup was filled with preconceived notions about how it is was more important to have a cleaned house than to spend time with the Lord. Had she examined her cup and enjoyed the Lord, she would have everything she needed in order to fulfill her duties of cooking and cleaning.
And let’s consider Mary-with all that had to be done to prepare for the ultimate guest, she chose to sit down and bask in His glory. Mary was preparing herself for the chores that had to be done by sitting at the feet of the Lord. She knew that in order to do what needed to be done, she had to soaking in the One who would give her the strength to do it all.
If we are all honest with ourselves, we probably identify more with Martha than Mary-but Mary was the wiser of the two. She recognized who she was in front of and she took hold of the moment to seek out the Master. Her cup was overflowing because she sought out the Living Water!
What’s in your cup? We took some time on the latest episode of “From Worn to Well” to explore what it takes to fill our cups. Check out this snippet:
Beloved sister, examine your cup. Is it dry to the bone? Is there a sticky residue of remnants of things that use to be in your cup? Or is it flowing with Living Water? We must take the time to fill ourselves so that we can pour out for the Father. We want our cups to be filled with life-giving, light-bearing, and sweet-tasting contents so that it is helpful to our loved ones and pleasing to the Father.
What are we listening to? What sound are we allowing to penetrate our spirit? What are we allowing to speak to our spirit?
These questions are explored in “From Worn to Well” first session of M.E. Time! This series is designed to help us pause for the cause, reflect on the goodness of the Lord, and to apply the Word of God to our lives.
Achieving mental wellness requires us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. We must be able to hear the voice of the Father at all time. The noises of this world cannot be greater than the beautiful sound of the Father.
It’s time to ensure that we hear our Father. It’s time to block out the sounds of this world. We must be able to hear the voice of the Father so that we can maintain a sound mind. The state of our mental health determines our ability to know what the Lord is saying to us. He is the One who transforms and renews our mind. He is the One who strengthens our spirit. He is the One who gives us peace.
It’s time examine what sound we allow to impact our mind, body, and spirit. Mighty woman of God, may you be moved, strengthen, and empowered by the sound of the Lord.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Often times, the Lord and Mental Health are discussed as two separate entities. As the One who created us, the Lord and mental health are one in the same! Firstly, we ALL have mental health. Secondly, and most importantly, the Word of God discusses mental health matters and the Lord cares greatly about the state of our mental health.
The Word says so:
Make no mistake about it, we are champions for Jesus and counseling. We also know that the state of our mental health cannot be transformed without Jesus! It is with Jesus that we become well-in mind, body, and spirit. And we understand this truth: “For by wise guidance you can wage your war, And in an abundance of [wise] counselors there is victory and safety.” Proverbs 24:6
On our podcast, “From Worn to Well”, we discuss achieving mental wellness with a clinical psychologist. Check out this snippet:
Mighty women of God, we no longer have to be ashamed of our mental health. We no longer have to be defined by a diagnosis or defined by people’s preconceived notions about mental health. Our mental health is at the feet of Jesus and with Him, we are on the journey to being well and whole!
The journey to well is one that is complicated, complex, and rewarding. Wellness is the promise of the King for His children. Remember the story of the woman at the well? She came to the well for natural water and left drinking on the Living Water. She came empty and left full, in so many ways. This woman found healing and purpose at the well.
Please take a few months and read her story: John 4:1-31. Her story is a beautiful example of how wellness is achieved in intimacy with Jesus Christ.
During our monthly podcast, From Worn to Well, we take some take some time to explore her story and share a glimpse into our wellness journey. Check out a snippet here:
Wellness is the Father’s desire for His daughters! We must pursue it relentlessly! We must obtain the blessing that the Father has for us!
We must repent, submit, and go and tell what the Lord has done for us! The enemy desires to see us hurt and ashamed, God forbid! We no longer have to live in shame, we no longer have to live in sin, and we no longer have to live in defeat.
As we become well, we can lead others to wellness, let’s run and speak this amazing truth: “Come and meet a man at the well who told me everything I’ve done! He could be the One we’ve been waiting for.” The Passion Translation
Let us be compelled to meet the Lord at the well and watch how we become well!
The fight wears us out! The ongoing spiritual warfare we face can be downright exhausting. We are in need of revival…
Sister, take some time to get revived so that you can continue to endure the fight ahead! In the Lord, we become prepared to press on. In His strength, we can stand armored up against the fiery darts of the enemy. In Christ alone, we are revived! We must engage in warfare from a well-rested place.
This month’s “From Worn to Well” podcast focuses on becoming revived, you can check it out here: We Need A Revival! While my podcast partner had to be away this month, the message still had to go forth!
A.C.T now to get revived and get back in the fight, victory awaits!
‘Tis the season, right? This season is usually full of shopping, family, cleaning, and yummy food-rarely does rest come into the equation. Even though many job places are intentional about giving employees time off, school shuts down, and many operations cease during this time-rest is rarely on the agenda.
Mighty warrior, the rest of the world may be hustling and bustling during this time but we cannot afford to do so. Everything we do, must be from a place of rest. The enemy wants to see us weary and worn! When wearied, we become reckless with our words, our quiet time disappears, and we become less compassionate.
Our victory is obtained through resting in our Savior, the One who won the battle for us. Being rested means abiding in the risen Savior. Resting is choosing to focus on Him instead of the newest and shiniest material possession. Resting in Jesus is less about having the nicest decorations and more about savoring time with loved ones. Rest is functioning from love instead of obligation.
Being well-rested is a powerful tool in our spiritual warfare! We are able to hear the Lord better, able to focus more, and we are able to operate from a place of wisdom.
We talk about rest on our newest podcast! Check out a snippet here:
As you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, let’s commit to focusing on this powerful promise of the Lord: “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.” Matthew 11:28-29 TPT
Trying to figure out the age old question of “who am I?” can be downright exhausting. We tend to look to our left and to our right to answer that question. But sister, it is time to look up. The Lord of Lords and the King of Kings has already answered that question for us! Firstly, let’s look to the Word:
And lastly, check out our newest episode on our podcast “From Worn to Well”: Who Am I?
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