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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Nov 10, 2022

Episode Summary:

Life is busy. There always seems to be more to do than time to do it. We often miss the special moments because we rush through life. Resting allows us to savor those moments. If you struggle to rest effectively so that you can refill and refuel, this episode is for you! Marci Siether shares the art of how to rest effectively.

Quotables from the episode:

  • We often miss the special moments because we rush through life. Resting allows us to savor those moments.
  • Resting is often about pacing and prioritizing…like the difference between sprinting versus running a marathon—those runners don’t start off at the same pace. We need to pace ourselves, with moments of rest so we can make it through the things that must be done.
  • If we don’t take time to come to a full rest and refuel, we end up “bleeding out” on ourselves and those around us.
  • Too often we reserve rest and relaxation for vacation because we feel guilty for resting. But God offers us rest as a gift.
  • We need to give ourselves buffer in our lives to create margin, which reduces our stress when things don’t go as planned.
  • We need rest, we deserve rest, and we will be more productive for taking time to rest.
  • Rest is something God set as an example for us from the beginning. It isn’t something that we HAVE to is something that refills and refuels us. When we don’t fully is like the lesson of the bell ringer.. that knows an unsilenced bell allows the sound to “bleed’.
  • Don’t wait. Put it on the calendar. Take time and MAKE time to set apart a moment to rest. Rest and peace are often interchangeable. In a world so desperate for peace..set the pace in your own heart, with your own family. Whether it is at the cabin on a lake or on the back porch with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee. Take time to rest in the Lord today.
  • Peace and patience go hand in hand.

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 62:1-2 NIV “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”  
  • Matthew 11:28-29 NIV “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give your rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
  • John 14:27 NIV “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  

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Marci Seither’s writing career began after her humor article was published in a small-town newspaper over twenty years ago. Since then, she has authored two books and hundreds of articles for local papers as well as Guideposts, Focus on the Family, and Clubhouse Magazine. Her biggest joy, besides being married to John for 37 years and raising six kiddos is spending time with her grandkids in the kitchen.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson