It seems like such an easy concept, but for the majority of us, it's elusive and hard to come by these days. In what was a particularly exhausting season, the Lord graciously reminded me that only IN HIM is true rest found. Indeed, we are to rest in His timing, rest in His provision, rest in His sovereignty, rest in His grace, and rest in who He says we are as His beloved. Little did I know that believing this truth was the catalyst I so desperately needed to not just embrace the season in which I am, but to wholly welcome it with arms wide open. The breathtaking beauty of selah - rest - slowly made its way into my weary soul and began to sow its seeds of transforming grace and renewal.
However, if you're anything like me, adopting a posture of rest is hard! As I found myself facing a long recovery from surgery, I was forced to not just physically rest, but also to spiritually rest. This gentle song of selah has become the anthem of my soul. It has quieted my heart to be able to hear the truth from Psalm 46: that while the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake, the Lord is with us. I must simply rest in Him.
It was during these moments that gave birth to this jewelry nook and trade. Indeed, this little shop is more of a ministry than a trade. It blesses me each day with the reminder that you and I serve a big God and a God of HOPE. In both of my first languages, English and Spanish, each piece is named for either an attribute of God or something that He has actively done in my life. Each item is also made for and prayed for you specifically and intentionally. May you be encouraged, and may you know that you are SEEN and intimately known by the Creator of the galaxies. He cares for you.
In His Grip,