Last week my daughter Madison was on break from school and she wanted us to take her to the Arizona State Fair. While we were there, I saw this massive Ferris Wheel with enclosed compartments.
So when I sat down to write this blog, Actively Resting in Faith, I asked God to help me write, and he showed me the image of the Ferris Wheel and how it represents this very subject.
So let's start with the meaning of the phrase "active rest".
"Active rest is sometimes referred to as active recovery, which is like going for a swim the day after a tough workout. ...active rest means you are improving your body and recovering during the workout, not just after."
It is vital to our spiritual health that we learn how to Actively Rest after we've been through some tough stuff. -AND not just actively rest by itself, BUT Actively Rest in Faith.
Actively Resting in Faith means that you are still moving, but not enough to put strain on your spirit and soul.
Practically speaking, Actively Resting in Faith after you've been through a painful situation or circumstance means you aren't hiding out in your house.
It means you are doing simple acts to share your faith; smile at the cashier or people you pass by, pray for someone, give someone a hug who needs it, encourage someone....you see, these are simple ways to stay engaged and connected to God while you are recovering.