This journey of cultivating a heart at rest has been one of the most challenging, yet freeing adventures I have ever been on. Trying to discover what this rest Jesus promises looks like in everyday life has brought such freedom. Letting go of my plans and receiving His grace, looking for ways to bring rest to my weary soul. To live the life God designed for us, to be fully alive, we have to pursue rest. Carving out time each day so we can freshly surrender to the Lord and receive His rest.
Paul wrote, ‘Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day” 2 Cor. 4:16. We must make a habit of creating space for our soul to breathe and rest.
Bonnie Gray in her book, “Finding Spiritual Whitespace” calls it spiritual whitespace: “a creative way of spending time with God to slow down and feed your soul, to rejuvenate and enjoy soul rest.”
One of my creative ways, is by taking time midafternoon almost each day and enjoying a cup of coffee. On warm days I go outside and enjoy God, free to be me without the children and without feeling the need to be functional. Sometimes I take a book but most days I just sit and listen to the silence.
Recently, my daughter has been spoiling me and making iced lattes to enjoy instead of a plain coffee. She wanted me to share this recipe on my blog. This is the ideal recipe for spring and summer. She does not simply make a hot latte and pour it over ice, which results in a water down drink. No, she has perfected an ice latte with result of a smooth, rich, sweet drink that is also a snap to make. No special coffee equipment needed!
Cold-Brewed Iced Latte
*coffee of your choice
*French Vanilla creamer
Grab a cup and fill with ice. Add a half of tablespoon of Agave.
Grab another small cup and whisk together 1 tablespoon of French Vanilla and a swirl of Reddi Wip until in becomes foamy (about a minute). Let sit a minute.
Add another hand full of ice to coffee and mix.
Swirl Reddi Wip on the top and drizzle Hershey Syrup.
Now go enjoy!
Let me know your thoughts and please share, my daughter said, “Everyone will like this one the most.”
What are some ways you carve out rest in your day? What helps you breathe?
Wherever you are on your journey!
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