Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr will take you on a 30-day retreat to draw closer to God. Each devotion reflects a gardening theme for your heart. If the busyness of life is stressing you out, this devotional will help you find spiritual rest.
This book not only helped me listen for God’s whispers during quiet times with Him but also affirmed the value of hard work and ministry. Jesus was busy caring for others, but also took the time to be alone and pray. We can also find this delicate balance.
“After full days of loving on people and meeting their needs, He pulled away for a bit to rest and pray. And when the crowds grew big and His heart became weary, He pulled away on a boat all by Himself to be with the One who strengthened Him.”
I enjoyed the dance metaphor’s I read in Marr’s first book, Dreaming with God.
“We were made for a dance of work and rest.”
In the chapter, Like the Wildflowers, Marr compares how we grow as we trust Jesus to help us live lives of beauty. We can come to him with all our worries and cares, big or small.
“No detail is too small or insignificant for Him. That project you’re stressed about, the decision you’re working through, that child you’re concerned about, that outfit you want to come together for the big event, that money you should save, that sleep you desperately need…..nothing is too small.”
This would be a great devotional to kick off Spring and refresh your heart and mind! Each chapter ends with a journaling space called Garden Moments for your Soul, where you can answer questions and reflect on the devotion.
I received a free copy of this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review.