Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – The Beauty of Resting in God

We went for a drive yesterday, to see our daughter and our oh-so-adorable grandkids. It takes 45 minutes from our door to theirs, but it’s always so worth the drive, even if it’s just a quick stop.

Michael’s the driver in our house. I drive too, but if I get a chance to just sit and relax I take it. Besides that, he prefers to drive anyway.

The thing is, I don’t last long. Put me in a car and I’m fast asleep within minutes. I’ll use my purse as a pillow and anything else I can find as a blanket. Maybe it’s the steady hum of the car, or maybe it’s just the fact that I trust his driving. In any case I’m relaxed, and I love it.

With eyes closed and my seat reclined just so, I got to thinking about life and how similar it is some days… The days when I step back and let Jesus take control. The days when I trust Him enough to rest in His wisdom and strength. The good days, when I allow Him to lead.

Oh I wish that every day was a good day like that. But some days they’re not. Some days I’m back seat driving. Uncertain of the route, impatient with my time. So focused on my destination, on my wants, and on my needs, that I miss the beauty of His rest.

Help me to patiently wait, Lord. Help me to rest in Your strength.

I can rest in the fact that God is in control. Which means I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control. – Lysa Terkeurst

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Tilling the Soil

Make a conscious choice to trust in God’s wisdom and timing this week. Anytime you start feeling a twinge of impatience or stress, find a quiet place to bring it to God in prayer.

Planting Hope

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30, KJV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife