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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. Stephanie,
    Your word dwell is much like my favorite word, “abide”. Intrinsic in both words is a willingness to stay put, to be at peace, to lean in close to God and resist the tug and pull of the frenzied world that says we must do things faster. When I think of dwelling I think of being at peace – accepting what is, and not frantically wishing for what comes next. As humans, it has become counter-intuitive for us to stay put and dwell. The next chapter in the book will come soon enough. Applauding your intentions to dwell in, and enjoy the moment.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. Like you, Stephanie, I am busy learning the difference between still and stagnant.
    I’m thankful for the camaraderie of your own story of accepting God’s curriculum for receiving His love on an ordinary, mundane Monday.

  3. Thank you Stephanie, you should write a whole book on dwelling in the rhythm of His grace, I would read it. We have become full time RVers and can’t leave the driveway because of the delays in selling our house. Dwelling in the driveway is not easy when you are dying to hit the road, so I feel your pain at not being able to rush ahead with your vision for your farm. God bless and thanks for sharing the fact that we aren’t the only ones being taught to slow down and hold His hand.
    Sincerely,
    Lynn Trahan

  4. Stephanie, this is so beautifully said, and how easy it is to rush rush rush, rather than dwell. What an eye opener. I love that word dwell. There is a peace about it. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you, Stephanie. This is my first week home since retirement, and I needed this. His timing is always perfect.,

  6. Whoa! I thought I was doing well, just not getting enough done in our fixer-upper, or with our high-needs child, or getting a blog going, or spiritual disciplines. God is speaking to me through this post. I thought I was giving myself grace about it, but . . . . Here I am Lord, speak.

    Thank you, for this post.

  7. Now that was refreshing like cold water on a hot day! I believe that is what God is calling me to do. Thank you for the confirmation!

  8. I love the phrase you used… “Learning to Dwell in the Rhythms of Grace.” That is what my heart, mind, body and soul long for. I have been through several years of physical, emotional, and financial hardship and wondering what God has in mind for me in the next phase of my life. I have been dreaming for years of a farm such as yours and have been open to the Lord’s leading. I have looked into the possibilities and how it would fit for my family of four… and when is the right timing… and where would He have me go. I am praying that He will make the way clear. Recently, an opportunity came for us to stay in a place, a condo in a nice area… and although it is obviously not a farm… I felt clearly that it was the first step of faith on the journey to the farm or to where God’s Promised Land is for us. It is a place that is far nicer than where we are, but in God’s goodness, will cost far less. It is close to the places we need … within walking distance of many… and yet is very private… with beautiful trees and landscaping… set apart for us to “dwell in.” A place of peace and rest… for us to dwell in, to nest in, to abide in. I feel as if God led us here for a time of healing and restoration, to learn to dwell in the rhythms of Grace so that we will be ready for the next step… the small farm we dream of. Most of my life I was always in a rush to get on to the next thing… or when I got an idea or plan in my mind… I wanted to push forward… to forge ahead. But this often led to poor choices in the rushing and to long detours of hard lessons. So your words are just what I needed to hear… and give words to what I am learning to live.

  9. I’ve been hearing a very similar message from our Father. Your reflections remind me of this quote I read last week from Ann Voskamp: “It takes courage to listen with our whole heart to the tick of God’s timing, rather than march to the loud beat of our fears”. The unforced rhythms of grace.. as a percussionist I can relate to how much better I play when I relax into the rhythm and feel it in my body, instead of trying too hard to keep up.
    Thank you for these words.

  10. I love this Stephanie. I am a pupil of the unforced rhythms of grace!
    Like Lyn, I too am at The Jordan waiting for the sale of my home to go through and have faced delays, but God’s whisper has been to let go of my timescale, my agenda and surrender it all to Him and His timing! In the waiting I will rest and dwell absorbing colours, making memories and step into the picture of God’s painting when He reveals more of it to me !

  11. « …God help me learn how to dwell… »

    And I add…LORD give me a place to dwell and a divine partner to dwell with to fulfill your purpose and to birth thé Heritage you have ordained for me to birth I pray in Jesus name Amen

    Thanks for sharing this Stephanie…I am in a place where I am seeking God’s grace and help to dwell, rest and have a home in one place having moved a lot over the last decade and this speaks to my soul…

  12. I love the rhythm of each new day and as I grow older find it easier to appreciate living in the moment and not in tomorrow, it will be here soon enough. I do believe in sewing into tomorrow and planning and working for goals, but not at the expense of skating through today without taking notice of what it has to offer me now. I am so glad God tells us to be still, and to sit at His feet. He knows what we need most.

  13. Stephanie,

    You and I are so alike. I’m tired of the frenzied, frantic way of living. I long for the simpler life of farming. God calls us to dwell with Him at His pace. No more rushing through life trying to get to the next thing. He is calling for us to have peace & a calm about ourselves. All of Jesus’ teachings turn the world upside down. May I learn to dwell & enjoy each day-each moment. I need to find my rhythm of grace & dance with God on this journey called life!

    Blessings 🙂

  14. My 2018 word is ABIDE and I couldn’t figure out why I was having such a hard time with it! Thank you for reminding me I’m not alone in my struggle to surrender to God and enjoy my Lord. ‘There is great tension in abiding.’ I LOVE that insight and this devotion ! Thank you!!