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Simi was born in India and moved to Dallas, TX at the age of 7. Simi is a speaker, author, and full-time physical therapist. Her calling is to the local church and her passion is to equip women to know who they are and live faithfully right where they are....

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  1. Simi,

    What a great reminder! I love this so much I shared it x2. Use your bored moments for what brings God glory, and others good!

    Sending you summer joy!

    Lisa Wilt

  2. It seems that God has a sense of humor in bringing this devotional to my attention this morning. With not being on the schedule at my part-time job for over a month, I have more discretionary time than I’m used to. I’ve tried to use my time productively to volunteer, to help those I know in need, to spend time with friends and family, and to listen to Christian radio/podcasts. I do admit that when I’m bored, I “graze” not necessarily pigging out on junk food but eating extra and watching reruns of old TV shows. I’ll try to reflect on this devotional today and in the days to come.

  3. This reminds me of a decade ago when I decided to fast from “the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27) for Lent. Social media that year was the “bread of idleness” for me and the “bored grazing” metaphor is another one I’ll remember. Yes, I have to rest, but mindlessness isn’t real rest. Lord, help me!

  4. Dear Simi………..In the situation that I am in right now, fortunately or unfortunately for me at times, I am so busy I never get bored and if I do, my Holy Spirit guides me to something or I am so exhausted at 77 years old, that He allows me to relax and get a quick nap. In my 55 years of working, all my jobs required me to constantly be doing what my job title was. I always speak to Jesus and to God to make sure that it is OK to do this. My Holy Spirit lives in my heart and always is there to be sure that I am on the right path. I enjoyed your devotional today, Simi as I always do with the (in)courage community of women. All of you are much younger than me, but we older women have problems where we need your kind of help, advice, prayer or suggestions.
    Have a blessed day and it is the first thing that I look forward to after I am dressed for the day………………Betsy Basile

  5. I loved this! First I can totally relate to the horse back riding hesitancy! I’m not a fan but have done it!
    I have never really thought of board grazing and what we do in our downtime and how that may not always be good for us so thank you for sharing this in a perspective that is very relatable. I am certainly going to be more conscious of what I do in my idle time thanks to your sharing.

  6. Simi so true what do we do when we are board. Is it pleasing to God. Would God wants us doing are looking at it or saying it. It reminds me of kids song. It so good for us Adults too. The song is Be careful little eyes what you see. I don’t know the words of by heart but it s so true. Not just for kids this song. Us Adult as well. It then goes on to say Be careful little ears what you hear and be careful little feet were you roam and be careful little hands what you do. All this so true of this song. As it goes on to say because there is a Father up above who is watching. That is so true God is the Father and he sees everything we do and says. With our eyes feet ears hands and mouth. So we that are saved have to make it is pleasing to God. Like a good friend of mine that was saved alot older than me said. Who is in Glory now. Bidden or not Bidden God see all. So make sure it pleasing to God. As Satan the Devil like he tempted Eve in Genesis. Ton sin and eat of the tree if good and evil. That she was not supposed to do. Then gave some to Adam. So the Serpent Satan as we all know his as. God Eve to sin and make Adam sin with her. So we have to be every careful. We don’t let Satan the Devil when we are board. Tempt us to sin like he did with Eve. As God as I said see everything we do. Like that saying my good friend who is in Glory now said Bidden or not Bidden God is watching. So we have to careful not when especially board let Satan the Devil make us sin. As he doesn’t care if we get in trouble with God for doing something God wouldn’t want us to do. He just smiles and says yes I got a follower of Jesus to sin. Then laugh at us for giving into the temptation. When afterwards we shouldn’t have. Then we feel guilty. Simi thank you for todays reading. Love it what you said was so true. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little God bless cx

  7. Great post‼️ … iPads and iPhones are too handy in those bored grazing times. let’s use them to Glorify God by using them to encourage someone or take a walk and pray for the neighbourhood , or drop a note off to a missionary or ..be still and listen for God’s loving voice.
    Your post is right on..even adults don’t realize they are bored and hence don’t take time to “smell the roses”.. let’s praise the Lord.

  8. Dawn,
    Wow what a great reminder of the song! I used to teach vacation bible school music and remember teaching my kiddos that song many years ago. I will take this with me today as a reminder.
    Dee

  9. As a comment earlier, the timing of this post is something I needed to read and hear today. Thank you for sharing what the Lord placed upon your heart.

  10. I can so relate to Copper–when I am bored–I graze! Your observations about boredom are spot on. Thanks for sharing.

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