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Cozy with Christ

When you abide under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.  Psalm 91:1 TPT

cozy with ChristIt was the day after Christmas, and the house was quieter than the day before.

My goal for much of this cold Florida day was to remain in my cozy red and black checkered pajamas and cozy up in the presence of Christ. Because mindful movement helps prepare me to connect with Jesus, I headed to my sacred exercise mat to stretch for five minutes. Lying on my back, I spread out in total surrender to God while author and YouTuber, Chrystal Evans Hurst, read Psalm 91 over me five times from five different Bible translations.

Chrystal’s invitation to do this had shown up in an email about gratitude. Part of that email read, “Take the time to examine where you are now and find something that you are thankful for. When you find the beauty in your journey, you can be an encouragement for others on the journey as well. Gratitude not only affects the way you see your life gone by, but it also informs your mind and soul about what you really want to work for in the days to come. You can be grateful for the circumstances you’ve experienced, the blessings you’ve received, or just have a greater awareness of the gift of you in this world.”

I recently spent almost a month with Chrystal in her book, The 28-Day Prayer Journey, so I was excited to take her up on her offer. After Chrystal’s reading and prayer time, I sat up from my supine position and read Psalm 91 aloud from The Passion Translation. The words of God echoing from the pages through my home comforted me as I confidently prayed this prayer of safety and security.

I encourage you to find a place to get cozy with Christ and surrender your whole body before God. Open your Bible and find a passage to read over you. Then, pray it aloud. Soak up God’s cozy connection and protection, which is something to be grateful for.

What are some ways you can get cozy with Christ? 

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Penny Powell

Born and raised in Bermuda, Penny Powell resides in Fleming Island, Florida. Inspired by writing poetic prayers and exploring embodied movement as ways to creatively connect with God, Penny teaches a Christ-centered class - “Stretch, Strengthen & Relax" - in her community and is a freelance writer. She can be contacted at PennyAPowell@yahoo.com.