Friday, June 15, 2007

Sabbath Yourself!

Soccer, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, grocery shopping, work, doctor appointments, cooking dinner, cleaning house... I could go on and on. Seems like there is no rest for a woman, wife, mother.

I am a huge fan of "rest". Just ask my husband! However finding time to sabbath ourselves can be difficult in this day and age. I believe in order to sabbath ourselves - we have to discipline oursleves to find the time for rest and to stick to it! It's not selfish - it's something that God did and wants us to do as well!

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:2-3

I have to remind myself that no matter how busy I am, how tired I get, I didn't have to create the heavens and the earth. If God rested, then so can I. AND... so should I!

OK Kristen - easier said than done. Well, aren't most things easier said than done? They are for me! :) I have often heard that because I don't have children that it's easier for me to find time to rest. That may be true, but I do know that I still have to make a conscious effort to rest... and to not feel guilty when I do. That might be the most important key - no need to feel guilty if you need some "me" time. Find it... it might not be a full day, but find an hour, a half an hour, even 15 minutes of each day. Rest! I don't have an easy answer for you. You must find it for yourself by prayer and discipline. Ask Him and He will provide you the time to rest. Set the time aside. He wants you to! Make it a priority! You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!

May your day be full of blessings!

1 comment:

Shelly said...

I agree sister! Rest in Jesus' Name! He has given me permission (well, actually commanded me to do so). So who am I to not allow myself the same privilege of rest that He is granting me!

Blessings! And asking for praised sabbaths :)