Ladies, we live in a time where our plates fill up quicker than our hearts. It doesn’t matter if you are a single woman in the work place or a mother balancing six children. We have created a culture of get through and survive, instead of rest and savor.
Sometimes (like now for me), I ponder what God intended life to really be? Did he intend for us to really go from the break of dawn to the deep hours of the night? What is the healthy balance between too busy and being a sloth?
God clearly states we shouldn’t be lazy (calling it straight here) but He also calls us to rest and not go to the other extreme.
Ladies, when we put too much on our plates. We play our cool and think that taking on another task to help the church, to help a friend, to make our workplace better…committee after committee, lunch after lunch, charity event, service, mission trip…. They all eventually blend together and soon our hearts grow weary and the intent behind the action is slowly straining away from its God intended purpose.
God has called us to be servants but in order to be the best servants for His kingdom, we have to be ready and able.
Rest, is a piece of this readiness.
The sabbath day is for His people and how we are embrace this day of rest to draw close to the Lord, rejuvenate our souls and be empowered by His spirit to spread His all powerful, gracious love.
Ladies, I’ll be honest, when I get busy, my time with the Lord falls towards the back. I will still jam to Christian music in the car, pray throughout the day, but my time in the word suffers. My rest in the Lord becomes a last priority. I have too much to do, get this done, go here, meet that person, pray for that, over and over and over.
As October closes and the holiday season (aka the season where we all turn on our turbo woman speed to impress those around us with out mad bow making skills while artfully cooking a tender turkey) comes, let us strive to rest. Not always a whole day but for an hour for our sanity. Dig out your Bibles and soak in Jesus. Let Him move your heart and shape it while you rest in His sweet love.
Restore your focus. Restore your heart. Restore your gaze on Him.
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