31 Days of Simple Goodness: Freedom to Rest

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Rest refuels us for the coming week.
Today is the first Sunday in October.  With the cooler air, I am more inclined to take the word “Rest” to heart and grab a book and sit outside enjoying the cooler temperatures.  I might sip a delicious fall beverage like Chai, hot cider, or coffee.  A slice of that apple cake in the kitchen would be a nice treat, too. 
To exercise some creativity either in knitting or sewing at a leisurely pace rejuvenates me.  On my day of rest is when I feel the freedom to take on a project that has no deadline attached.  Leisure activities at a leisurely pace await. Taking time to rest and recreate is important.

We have God’s permission and example to do so.

 He has wired us for a desire to rest.

As a busy woman it is difficult to make time to rest, to even give myself permission to rest.  There’s always something to be done at home like laundry, meal planning, shopping, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, and writing/studying.

So I have to remind myself that I am free to rest and I should rest in order to be more productive at home and in my calling during the week.

In my ideal world, I’d rest all day Sunday after church, but that doesn’t always pan out that perfect way.  Because of that, I often have to build in some time here and there during the week of not doing the routine things so I can get refueled and motivated to return to the work of home keeping and ministry.

Take some time to rest today or make a plan to do so on a day this week that suits you best.

Simply rest.

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