At the beginning of the week I decided to set aside Saturday as a day to be able to do “whatever”, to rest. Up here in Idaho it ended up being a rainy day and so with our wood stove warming the house, I was able to have a cup of coffee with my husband, play a game with my son and husband (I did not do very well at Scrabble by the way), take a nap, practice some hand lettering, and have time to write down a craft Idea that has been in my head for a while. And you know what? By the end of the day I was feeling refreshed, relaxed, and at peace, even amidst the storms of life. I made no plans for the day and just let it unfold.
When Sunday and Monday rolled around, I was emotionally, physically, and spiritually ready to go for the week.
Did you know that God did this? He Worked, created, and was busy for 6 days and then on the 7th day He created rest, the Sabbath. He told us to remember this and to do as He did. God knew and knows we need a Sabbath, a day of rest.
- Exodus 20: 8-11 says: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
My print-able this week is a color-able to remind you to rest. Please print it off and be encouraged with God’s word.
May you have a great week and remember to r-e-s-t.