Everyone needs a happy place. A place to unwind from the day, the rat race, the daily pressures of life. We need rest. Why do we glorify busyness? Even God, the creator of heaven and earth needed rest. If He sees it as important, as blessed and holy, why don't we? I don't need to do anything to be who I am in Christ. "Not by works, so that no man can boast." Ephesians 2:9
So I rest.
I unplug from social media and tune into to nature. I refuse to sign my children, and our family, up for 5 different sports so that each night of the week we are divided in order to conquer. I keep our calendar pretty open so that I can say, "yes" to unknown things God might bring my way and last minute opportunities with friends. I say, "no" to good things so that I can say, "yes" to God's best for me. And most importantly for me, I rest my soul by spending time with God. This doesn't always look the same - for fear of me gettin' all legalistic on myself. His grace abounds and He is with me during my quiet time in His word, prayers throughout the day, a fire pit with twinkle lights at home and a morning walk through the neighborhood. Can you hear Him? Or is your life drowning out His subtle call? xo