Dear Sabbath Seekers,
Ok, life is busy. Statement of the obvious right? And the last few weeks have been busier than usual for me with the move, my husband’s surgery, running a business and just the day-to-day routine of living.
My schedule is really overloaded the next few days (big mistake on my part but it is what it is). So in the midst of feeling like I wouldn’t make any of my deadlines what did I do?
I stopped. I took a mental health day and pampered myself. No work, no unpacking, no chores. There were several moments when my stomach clenched and my mind asked me “what are you thinking?” In response, I said, “I know what I’m doing.”
And you know what? I did! At the end of the day I felt relaxed, refreshed and renewed. Today I am ready to hit the ground running and will get more done than I would have had I pushed through my weariness.
Isn’t that what God had in mind when he commanded us to take a 24 hour break from our normal routine? And I continue to wonder why I/we think I/we know better than God when it comes to using our time.
Take a Sabbath this week. A full one. Or at least a half a day. See what difference it makes in your overall productivity, your attitude toward others and your gratitude to God.