Rest

Today I rested.  I don’t mean that I stayed in my pajamas and watched episode after episode of my favorite show on Netflix.  I mean that I stopped running around like a crazy mom trying to check off all the things I needed to do, and decided to intentionally rest. I took my cup of tea outside, sat in my rocking chair and felt the sun warm my face.  I listened to the birds chirping as I drank my tea sip by tiny sip (while it was still hot, a feat for any mom), until every last drop was gone.  In between sips I wasn’t thinking of anything all that profound, I was just…resting. Resting always looks a little different doesn’t it?  God often calls me to rest, to come spend time with Him.  Sometimes that rest involves reading chapters in my Bible, or praying for a friend in need.  But today, rest was…well, rest.  What God had planned for me today was simply to stop trying so hard to get everything done, and to stop occupying myself with the busyness of life. As a result, I felt like I was spending time with my best friend.  The kind of friend you can be silent with, without it being awkward.  I love when you can enjoy the silence together.   I bet you’re waiting for me to tell you that during that silence I received a divine message that made me feel like I could conquer anything.  That God spoke to me in an audible voice, and gave me the solution to all my problems.  Well, no.  None of that happened.  I simply spent a good amount of time sitting with my Savior, soaking up the sun He created, and drinking in the peace that came from the silence.


Today I rested.  I don’t mean that I stayed in my pajamas and watched episode after episode of my favorite show on Netflix.  I mean that I stopped running around like a crazy mom trying to check off all the things I needed to do, and decided to intentionally rest.

I took my cup of tea outside, sat in my rocking chair and felt the sun warm my face.  I listened to the birds chirping as I drank my tea sip by tiny sip (while it was still hot, a feat for any mom), until every last drop was gone.  In between sips I wasn’t thinking of anything all that profound, I was just…resting.

Resting always looks a little different doesn’t it?  God often calls me to rest, to come spend time with Him.  Sometimes that rest involves reading chapters in my Bible, or praying for a friend in need.  But today, rest was…well, rest.  What God had planned for me today was simply to stop trying so hard to get everything done, and to stop occupying myself with the busyness of life.

As a result, I felt like I was spending time with my best friend.  The kind of friend you can be silent with, without it being awkward.  I love when you can enjoy the silence together.

 

I bet you’re waiting for me to tell you that during that silence I received a divine message that made me feel like I could conquer anything.  That God spoke to me in an audible voice, and gave me the solution to all my problems.  Well, no.  None of that happened.  I simply spent a good amount of time sitting with my Savior, soaking up the sun He created, and drinking in the peace that came from the silence.