I’ve always thought I’d done a great job of resting because I’m a professional napper, but not really. A few weeks ago, I decided to be more intentional in my resting and to sabbath.
First off – Ummm, y’all why is it so hard to rest sometimes?
Chillin’ in bed isn’t hard to do – but being intentional about not doing any type of work was a little harder.
Sabbath is a promise God gave to us to work 6 days and rest on day 7 and to trust him. While my day of the week for sabbathing may change depending on my schedule, I am intentional about my sabbath day of rest. For me, my sabbath is about trusting God with doing what I can in 6 days and for God to provide the difference when I honor myself by resting.
In this season of my life I need to take resting seriously or else I will overextend and overwork myself by trying to say yes to everything.
What did I do for my sabbath?
I’m glad you asked, I’ll share.
My sabbath day:
- I took a day off Social media.
- Spent a few hours going through old prayer journals and allowed God to speak to me.
- I also did not work. I did not spend the day cleaning or washing clothes. (Side note – I’m considering hiring someone to clean for me.) 🤔 Back to my sabbath. I had the day off from my full-time job, but I also intentionally didn’t blog or create any reels, or anything else.
- The rest of the day I rested in bed and relax.
I can’t lie, the first hour or two I was tempted to log in to social media, but I deleted the apps from my phone, so I wouldn’t log in. As I go into week 3 of my sabbath, I’m looking forward to resting.
How do you honor your body by resting?
“And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.”
Genesis 2:3 NLT