If there’s one adjective we all use to describe our lives, it’s probably busy. Some days, I look at my list and wonder: How did all that get there? One item you won’t see on the to-do list is this: Rest. But I think we would all do well to add it.
I’m not talking about lazy, couch-potato rest, although if we burn out our bodies to the point of illness, that sometimes becomes necessary.
Instead, I’m talking about a quiet rest, a renewing rest, a distraction-free rest. What that looks like differs for each one of us, but here are some suggestions:
- Spending a quiet weekend morning with our Bible, journal, and coffee (always coffee!)
- Leaving the laptop off on weekends
- Taking a break from social media
- Getting outside to enjoy nature and the good things God created for us to enjoy
- Making time to catch up with friends and family
As Solomon reminds us, there is a time and season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). However, the Bible reveals that our “seasons” should include rest.
Carve time into your calendar to rest – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)