Rest… It’s Not An Option (With Link-up!)

ByAngie

Rest… It’s Not An Option (With Link-up!)

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As moms, do we ever really rest?

Honestly?

Between dishes, meals, laundry, getting the kids to school or sitting them down to do homeschool lessons, jobs, doctor’s appointments, church functions, sports, piano lessons, book club, and everything else that we may or may not do, life gets really busy. To add to it, society makes us feel that if we rest, we are lazy. As a result, if we take some time to actually truly rest, we feel guilty. Anyone remember that McDonald’s commercial from a few months ago with the two moms arguing over who was busier? My point exactly.

Exodus 34:21 (NKJV)  says, “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.”

As always, God’s way is better. He created us, so He knows our bodies, hearts, and minds need a time to unwind. Not just for the sake of our flesh, but our spirits as well. Not just when life is busy, but when times are calm too, “in plowing time and in harvest.”

When our hearts and minds are able to slow down and find peace, the focus turns to God. Our souls are fed and find nourishment. We spend time pondering on Him, attending church, reading the Word, and praying the way we should. With more rest, our stress levels lower and our health improves. Our families follow our examples and good habits are formed.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am guilty of not resting the way I should. Sometimes my idea of “rest” is not putting God’s word into action. All He asks for is one day a week. It’s not really too much, is it, considering all that He has given for us?

Will you join me, and rest in Him every Sunday?

 

A Look at The Book

 

Now, ready for some fun?

Here is the “A Group Look Link Up” I told you all about earlier in the week! These are some great ladies, so be sure to head over to their blogs and get acquainted. Can you believe how patient they were with me with that unexpected 5 week trip? Sweet girls!

 

Group Look Graphic

 

Our Host, Ren & The Ladies at A Look At The Book
Fellow Co-Host, Bethany at Graceful Country Diva
Fellow Co-Host, Mandy at Women of Worship

 


About the author

Angie editor

Angie, a mother of 5, currently lives in the Inland Empire area of Southern California with her husband of 19 years, Bobby, & 4 of their children. She is a non-custodial mother of 1 that lives with her during the Summer. Angie is a stay at home mom, homeschooling all 3 of her younger children. (She plans to homeschool her children through high school graduation.) She'll be the first to admit she is human & full of flaws. Every day she praises God for His grace & mercy on her life. She's lived in 5 different states, loves to craft & sew, and is what you would call a "Disney Geek" since birth. Dreaming of one day returning to school, her free time is spent studying and attempting to play piano. If you have any questions or for any other reason need to contact someone about this blog, she is the one to contact. You can email her at Angie (at) RaisingStickyHands (dot) com.