Obey and Rest

Obey and Rest January 28, 2014

I was just thinking about this over the weekend. In order to have a truely restful sabbath, my house goes to hell in a handbag! Seriously, when I put aside my routine chores, stuff, dishes, clothes — they all pile up. By Sunday evening this mama is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lord, you are telling me to rest but my heart isn’t resting. I found timely encouragement over at Femina today, in Rachel’s post, Sabbath Hearts:

“I don’t need a clean space, I need an obedient one. I don’t need a perfect haven of restfulness, I need a heart of rest. I don’t need all the external resources to celebrate the Lord’s Day without consequences. I need the consequences of the Lord’s Day for the rest of the days to be joyful.”

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