Our family recently took a holiday. I chose to use the time to read and write and enjoy my family. I know I spend too much time on the internet searching, studying or surfing around social media.
We were close to a library and we visited several times, devouring books and finding books we hadn't seen before.
I find that if I don't ask the kids to turn off the TV and tell them that it's reading time – they would be glued to the TV constantly. They all read, including our 2 year old – she love to read to herself … and to us :) The joy of books is a great way to rest. During one day we all lay on our beds for quiet reading time (Dad with the paper) and we all (yes all 6 at the same time) fell asleep after a long read.
We returned to our church during our holiday for the chance to sit together and listen during the service. (we are both involved in serving and rarely sit together on a Sunday) We heard a very timely message for what is happening in our life and walked away knowing that we needed the time to rest, recuperate, rejuvenate and be ready to run when we returned home. It’s hard to rest at home. There is always so much that needs to be done. I know the importance of taking time out regularly to rest in Him, in our almighty Father.
How do you rest?
Do you find time of rest at home?
Or do you need to go away to feel rested?
Have you learnt how to rest in God?