Isaiah 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
Yesterday after driving my children to school I came home and did the first thing on my to-do list, which was:
~get some rest
Do you ever schedule rest for yourself? If not, you may be in danger of bringing more harm to your family than good. Lack of rest can cause irritation, depression and bitterness. When we don’t get the rest that our mind, body and souls need we are not able to operate at our full potential.
How many things have been left undone at the expense of trying to do it all without taking time to rest? We make ourselves feel guilty if we take a nap in the middle of the day. We judge ourselves for resting instead of dusting or sweeping.
There will always be some housekeeping that needs to be done. Your physical and spiritual health and well being is more important than your ability to stay busy.
We all remember the story of Mary and Martha….
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Busyness is not an indication of success as a homemaker. Learning how to balance between work and rest is a principle that is demonstrated by God from the beginning of time (Genesis 2:2-3). Begin to schedule rest into your week. Embrace the time when you are able to be still.
You will emerge refreshed and ready to be your best self. May God bless your day and all that you set your hand To-Do.