Sunday, the day of rest.

For this week’s series of #sundaysimplicities, I wanted to highlight the simple blessing of rest. It’s a blessing we often take for granted, or neglect completely. The simple act of rest is not only encouraged on the sabbath, but it is ordered so by God.

These day’s, Sunday’s are often thought of as one more day to get things done. One more day to finish that work project. One more day to finish those errands we didn’t get to earlier in the week. Let me tell you, the list of things we have to do will never be done. As for this week, we only have one more day before the next week’s hustle and bustle begins.

Even the Lord himself rested on the seventh day after creating the world. If the good Lord allows us to rest on Sundays, shouldn’t we allow ourselves the same kindness? God knows we need a day to rest after all the hard work we do all week. We are not above rest, and rest on the sabbath is not deemed as lazy. I am so grateful for the blessing it is to receive God’s grace to rest on Sundays!

“Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done.” Genesis 2:3

I encourage you, heck I challenge you, to take time today to rest. Time to leave the urge to strive and achieve behind, just for one day. If not for a whole day, then take at least a little time to let go of our need to “do.” We need it. Our souls need it.

Today I have been snuggled up with my husband and our pup Bryan (who has no problem resting as you can tell in the picture)! Enjoying a hot homemade breakfast, warm cup of coffee, plush blanket, and extra time lying in bed this morning.What will you do today to bask in your #sundaysimplicities of rest?

Dear Lord, please help me to allow myself to simply rest on this sabbath you have blessed us with. It is the one day of week we are expected to rest, so we may have the energy throughout the upcoming week to do your good work in the world. Please, remove the urge to strive, accomplish, and perform on just this one day. Help us to see that by simply resting and spending time with you we are striving, accomplishing, and performing to grow our relationship with You. And if we do this, all other good things will follow. In your name we pray, amen!

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