Sabbath Rest

After hearing our pastor speak about the Sabbath a few weeks ago, it has been on my mind. In our busy world of jobs, five kids, a small farm, homeschooling and all that comes with it...it is hard to take a break, a rest. With fourteen loads of laundry a week, who can take a break? But I feel the Lord calling for this from us. We have been on this adventure this last year of jumping off the treadmill and this is one of those steps. Our family is making it a priority to take one day off a week. Our goal is for Sunday, but that could change. Our intention is to spend the day together..eat simple meals, leave the laundry for the next day, and not start (or finish) any new projects. We hope to watch movies together, play games, go to the beach...whatever we need to do to rest. Our pastor had specifically talked about crop rotation...after six years of one crop, you rest for one year. After six days of creating the world, God rested on the seventh day. So, we are taking a cue from him and stepping into this. Yesterday was our first day, and it was very difficult. After a busy week of work, I had a lot of laundry and cleaning needs that were calling me. But instead we hung out, watched a movie, pushed the kids on their swings and I ended the night with a great, spontaneous dinner date with a dear friend...where we got to talk and laugh for hours. What a lovely way to end the day. As you go through the day, take a look at your life and see if you take a sabbath rest?

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