The week before last, I wrote about taking an hour of deep down, sabbath and scholé type rest every day. This week I'm pondering what real, renewing rest looks like.
Perhaps spending an hour exerting minimal possible effort is not rest at all. Who, after all, is truly rested after a session of phone scrolling or binge watching a new show?
Perhaps rest is spending an hour doing something you really and truly are good at so that you can grow in your gifts to be the person God made you to be.
Perhaps rest is living part of the day in the presence of beauty...
Perhaps rest isn't stillness, but movement forward on a path just to see what is around the corner.
Perhaps rest is trying to create something that captures a moment, even though you know that you'll never come close to making your hand obey the vision in your head.
Perhaps rest is combining knowledge and creativity to make something new and meaningful, even if it is only for yourself
Perhaps rest is falling to our knees in the dust where we can cast our troubles at the feet of the One who promised to bear our burdens for us so when we rise up it will be in the power of the One who can do more that we can ask or imagine.
Perhaps rest isn't stopping, but growing and becoming whole.
Thank you for reading. If you didn't read my first article on daily sabbath rests for busy moms, check it out here.
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