I just started a Bible study by Priscilla Shirer – Breathe. It’s about making room for sabbath in all areas of your life. It’s really not about taking Sunday off…it’s about setting margins for things in your life…think of margins as boundaries or self-contained units. I love that Priscilla likens boundaries or margins to a fire-pit…a self-contained area meant to be enjoyed. This has helped me so much – I struggle with work-life balance. I can’t rest when there are things to be done (and there are always things to be done)…and when I say rest – it means my soul just doesn’t know how to be still. I’m learning to set work boundaries once I get home…I’m realizing it’s imperative to my well-being.
I love that Priscilla talks about how on the 7th day, God CREATED rest – He created tranquility and serenity…it’s meant to complete us. I LOVE that…it’s not something we are meant to do (rest that it is)….it’s something that is meant to complete us – without it we aren’t complete. That certainly explains a lot in my life.
For the first time ever I’m learning to rest – I’m learning to quiet my soul and mind and just be infiltrated with peace, tranquility and serenity. It feels awesome so far…but I’m definitely a big work in progress :).
More to come on this later as I progress in this study…but it reminds me of something my dear friend, Kim Strong, says – Peace must be our operating system. That is so true, and without rest it is impossible.