Yes, I know the weekend is almost over. I still wanted to share a couple of links with you. Both of these posts are from blogs I read today and yesterday. They both spoke to me and I thought in the spirit of putting the old year to bed and waking up the new year they might give you some food for thought as well.
(Sometime soonish between the old and new years, or the fist stages of the new year I want to write a year end wrap up post of sorts, or a moving forward etc. so stay tuned for that. In the meantime my family is still not through celebrating Christmas. We have one more family event next weekend before the season is a wrap.)
The first link I’m sharing with you comes from Crosswalk.com, Encouragement for Today, which is a daily devotional from the Proverbs 31 women. It was written by Karen Ehman and is titled “A Quiet Place to Rest”.
The other comes from The Blazing Center and is written by Barnabas Piper. It is titled “Are you Faking or Trying When It Comes To God?”
I found both of these encouraging and thought provoking. They both spoke to issues that I sometimes have with myself, so they were timely for me. Maybe they will be for you as well.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. (NLT)
Looking forward in grace,
2 thoughts on “Weekend Toss”
Thanks for both links! They spoke to me as well. I feel as if taking time to relax in today’s world is looked upon as being unproductive and, therefore, viewed negatively. In reality, there is a reason God provided the Sabbath, a time of rest. It seems our Sabbaths are also filled with time-consuming activities and little rest. Activities that may benefit others but still take us away from what God intended.
May you have a restful Sabbath!
You’re welcome! And, you’re right about taking time to relax being looked upon as negative. Somehow we have been conditioned to think we have to be busy all the time. Sometimes, it is even the church that keeps us extra busy. Hope your day is restful as well.