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).
For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove (Exodus 23:10-11).
Then [Jesus] said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).
Dear friends, I am taking the next several weeks off from writing. There is a lot going on in my life that I need to attend to. My youngest son is getting married in a few weeks. My husband and I are also getting ready to sell our home in order to move closer to work.
I love writing. The written word inspires me, and it is a blessing to encourage others with it. It is hard to lay it down, even temporarily. However, in the spirit of the Sabbath, I am taking a break from writing in order to recalibrate.
In our fast paced culture, it is easy to give lip service to the Lord’s instructions to rest. I know that He has established a rhythm of work and rest for my good. However, it so tempting to excuse myself as an exception, and that God will understand why it’s important for me to keep going. Nevertheless, I must not fool myself that I am more than human and am above the Lord’s design.
I appreciate your prayers. It is my hope that I receive fresh vision and direction from the Lord, to continue to love and serve His people.
I invite you to take some time to slow down and recalibrate as well. Open your heart and mind to receive refreshing and renewal from the Lord.
God bless you!