Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC's of a Godly Home Day R

Day R - Rest and Rest

Spiritual Challenge Day R - Rest. "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Today we are going to talk about two kinds of rest, the spiritual and the physical. Spiritual rest is what our above verse is talking about, rest for your soul. We are to trust God with everything in our lives, even that one thing that you just keep hanging onto and worrying about. Give it to God. God is in control and He has the best intentions for you. He can give you rest, but you have to let Him. Your challenge for today is to pray and give every single care to God. Give Him every circumstance in your life, whether it is a job situation, a home situation, feeding your family or a health concern. Give it ALL to God. Trust Him to take care of it, He knows better how to handle it than you do anyway. Pray and lay it all down at His feet and when you get up from praying, don't pick those burdens up again. Leave them there!

Physical Challenge Day R - Rest. This type of rest is physical but I'm not necessarily talking about taking a nap. However, if you really need a nap, take one! I actually want to encourage you to rest by taking a break from your household chores and playing with your children. Yes, playing can be restful. I want you to take some time today to lay aside all the busyness of life and just rest and enjoy your children. There are so many ways to play with your children, but the best way is by doing what they want to do. Don't plan play time, just tell them you want to play with them and after they get over the shock, ask them what they want to play. It's that easy. Some children might just want to pop some popcorn, snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie, that counts too. The important thing today is to take some time to leave your chores behind and spend time with your children. If you have time later, I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know how you played.

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