Tuesday

Sabbath Rest for The Cleft of the Rock

I am tired. I don't mean I need a nap. I mean I am weary to my bones. I have so much I want to tell you about what God is doing and working in my life and I simply cannot stop long enough to tell you. That in itself is a problem.

I realize that much of my problem comes from working through the holidays. I don't mean the work that every woman does through the holidays of cooking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, wrapping, and entertaining, though I did some of that, as well. I also had deadlines and assignments that I worked on all through the holidays. I had one day that I let myself take completely "off" -- New Year's Day I piled in bed with books and Bibles and journals and the remote and stayed in my PJ's all day and loved it and grieved that it wasn't more.

I know for a fact that I am not the only woman on the planet that worked through the holidays, and I am very blessed that my work is as portable as my laptop. I've got a pretty good gig going here. However, the well of words and thoughts inside my head is dry for now. I have committed the critical error of forgetting that rest is as important to my work as the work.

I am shifting gears in life right now for a while and will have LOTS to tell you when I return. But until March 1, this blog will be on a little Sabbath rest. I'm sure I'll be wasting a little time on Facebook, and I might visit your blog, but these words need time to rejuvenate and refresh. Oh, and I haven't forgotten that I want to still talk about marriages. I haven't forgotten and Troy and I have been blessed to be invited into some hurting marriages and would be honored to pray with you wherever you are in yours.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

So, that's where I will be: with Jesus, finding rest for my soul. I will catch you back here in March and tell you all about it.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I'm so there with you, Sarah....

I will miss your postings, but when I stop by and I remember your rest, I will send up a little prayer that you get the rejuvenation that you are seeking!

You'll probably even inspire me to do a little of that myself....

Scott F said...

I'm going to so miss your postings! A lot! But we all NEED you to refresh and to rest. How else will we ever get to read your book? :)

Warren Baldwin said...

Enjoy the time off. Congratulations on the article in Christian Chronicle!

Byron said...

Sarah, I just finished reading your article in the Xian Chronicle. I know that your openness and honesty will encourage others to make the difficult decisions necessary to not give up on their marriages. Thank you for sharing your pain so that others may experience the redemption that God has provided for you and your family.
Byron Fike

 
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