Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Rest From The Rush

For years I was caught up in the rush of life. I would work way to many hours and be way to busy for the beauty of life. I lost myself in it. I lost who God wanted me to be. I listened to people instead and took on more and more because according to the world that is what makes a person successful. 

Then one November day in 2013 I had the worst panic attack I had ever experienced. (This is something I have dealt with all my life). This one was different. This one made forced me to seek medical help and in doing so I was diagnosed with multiple health issues along with depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. 

That stopped me in my tracks! I slowed down and I finally turned to God and sought out His help, His rest from the rush. In 2014 I had to quit my job and here I am 4 years later still struggling with the rush. One day a friend shared with me something that began to change my life.

ד “Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God.You have six days to labor and do all your work,but the seventh day is a Shabbat for Adonai your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work — not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property. - Exodus 20:8-10 (CJB)

God had already prescribed the best thing to get out of the rush. His Sabbath. His Holy day of rest. This year I have been keeping the Sabbath and it has blessed me in ways I never thought possible.


Diana said...

it is so important to keep our Sunday's as a day of rest, such a great post.

Karen Beidelman said...

What an excellent idea! How do you handle meal prep and such? Thanks for sharing and getting my mind beginning to wrap around how to truly rest on Sundays. FMF #71 this week.

MoonDove said...

Diana,I keep the Saturday Sabbath along with my Messianic Jewish sisters I spend it with. We do need that day of rest! ❤

MoonDove said...

Hi, Karen! I am still figuring it out but some things to try are crockpot meals, pre-made casseroles, and I know many people do weekly meal preps by putting together veggies and chicken or things like that already made. Thanks for stopping by!