I know typically Silent Sunday’s have been reserved for pictures and no writing.
I am all for that.
I have been struggling with this whole 31 day writing challenge.
I typically only write when I feel like I have something to say. Or if I’m feeling humorous….in my head…because we all know sometimes my funny thoughts turn into plain old awkward posts 😳😳
But I am really trying not to give up on this whole 31 days thing. I probably won’t attempt it again next year unless I come up with a really good topic. But right now, less than half way in, I feel like I need to stick with it.
So my lack of creativity in the last couple of days got me to thinking.Um. Silent Sunday’s. It’s a real thing and I can just post a picture and not even have to write anything.
Then after a powerful message at church this morning (Watch it here) I started thinking…I know. It’s scary.
Isn’t that what Sunday was created for? For us to be silent. Retreat from the loud, busy, over-scheduled bustle of everyday life?
When what I really need to be doing is sitting quietly…Taking the time to reflect on where I am. Where I want to be. The things God has laid on my heart. The people He has prompted me to pray for.
Also…just to rest. This year seems like its never stopped. I am emotionally and physically tired. I don’t stop to rest and renew.
It seems selfish to take time for that right now. Even though I know it’s what my soul is longing for.
I have no plans for next weekend.
Except to clean out the garage, get ready to be out of town for a week, make sure the girls are ready for Halloween and All Region Choir tryouts and…write blog posts…
Ok. I have plans.
The next weekend we’re in Missouri to see Rob. Then it’s Halloween.
Before I know it, October will be over.
Before I know it, I’ll have passed up the times I needed to stop and rest.
Somehow I have to make that a priority.
So next Sunday, if you stop by and all you see is a picture with no words, I hope you’ll take that as a sign to you to rest as well.
We all need rest. We all need time to sit quietly with Our Father and let Him refresh us.
Let’s make it a priority.
Have a wonderful week y’all!