Are you regularly feeling worn out and at the end of your rope? That’s the story for many of us in this day and age. One of the answers is an ancient practice that God put in place from the very beginning – Sabbath rest.
In this episode I chat with Katie Bennett about the wonderful gift that the Sabbath is and how to begin practicing it even if you’ve never done so before.
Katie Bennett is a writer and blogger at Embracing a Simpler Life. A blog written to moms and homemakers about what it means to live deeply, intentionally and joyfully. You’ll find encouragement to peel away the noise, clutter and busyness of life to find contentment, trust in God and live with an eternal focus.
Links From This Episode
- You can find Katie’s blog here: Embracing a Simpler Life
- Also, you can get her free Sabbath Planning resource here.
“Anyone who cannot obey God’s command to observe the Sabbath is a slave, even a self-imposed one. Your own heart, or our materialistic culture, or an exploitative organization, or all of the above, will be abusing you if you don’t have the ability to be disciplined in your practice of Sabbath. Sabbath is therefore a declaration of our freedom. It means you are not a slave—not to your culture’s expectations, your family’s hopes, your medical school’s demands, not even to your own insecurities. It is important that you learn to speak this truth to yourself with a note of triumph—otherwise you will feel guilty for taking time off, or you will be unable to truly unplug.”
– Tim Keller
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