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35. Find Rest, Every Single Weekend

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Episode 35

TODAY’S READING:

9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,[e] just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

Hebrews 4:9-11

 

The weekend is finally upon us! If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to shut down fully. I can imagine the same thing can be said for moms, entrepreneurs, bakers, photographers, bloggers, crafters. Most of us work full-time jobs, and then we work on our passions. 

 

If that’s not the case, there is always something that takes our time from us. Be it too much Netflix, too much job searching, too much _____ fill in the blank. 

 

I am the first person to admit that I need to find balance in my work and personal life. I work a full-time job in digital marketing, I produce these daily devotionals, and I am devoted to toxic-free living, and I lead a community of women who believe the same, and I have continued dreams to impact others on their journey; to freedom through entrepreneurship! I also need to balance a life with my sisters, boyfriend, and family. Sometimes I work so much I don’t find rest.

 

Well, I turned to the bible to see what it really said. The message is clear over and over again. Genesis says God rested on the 7th day. This verse in Hebrews is asking us to make every effort to be obedient to resting. That means taking a day to rest with Jesus. It means taking a day and unplugging from Social Media; it means taking a day to listen to worship music. Catch up on bible reading, and not work. 

 

God to do more in your 6 days than you can do alone in 7. So why don’t you find a day this weekend and commit to unplugging and spending time basking in the blessings you had this week. Just go back and think of the entire week. Maybe you had a few bad days, but remember that God uses everything for His glory. So try and find his fingerprints in your Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and today. Maybe just maybe, you’ll feel replenished to take on next week with a whole new attitude. 

 

PRAYER

Jesus, thank you for our passions, thank you for our callings, thank you for our jobs, thank you for giving us something to work on. Please remind us to rest in you. Let us take a day every week, lord, to unplug and spend time basking in your goodness. Let us find the time to just sit in your presence without the need to work. I pray everyone reading this email finds the time to give to you, and I pray you would bless them tenfold for it. We love you; we are thankful for yet another weekend. In your holy name, we pray, Amen!

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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!

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