Written by Cherie Olivier on September 4, 2019
I love September! I may be a little biased, because it IS my birthday month, but how can you not love a month that involves football, apple picking, and also kicks off with a three-day weekend?! Looking at you, Labor Day, the day in which Labor is never involved.
Well, in theory, anyway. I didn’t really have much “off” time on my day off. I got to spend some great quality time with my husband and daughter, but I also spent Labor Day scrambling to catch up on all the little things that I’ve been putting off all summer. I organized our hall closet, deep cleaned the guest bathroom, finally caught up on all the ironing, washed all of my makeup brushes, cleaned out the garage, sorted through all of my daughter’s toys and put several aside to donate, and meal prepped for the week.
And by Monday night, I was exhausted. Turns out, my Labor Day holiday involved a LOT of labor.
Was your Labor Day the same way? Do you spend most of your weekends and spare time playing catch up on all the things that you put off until later? It feels like that for me a lot sometimes.
Which is why, for the next month, I’m taking some time for Biblical rest—rest like God modeled for us after he created the Universe. One saying I keep hearing play through my head is “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” I can’t invest in my family, in my daughter’s spiritual growth and education, if my spiritual bank is empty.
So, once a week, in addition to my daily quiet times, I will be turning off the phone, turning off the TV, turning on the worship music (93.7 WDJC #AMIRIGHT), and spending some quality time alone with Jesus.
Do you take extra time to recharge during the week? What do you do? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11:28