Day 13: Where Resting Well Starts

{This post is part of my 31 Day blog series Work Hard + Rest Well: Learning Obedience in the Rhythms of Work and Rest.} Did you write your list? If not, go back to Day 12. Read it and write your list.

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Some things on my list... being still and silent Listen to the rain Watching the ocean Taking a bath Reading a good spiritual disciplines book Cooking a meal slowly and creatively Journaling my prayers Playing piano Taking a walk Just being with friends and talking Two hand holding a cup of hot coffee

But resting well ends with these things...it doesn’t start with them:

Resting well starts with seeking and finding my rest in Jesus before any of the the work or business of my day.

Resting well starts with working hard and intentionally so that have something to rest from.

Resting well starts with working hard to obey God’s call to rest even when life feels impossible.

Resting well starts with being intentional with your rest so that you are truly refreshed at the end of it.

Resting well starts with trusting Jesus with your life and your time enough to enjoy the rest that He does give.

Because your times of rest will not be restful if you start them from the wrong place. And so often it’s not that we have no time to rest, it’s that we are not approaching and using the time we do have well.

Where is your heart today? What adjustment needs to be made in your approach to rest?

Be blessed <3