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Don’t Forget to Rest - Beloved Women - August 19, 2020

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Don’t Forget to Rest – Beloved Women – August 19, 2020

READ: “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9 ESV)

TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: God has given us all the same amount of time each week. He has also given us all the same gift. Sabbath rest.

How much of that time do you spend resting? Sabbath rest is an important gift that God has given to each of us to help us govern our lives. The Bible says that God created everything in six days and on the seventh day, He rested. Then He gave us rest.

What a gift we have but rarely use. Take the time to add a specific time of rest to your life.  Take time to pull back from work and everyday busyness. Try not to fill all seven days with activity and chores. They will be there when you get back.

This gift of rest is about recharging your batteries and refreshing your soul. Sit with God today and reflect on His goodness and power. Take a nap. Listen for His voice. Be with your children and those you love. The day of rest is your gift. Open it up like a present and see what it brings. Reflect on love and all the good things in your life.

For we all have something good to look on.

PRAY: Lord, help me today to value the gift of the Sabbath that You have given to me. Help me to rest in You and incorporate this precious gift into my life on a weekly basis. Let me pull aside and rest with You and be refreshed to go on again and do great things with You. In Jesus Christ name, I pray, Amen.

REFLECT: How do you honor the Sabbath and rest in your life? Create a list or start a new plan today.

CONNECT: Find more encouragement from Stephanie Carter at www.stephaniemcarter.com and her Grace to Live Empowerment School.

RELATED RESOURCE: At the Beloved Boutique, we know what it's like attempting to keep up with the demands of everyday life while still trying to make time to connect with God. This is exactly why we're dedicated to creating products that take the complication out of making time for God. Shop our journals, planners, scripture cards and more help you to connect with God in simple, practical, and meaningful ways at www.thebelovedboutique.com.

© 2020 by Dr. Stephanie Carter. All rights reserved.

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