You know what I really love, friends? Well, I mean next to God + my kids + heavily salted french fries from McD’s….
I really love that Jesus gives us a thumbs up for having grown up nap times. As perfect masterpieces made in the image of God, we can find comfort in the fact that [just like God on the seventh day of creation], a little siesta is in order every once in awhile.
As creative spirits, a lot of our energy often times spurs from digging deep in to our paint tubes, yarn baskets or a new brick of clay. But there are somedays when our creativity has just zapped us of energy [and sometimes brain cells #canigetanamen?]….
Maybe you’ve been working later hours than usual…. the stress leading up to an impending deadline can really wear you down!!
Or perhaps your kids have overlapping sports + after school programs that you are constantly running to & from…. and to & from. Playing chauffeur & super mom 24/7 really just tuckers you out… right?!
During those times, lean in to this promise God gave Moses in Exodus 33:14:
The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest — everything will be fine for you.
Everything will be fine for you.
Yes + amen, friends! No matter how long our to do list is, no matter how many tasks are knocking on the door to our minds + hearts…. let’s remember to take time for rest. Whether you have ten minutes to simply close your eyes & focus your breath or you’re able to sneak a couple of hours for a blessed Sunday afternoon nap, know that you’re taking care of yourself [aka a vessel for God’s work] & that your to do list will still be there when you open your eyes…. refreshed & energized in Him.
additional supplies: Bow Washi from Big Picture Classes/Studio Calico