In Mark 6:31, Jesus tells the disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” They had been working so hard they didn’t have time to eat. Is your life so busy that you often don’t stop to eat? No matter what the demands are on you in this season of life, Jesus gently asks you to come to a quiet place and get some rest from Him. I’ve spent a lot of years trying to put a formula together for my “quiet time” with God. Reading a daily devotional, 15 minutes reading the Bible, reading a chapter in the Bible, writing in a journal, praying… I’ve tried waking up early in the morning, lunch-time at work and before bed and the list could go on and on. I don’t think Jesus has a perfect formula for spending time with Him and we probably over think what it should look like when all He suggests is to come by yourself to a quiet place and He will give you rest. Is it five minutes in the morning looking out at His creation, listening to the quiet of your house or the chirping of the birds, watching the sunrise or set, turning your radio off as you drive to work, going for a walk or watching your child sleep? As you sit quietly alone with Jesus, you will receive His rest and as a result want to spend more time with Him whatever that looks like for you.
Will you seek Jesus for the rest you so desperately need in your busy, demanding life?
I’ve continued to improve at my goal for a healthy lifestyle. I continue to work on creating replacements that are natural instead of toxic. I’m in more of a rhythm for cooking, creating and testing my natural creations. A couple new additions that I will continue to improve are face powder, eye shadow and blush, deodorant, shampoo, body soap and laundry soap that looks better (what I have cleans well but all the ingredients aren’t staying mixed together so I have to shake it up). Exciting only to me in our house, is that I figured out a formula that gets rid of static and eliminates dryer sheets! It is hilarious that I’ve been excited to do the laundry. I was actually out of dirty laundry for my static tests and had to wait a couple days to complete the project! Hahahaha!