I really look forward to Saturdays where we have absolutely nothing on the calendar. As an introvert, staying at home in my PJs with a hot cup of coffee, a good book or movie is about as joyous a time as I can have. No schedule, no time clock, no agenda…just time to rest my mind and my soul. With so many responsibilities during the week I need that time to unwind, to rejuvenate and to think about what God really wants me to do for Him. I used to feel guilty for not being busy or not doing something the world (and sometimes the church) thinks I should be doing. I overpacked my schedule for so many years with activity, some really good and worthy activities. But God has a different path for this season of my life and it clearly includes more time with Him and my family.
While I still use these days to catch up on some things, like laundry or going through all the mail from the week or even balancing my checkbook (which by the way I love to do) these are activities that I complete without pressure and without a timeframe. I also get to spend more time with this one…the only one of my 3 who still likes to cuddle.
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1