Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Zoning Out - A Dose of Encouragement 36
We are just back from our trip to Malta.
Such a lovely way to spend our
37th Wedding Anniversary.
Just the two of us
doing just what we felt like doing
just when we felt like doing it.
It is not often this type of thing happens even though our kids are grown and living away from home, even though I don't work and Fred works from home.
There is always something to be done for the blog, for church, for the house, for the kids (yes they still need us sometimes to help with something, to proof read an article, to ask questions about things, or just to have a little moan to when things are not so straight forward for them).
So it is very sweet to have a whole week of doing nothing by a deadline or by a phonecall or by an email.
It is very sweet to just relax and think of nothing (and also wonder how it is possible to sit by a pool in high temperatures and just close your eyes and think of nothing without always falling asleep) or to read a novel in a day or two or to do some puzzles.
Yes it is a delight to do all of this without thinking you should not be using your time on this when there are other things to be done.
Relaxing is good for you in so many ways and we were very blessed this past week to have all that lovely weather and location to relax in and to have someone special to relax with.
God always knew we would need times of relaxing and what we sometimes even call "Zoning Out" from everything that grabs at our attention and demands action.
God wants us to relax.
God wants us to Zone Out.
God wants us to refresh our minds and our bodies.
So what if we try to just relax for a little time each day?
Take some "Me Time" so that we can feel refreshed.
Don't feel guilty about doing it.
We really will benefit from it.
We really don't know what God will speak to us once we are refreshed.