Saturday, February 18, 2012

Days 18 & 19: Love Takes a Break

On the weekends, Brent and I try to take a couple of hours apart and alone. A mini getaway. All by ourselves.

He sometimes sips Starbucks and reads a book that has been sitting on his nightstand all week. Or maybe he meanders around Gander Mountain for camping gear. Occasionally, he simply shuts himself in our room and takes a nap.

He allows me a couple of hours to myself, as well. I sometimes go for a walk and call a friend. I may grab a cup of joe and browse through a froo-froo gift shop {with girly breakables and tight corners. A store rowdy boys don't belong} Or, my personal favorite, I sit on the couch, PJ's and book in hand, and I am "off limits" to the boys. Daddy intercepts all questions and needs... Dreamy.

We call this our "Sabbath Time". A couple of hours on Sunday to reflect, rest and recharge. I need Brent to take time off. He needs me to take time off. We love our children better when we take a break. We love each other better when we take a break. This Sabbath Time is important to our family.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Genesis 2:1-3

Days 18 & 19: Love Takes A Break

This weekend love better by taking a break. God has given us a Biblical mandate to do this. Intentionally, enter into a Sabbath rest from all the work you do. Recharge. Refuel. Refresh. Rotate time with your spouse. Allow him a couple of hours today and he can free you up tomorrow. Or maybe you don't need two hours, but only thirty minutes. Do as the Spirit leads you...but try for it. You will love better when you come home...and you will be more lovable.

Dream up your Sabbath Time...share with us what would refresh you this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Becky, this is good. I miss my me time, my alone time. Last Sunday, I took a nap and realized how much I need that rest, that Sabbath time. I am hoping to have more naps or just getting by myself/with God time on Sundays. Nothing. Just doing nothing...nice.


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