Chasing Quiet: Day 27 - Discovering Joy

If most of the week is the "inhale" to push through what we "need" to do, then Sabbath rest is the "exhale" to let it all go for a while.

How do we do that when we're hard-wired for action and when our culture thrives on everything being so fast-paced?

As I've contemplated ways to find more quiet for myself and to be more intentional redefining Sabbath rest, I've struggled with ways to get a "gameplan" during the week to allow more down time on Sundays. The more I've read about Sabbath rest, though, I've been encouraged that it truly is an individualized process.

So, I keep returning to the idea that striving to enter full rest is to focus on things that bring me joy.

Each year as I pull out Christmas decorations, I'm reminded that "joy" tends to be my word for the season as I find it in various forms throughout my house.

Where do YOU discover joy during the holiday season?

As mentioned previously, Sabbath Rest is going to look different for each of us. God created us uniquely, so our recharging process will be specific to us. Rather than provide examples from my personal experience, I'd encourage you to explore what is restful for you.

What is a place that renews your spirit? Is it home or somewhere else?