Time With God

Every 4 years, missionaries with Cru are encouraged to take a 30-day “Sabbatical” break from their routine.  I confess that in the 12 years we’ve been on staff, I have not taken this gift, this vital responsibility, seriously.  Until now.

Sabbatical comes from the word “sabbath,” the day of rest commanded by God in the Old Testament and clarified by Jesus.  It is meant to be a check in the rush rush rush of our busy lives to focus on the Lord and revitalize our hearts, bodies and minds.

I’ve made a list of things to focus on (including physical exercise, time in the Word and prayer, creativity and pursuing relationships).  I write this message one week in, and God has blessed everything I’ve attempted and met with me in it!  I have taken long prayer walks, written stories, sat with friends, listened to teachings that have sat on my shelf for years and poured over God’s beautiful Scripture.

Please pray for my heart to stay focused on Him and trusting that God will take care of the rest of life that can easily steal my attention.

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