rest is not a dirty word

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the other day, a friend of mine was praying and said, ‘david said You led him beside still waters. help us to be understanding when others around us need rest and teach us how to be still in our own lives.’

i really needed to hear that. our God rested and we should, too.

it is ok to rest. no matter what your head or our bigger, faster, better culture says.

ps linking up at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday.

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  • Sarah @ Tucker Up February 6, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Love your hair!

  • AStyleDefined February 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Love the simplicity of this – you get the greatest stuff at swaps!
    Lauren
    AStyleDefined

    • Caitlin February 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      Thank you, Lauren :) Hope you’re having a great day!

  • Iris February 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Hi caitlin! Thanks for sharing that. A couple weeks ago i was feeling so overwhelmed with all the responsibilities in my life and said to myself, “Surely this is not how God would want me to live my life. But when does He expect me to get it done and when does He expect me to rest?” He then brought to my mind that He wants me to rest on the Sabbath. I also need to be a better steward of my time. Anyway i need to honor Him my being more obedient to what His Word says. Obedience is better than sacrifice.

    • Caitlin February 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      Wise words, friend. I hope you’re less overwhelmed and more rested :)

  • Ashley McNeese February 6, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    1. Your hair looks great!
    2. This is such a great thought, and so true. Everything about our culture is “go, go, go” and it’s hard not to push service for Christ at the expense of worship. They go hand in hand and shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, but being busy doing good things is often confused with praising/worshiping God. Taking time to rest is as important as work. It’s a conundrum as old as Mary and Martha, I guess. :)

    • Caitlin February 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Thanks Ashley! You’re so right. I hadn’t thought of it in light of Mary and Martha, but that’s the perfect example. You can’t have one without the other (or at least can’t function well), but finding the balance is difficult.

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