Hello, dear reader. After all that talk about rest, I have made a decision:
I will keep a Sabbath day.
Trust me, this is not an easy task, especially for a type A person like me! However, I would argue that it's type A people who need a specified day of rest the most. I told myself, year after year, that I was going to reserve Sunday for true relaxation (read: NO HOMEWORK). The end of every week was burdensome to me, as I toiled over reading the last passages and completing the last assignments. The stress and pressure left me feeling exhausted and pessimistic about the upcoming Monday.
Stress is not a fruit of the Spirit; this I know! While a Sabbath won't dissolve the perfectionism and fear that lie behind my stress, I can already see that--on my first day of keeping Sunday open--there is great merit in the idea.
Thank the Lord. Like I facebooked the other day (Chris, there's your verb)...
By God's grace, life keeps getting better: not less difficult, not less confusing, not less emotional, but definitely better.
Yeah. Middle school is rock-hard evidence of that.