Day 4 of 31 Days of Connecting
Today, we have nothing planned. Well, almost nothing. No work. No meetings. No writing (I’m writing this on Friday) No house cleaning or laundry or dinners… Nothing I don’t want to do.
That’s what my Saturdays have turned into. Nothings. And in those times of Nothings, I have found the space I need to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with God.
It typically takes me most of Friday to calm down. To turn my brain off from work and to turn to what’s important. It takes me a couple of hours on Saturday to wake up, to fully wake up to the day and to realize that this is the Lord’s day. The day I take to create a bunch of nothingness in order to read, pray, connect with my family and to just be.
I’ve been intentionally practicing Sabbath for a few months now. Intentionally setting aside my Saturdays to have nothing planned. I was afraid at first that if I did that everything would fall behind. That I would only wind up with more to do on the other days of the week. But that has not been the case.
Because I take an entire day to do nothing but be attentive to the Lord and the needs of my relationship with my family and myself, I find that I am much more attentive to what is needed every other day of the week. Because I take the time to train my ear to the Lord on Saturday, I can hear him better on Wednesday. Because I let myself rest and unwind on Saturday, I am able to start up again at church on Sunday.
Because I meet God in the midst of nothing, I find that I have everything.