Stop!

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When do you stop?

There is always something to do, something worthy of your time.

Another Bible Study to lead, another meeting to attend, another woman to encourage, another event to organize… Oh and not to mention, another meal to prepare, another child to help with homework, another load of laundry to fold and so on.

STOP!

Stopping refreshes me.

It can look like many things for me… a power walk outside, a nap, an extended time with the Lord, a movie, a house decorating project (just finished mounting a 4’X6’ framed World Map in my husband’s office – it looks so cool!), a date with my husband, a weekend retreat, a vacation!

Stopping keeps me going.

It renews my perspective, refuels my soul and ensures my longevity in ministry.

What does stopping do for you?

How about stopping real soon?

Here are some paraphrased comments that I’ve heard in the past week from women who realize the importance of stopping:

My husband and I have decided to stop working at 6:30 three nights per week. After dinner, we sit quietly and read.  ~Pastor’s wife of a large church

I am choosing to read the Bible first thing in the morning before I look at facebook or go on the internet.  ~Christian worker/home-school mom

I just need to stop and be content with what I have accomplished.  ~Missionary/Associate Director

 

“And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested…” Gen. 2:2

“Cease striving and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

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