resting

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It's time for some down time for the Berry Bunch after a busy period for us all. Now it's time for some down time!

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Today is a good day! We’ve got two loads of washing on our washing line blowing in the gentle breeze and sun. As a stat at home dad, this makes Andy B very happy! Inside the home, the hoover has been finally repaired and the carpets have been thoroughly gone over. As has the stairs, and lots of dusting has happened too. In our homes, and in our Spiritual lives we need lots of maintenance. Dirt and dust appear no matter what we do, especially if you use a wood burning stove a lot! In our walks with Jesus Christ dirt and dust constantly appears too, blocking our ability to see God, and who He is.

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We love accomplishing things. Perhaps, like me, you use a digital To Do List. It is immensely satisfying clicking that little tick box, and having the satisfaction of having accomplished something else. It can be addictive. We can end up working so hard in order to have achieved something, that we miss out on the actual achieving! We’re really good at being busy. The church excels at this, sadly. I think we sometimes feel that if we work really hard then, perhaps, God will love us more, or we’ll feel less guilty about something else.

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While sitting in the car, waiting for Jo to get some printing sorted, I saw a Cruise Liner, which got me thinking about resting, both passively and actively. So, sitting, in our car, to the tune of rain beating on the roof, it got me pondering about how we rest; if God rested on the 7th day for the world - setting a beautiful rhythm for us to follow - and if we can rely on God, how does this affect our intentional resting as the children he adores?