Friday, August 28, 2015

Blogging Break & Bookshelf Friday - Breathe by Priscilla Shirer

So I recently completed this Bible study, and it ended with a challenge to, well, breathe:) So as I'm staring at my last week-and-a-half of summer before our homeschooling year kicks in, that's exactly what I'm going to do. I'll be back here on Wednesday, September 9th, but until then, I'm taking a huge breath of summer and relaxation before the school year starts.

Before I go, though, I wanted to show you this study. If you're in the middle of craziness and wondering how to find a little extra margin in your life, this study is a must-have. Enjoy!

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites' mindset. He didn't just want them legally free; He wanted them to be able to walk in the freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

You can purchase Breathe here.

And I'll see you in September!

1 comment:

  1. I've done this study too. Such a good one and right where so many of us are.