Quiet Myself Enough to Listen and Be Refreshed
I also found it important to quiet myself, even in the midst of my hectic schedule. I learned to do this on Sundays, but trying to do it that one day also taught me more about doing it every day of the week. When I was at church, I learned to pray about my attitude as I tried to listen to the sermon and interact with others. I can be a cynical, skeptical person, so I began to put that aside and simply learn, asking God to help me see truth.
I also asked God to help me feel loved by him, rather than feeling like a guilty failure—my go-to attitude every time I am in church. When guilt―for no reason―would threaten to overwhelm, I began to look for ways God loves me. I would hear it in a passage of Scripture, a truth in a sermon, or a hug from a friend.
I’ve learned I may not be able to spend Sundays leisurely―and there is still a need for finding leisure time―but Sabbath can be found even in the midst of busyness. As I quiet my heart, I can focus on the only one who can truly give me rest (Heb. 4:1–16).