Relaxing This Summer by Sonya




Relaxing this summer is something I am trying to focus on and allow God to do His will for my life and not control and plan everything. I have a hard time relaxing as my family of six keep me busy with all of their activities. I feel the need to keep up with everything to not let anyone I love down. But as I am doing that I realize I am letting God down by giving Him my leftovers and not resting at His feet. This reminds of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Martha was distracted and kept busy with her tasks at hand while Jesus was visiting and Mary chose to sit at the Lord’s feet and listen and relax with Him. The Lord says in verse 41 and 42, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” This story has so much meaning as we live out our lives because we have the choice to relax at Jesus’ feet or get caught up in the busyness of life.  If we continue to be caught up in the world we miss the opportunity to be with Him. This summer God is reminding me to not miss out on spending time with Him and having that be part of my day and giving Him my attention first. When I do that it has caused my days to be peaceful and be able to rest in His presence and recognize Him each day. I love the verse I have in my living room as a reminder, “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Finding the stillness in our everyday and seeking His presence will help us relax this summer. Are you ready to relax with Him this summer? Put on your sunglasses and let’s bask in the SON


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