Episode 40 features an interview with Cheryl Wunderlich, author of Sacred Rest: Finding the Sabbath in the Everyday. Here’s a bit from here bio… After years caught up in the whirlwind of family life, motherhood, work, and ministry, Cheryl couldn’t imagine allowing rest for herself—until cancer forced her to stop. In her crushing battle with exhaustion, she began to hear God’s still, small voice inviting her to hope, be restored, and to find deep soul-quenching rest in Him. God’s rest was her way back to life.
Some of What We Talk About:
- What the Bible says about rest
- How we can be far off from God’s vision of rest for our lives
- God ordering the world with a pattern of regular rest
- How breaking the Sabbath is more serious than we think
- How keeping sabbath is an act of faith/trust in God
- How sabbath is a gift
- How we need boundaries to prevent working too much
- Sabbath as a time for worship and abiding in God
- Evaluating the work that you are doing – asking whether the busyness of your life is really what God wants you to be doing.
- How to fight against busyness
- Looking to the life of Jesus and his retreats to quiet, desolate places
- Setting posteriorities – writing down those things that you are going to not do.
- Instead of juggling priorities or things on the schedule – prune things (even good things!) in order to be more fruitful.
- Thinking about what delights your soul, and incorporating that into your Sabbath rest.
- The day of preparation for the Sabbath
- The challenge of taking a true day of rest where you do not do any work – AT ALL!
- How Sabbath helps us remember that we are here for more than this life.
What kinds of things to do (and not do) on the Sabbath.
Links and Resources:
- Rhythms of Rest – Cheryl’s website
- Sacred Rest: Finding the Sabbath in the Everyday
- Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
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