Oh a mom’s glorious life. It’s kind of like a version of Groundhog Day. Wake up, shower, make breakfast, do school, make lunch, go grocery shopping, clean kitchen, do laundry, clean bathrooms, clean living room, make dinner, clean up dinner, put kids to bed, go to bed, wake up, shower, make breakfast, do school….well, you get the idea. So, where in there is there any time for rest? God wants to give us rest, but many of us are too caught up in getting everything done to remember it.
So, it was perfect to receive a copy of 365 Devotions for Finding Rest, a new devotional from Zondervan Publishers. There are, of course, 365 devotions, one for every day of the year starting on January 1.
Each titled devotion begins with a Bible verse (verses are taken from pretty much every version you can imagine), followed by several paragraphs of devotional followed by a short one sentence prayer. The devotionals are all centered around the concept of rest (obviously), for mind, body and spirit. There are sometimes little anecdotes, sometimes commentary about a particular story from the Bible, and sometimes both.
Each devotional I looked at was like a breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to making this devotional a part of my daily routine. It will remind me that I’m never too busy to sit down and accept the rest that God so desires for me to have.
*I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishers via BookLook Bloggers but was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.