SHINE Daily

When You Take A Day...

I’ve been obsessed with looking at Redfin and Zillow. Every day a few times a day I’m looking at houses and dreaming... It would be so nice to have an updated bathroom. A bigger kitchen. A bedroom with a walk-in closet. It would be so nice...

Then last Saturday happened. I had a day... a whole day. No plans. No reason why I had to leave my home. No list of things I was going to do... well, actually there was a very long list of things I thought I should do but I decided to stop “shoulding” on myself and chose to honor my soul. I needed a break. A rest. A sabbath.

I put fresh flowers all over the house. I opened windows. I drank coffee in my favorite mug and I drank it slowly. I read books and underlined things that stuck out to me. I journaled. I sang. I walked the neighborhood with my guy and my dog. I produced- nothing. And it was exactly what I needed. All this time I have been wrestling with discontentment with my house and in a day it was gone. I felt the Lord whisper to my heart. Maybe if you just spend time in the place you are dissatisfied with, you’ll be grateful for it again. Maybe you just need a day to see things clearly. A lot can change when you take a day. 

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

‭‭- Paul, Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭

Co-host of Tracey, Steve, and Dave on SHINE-FM.