For the next 40 days, I’m giving up caffeine. I’ve done it before for longer periods, so I know I can do it. The hardest part is the first 3 or 4 days of headaches. My caffeine consumption has gotten a little over-the-top in the last few months. I’ve become too dependent on it to regulate my energy levels.
On the spiritual side of things, I’m going to be meditating on rest during this period. More specifically, a healthy, God-honoring and life-affirming cycle of work and rest.
I’m planning on thinking and praying about what Jesus meant in Matthew 11:28-30, when He said
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
My life has felt forced and ragged lately. I could use some time recovering my life, and seeking some much-needed rest for my soul.
Hope you have a blessed and restful week.