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Holiday time – a time to discover yourself again

“And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”

Exodus 33:14
 

A lot of people are in holiday mood during the summer. During the holiday, we are able to detach from our everyday routine. During the holiday everything is different. We get to explore foreign countries, we get to know new and interesting people. We can just unwind and really have a rest. However, it is not only our bodies which need rest and relaxation. Our spirits and souls also need a break. The holidays give us the opportunity to not only explore faraway countries, but also to get to know ourselves anew and to question our motives and our lives.

Am I living in the way I envisioned that I would? Or am I allowing myself to be guided by outside forces? Am I allowing my surroundings to dictate my lifestyle? How am I utilising my time? Am I able to manage my time more effectively? Do I still have time for family and friends? Or have I become a slave to a multitude of appointments and responsibilities?

The holiday time can be utilised to find inner peace and to reflect. God gave us peace. We need to make time for reflection, so that we don't forget our Creator, remembering always that our bodies and souls are only on loan to us by God and we need to treat it with caution and responsibility, allowing ourselves a time of peaceful reflection on this reality! We need to use everything available to us during our holidays: Churches, beaches, forests, concerts, a worthy speech, image meditation... I like to walk along the beach and think about God and the world. I wish you a blessed day with opportunity to unwind, relax....

(Translated by Linda Gates)

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This devotion is also available in Afrikaans: Vakansie tyd – 'n tyd om jouself weer te ontdek
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