It’s time y’all. It’s time for a vacation from the blog and podcast, to refresh, to remember why I do all of this; I’m thankful for God’s work through this blog and podcast the past year. Can you believe we’re at 80 podcast episodes? Vacations are so good; they don’t have to be fancy or expensive, but I think taking a ‘Sabbath’ or a rest from something you normally do is so vital to reminding you why you do it and reminding you that you don’t have to be ON all the time.
It’s been a crazy year, and I’m so thankful that it’s October and time to check in, step back, and think and pray about everything God has been doing. There has been laughter, so much sorrow, so much joy, so much contentment, so much happy, so much sad, and I’m just taking these next two weeks to kind of digest it all.
Our family is going on a vacation, and it’s going to be so fun. Yes, are my lingering ED thoughts still kind of firing off? They are, but they are such faint signals, and the freedom God has me walking in is SO much louder.
These next two weeks will be time to see just how far I’ve come in recovery since last year and the rather rocky but good Europe trip. Last year was rough, but I know that God is faithful, and He’s always sanctifying, purifying, making me more like Jesus and taking away those idols that I held so dear last year.
Psalm 34 has been the Psalm that has defined so much of this year, and I am confident that going on these two weeks of vacation will how God has delivered me from many of the fears I had last year about travel.
Psalm 34:3-8, ‘I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.’
So I guess this is just me signing off for two weeks encouraging those who read and who are pursuing food freedom to TRUST in the Lord for that freedom. Without Him, I don’t believe that freedom is possible, but with Him that freedom is indeed one of the sweetest gifts.
Let’s walk into some restful weeks in October and sit back and reflect on the year:
What does a time for vacation teach you?
Do you do vacation? What kinds of vacations do you take?