in the current issue of our beloved magazine 'Lydia' (www.lydia.net, see picture below), which is available only in the absolutely recommendable (annual) subscription, which does not have to be canceled, the following article has been published:
Have your read below the following picture showing the magazine's cover page.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and maybe even order the subscription for yourself or for your wife according to the upcoming cause?!
Kerstin mit Rainer
The Sabbath is a divine principle. Often we only know tension, but we need the opposite pole as well.
Am I often sick?
Do I often feel overworked?
Do I feel permanently stressed, dull and exhausted?
Am I struggling to come to rest at all?
Do I have difficulty sleeping?
Enjoying God's good gifts is a breeding ground for joy.
Cannot I remember the last moment of enjoyment?
Do I think I do not enjoy anything?
Do I only have a few nice moments?
Does my life feel dreary, gray and meaningless?
Does the word "enjoyment" give me a guilty conscience?
We are created for community.
Do I often feel isolated and lonely?
Is my last appointment months ago?
Do I envy friends and couples watching on the street?
Do not I want to celebrate my birthday because I suspect that nobody would come anyway?
4. Need for support
We are brothers and sisters in God's family.
Do I mostly want to do everything on my own?
Do I feel the requests for support as weakness?
Do I have the feeling of being alone?
5. Need for self-realization
God has given each one of us gifts and talents whose use gives us fulfillment.
Do I rarely have time for myself?
Do not I know anymore what I like to do?
Do not I have any hobbies or interests that I follow?
Am I rarely undisturbed?
Do not I have my own projects, but mostly invest in the projects of others?
We cannot and should not tip over from one extreme to the other. If I have not yet noticed my own needs and did not care for myself, that does not mean that from now on it should only be about me, because then I would become a Develop egoists. Try to start with a certain thing and find a good balance.