For a few months now, I’ve been sharing Monday Benedictions on Instagram. A few bloggers I love have shared weekend benedictions, but I always saved them for Monday. Weekends are like a deep breath for me; it’s easy to find peace and abide. (Funny enough, Emily Freeman switched from weekend benedictions to Monday prayers just after I started Monday benedictions! But who doesn’t need extra doses of encouragement on Mondays?)
Monday mornings are when I find myself most tempted to strive and white-knuckle my way through; to rely on my own productivity, plans, and strength to propel me through the week.
My Monday benedictions vary from week to week–most often I share something I’ve written, but occasionally I just stick with a verse from Scripture or a quote from someone else. It’s become a way for me to share what I most need to be reminded of, in the hope that someone else needs to hear it too.
I’d like to start sharing the benediction here on the blog as well, and occasionally, I might even share some longer thoughts. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s benediction.