Sep 1, 2021
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany sits down with Rachel Fahrenbach, where they share their struggles, stories, and triumphs on the lie of comparison.
All women compare themselves to a standard, whether it is to other women, an internal measurement, or how we were raised. Rachel provides truth and a lens on how resting with God can bring you peace, clarity, and contentment.
Rachel and Bethany remind us there is no true standard that God puts us to, and he gave us our children for a reason. And, to remind yourself that what your life looks like on the outside to others is not a reflection of what goes on behind your walls or who you are as a person, mother, or spouse.
Rachel discusses the importance of Sabbath, sitting with Christ each week across from one another to unfold and reflect on the week. This space is different from prayer time, Bible study, or Sunday morning worship. This is dedicated time where you sit in your thoughts, experiences, and moments for him to speak truth into your life. This is a place of abounding grace, not condemnation. What others think or say does not define you; what God says about you explains you. This dedicated time can help bring you peace when you feel the attack of lies from the enemy.
If you are interested in learning more about Rachel, you can find her bio below:
Rachel Fahrenbach is the author of Rest & Reflect, a guided journal that helps you implement a rhythm of rest and reflection in your week through the practice of Sabbath. Her desire to see moms reclaim a deep joy and stabilizing piece in their weeks by actively choosing to rest. To support them in this choice, Rachel offers encouragement and resources for implementing a Sabbath practice at https://rachelfahrenbach.com. Rachel and her husband live in the Chicagoland area with their three kiddos.
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