Are you a person on-the-go, all-the-time, seven days a week? Aren’t you getting tired of the rat race? Well, God has just the remedy for you. A Sabbath rest. I can hear your refuting the idea. I have to catch up on my laundry. I have grocery shopping to do. I have to finish this project. I have a deadline to meet. And the list goes on and on. Reasons why you can’t rest. The truth is, if you don’t take the time to rest and reflect, your body will wear out. Your energy will deplete. Depression or anxiety will rear its ugly head. And you will be forced into the pit for needed repairs. Your racing engine has burned out. You have lost the race.
What have you lost? Much needed time with your spouse. Quality time with the kids. Time for journal keeping and reflection. Time to contemplate the real goal you are trying to achieve. Time to have a little talk with Jesus. There is a desperate need within each of us to hit the pause button, sit with God, and find rest for our weary soul. Even God after he had created the universe, rested.
Need a conversation starter for your time with God? Why not ask him:
- What 3 things am I doing well?
- What area of my life is not pleasing to you?
- Lord, help me sort my priorities according to your standards?
- Lord, teach me to rest.
- Fill my cup, Lord, my soul thirsts.