Driving into work earlier this week I was thinking about all the things waiting for me when I arrived, then my mind quickly jumped to the things I had to do and wanted to do once the workday released me. The to do list always seems to grow so fast. Check off one task and two more tasks magically appear. If only my hair and/or nails would grow that fast…. I’m just saying.
Do we really need to fill up our calendars?
Well in the midst of these thoughts my favorite radio program is on, “Get UP! Mornings with Erica Campbell” and her sidekick Griff was talking about rest. And of course, that was confirmation for me…nope I don’t need to fill up my calendar. I need to rest!!
What is it about saying I’ll do it or I’ll be there? Does it give us satisfaction, make us feel important and popular? And as you already know after we fulfill the professional obligations and personal invitations, we are beyond tired and again we tell ourselves I can’t keep doing this, I gotta learn to say no, a very nice no. The perfect decline should take care of it. I know my mind and body will thank me for it. REST it’s the right thing to do.
But if you are having doubts or feeling guilty for taking time to catch your breath, this is for you, God rested on the seventh day.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2 NIV)
So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who enter into God’s rest will find rest from their labors, just as God rested after creating the world. (Hebrews 4:9-10) Life Application Study Bible.
Rest from your labor. Rest in the Lord
I say it’s time for a new to do list and #1 on this list is REST. Oh yeah and as far as the calendar, not right now, go get some rest.
God thank you for your presence and the comfort we find when we rest in you Lord. God there is peace knowing that are needs are being met even in the resting period. We can find rest for our souls because your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Your love for us is amazing Lord and we adore you, in the precious name of Jesus Amen.