Sunday, August 3, 2008

Resting for a Day

"Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings." (Leviticus 23:3) The word Sabbath means to stop. Stop working, stop cleaning the house, stop cooking, stop running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done...just STOP. God created the sabbath, not us. God in His infinite wisdom knew we needed a day to rest, reflect, renew and recharge. Otherwise, we would burn out and not be as effective. But so many of us today go 24/7, and we're tired, stressed, anxious, and burnt out. Consequently we are not as effective as we could be. What do you think would happen if, for just one day, you didn't do anything. Well, the laundry would still get done, the house might not be spotless but it would still be clean, and deadlines would still get met. Even better yet you would probably feel better, have more energy, and get even more accomplished. The Holy Bible says six days you shall work, and rest on the seventh. It didn't say it had to be on a Sunday. Many religions rest on Friday or Saturday. Pick YOUR sabbath. Now, here's the's a day of solemn rest, a HOLY while you're resting remember it is also a day set aside to worship and praise God. Go to the church, synagogue, or temple of your choice, or how you praise God, and be sure to thank Him for your day of rest. Love, Beau