He leads me to restful waters and peaceful pastures. He restores my soul.” (Psalm 23)
In today’s wired world, it’s become harder than ever to follow Jesus to the peaceful and restorative rests that he wants to give us. And it’s become more necessary!
Take a sabbatical from what has wearied you. This is God’s plan for you. It’s the meaning of the word “Sabbath”. It’s one of the Ten Commandments, because it’s essential for a healthy and holy life.
We honor the Lord’s Day not just by going to church but also by protecting an entire day from the encroachments of work-related tasks, problems in relationships, and other situations that wear us out or tear us down. God knows we need the time out. He knows it better than we do.
Do you feel like goofing off once in a while? Don’t feel guilty about it. Assign it to one full day each week. Jesus wants to have time with you playing, relaxing, and recharging your mental batteries. Great inspirations and insightful solutions to problems come from this. Goofing off with Jesus is never a waste of time.
© 2014 by Terry A. Modica
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