|Posted by Valerie Anderson-Stallworth on August 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM|
"On the seventh day... God rested from all his work." Gnensis 2:2
Do you ever wonder when the madness of daily life will stop long enough for you to catch your breath? If you are, like myself, and most people, who are caught up in our schedule obsessed society, you fall into bed at night exhausted and sometimes much to much tired to fall asleep.
You are right to think that God wants you to tend to business and meet your responsibilities, but He also means for you to enjoy your life and treat your body like the holy temple that it is. When I was chained to the corporate table, I failed to take care of me. There were just not enough hours in the day to "take care of business", and take care of me. God saw fit to allow me to release myself from the shackles of the daily grind, and for that I am Greatful.
I learned, after much ill health and heartache, that rest isn't a luxury; it is a necessity. Without it, your body will be vulnerable to disease and even premature death if you are not careful. Physical rest will come more readily when you release your cares to God. Then, finally, you will be able to catch your breath again. Come on... release, breathe, there you go...
"Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your soul." Jeremiah 6:16
Lord, I ask for the rest that comes when we allow you to help us shoulder our daily responsibilities. Amen