Journal Entry ~ 10/30/17
We have responsibilities for our job that spill over into our free time, our culture demands our children participate in at least one activity and that they have a well-rounded social life, school heaps on additional scheduling conflicts, including homework, we also have aging parents that need to be cared for, and don’t forget we need to get the house cleaned and dinner on the table and the car needs to be fixed....and that’s not even a busy day. Work is a good thing - God calls us to work for Him, and to work with all our might. But He also calls us to rest - in fact, He designed and instructed us to rest in the very creation of the world. God didn’t rest on the 7th day because He needed a break, God rested on the 7th day to show us the importance of incorporating a rhythm of rest into our schedules. He goes so far as to promise blessings if we observe rest (Deuteronomy 15:4-6) and curses if we do not (Deuteronomy 28:15). God knows how important this rest is to our bodies, our hearts, and our minds...the question is whether or not we are observing His command to rest in our lives. Are we experiencing the blessings of choosing to rest, or are we struggling with the curses of not choosing to rest?