For those who know me, I am not one to rest. In fact, it is a challenge for me to sit still. But resting is one thing I am investing in this year.
Resting isn’t being lazy. It is not a waste of time.
Rest is a gift.
In fact, we are all called to rest. It is part of self care. It is part of caring for the physical body. (I learned that the hard way with my recent knee injury.) But it is also part of caring for the body mentally.
It is even asked of us in the Bible.
“Remember to keep the Sabbath as a holy day. You may work and get everything done during six days each week. But the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the Lord your God.”(Exodus 20:8 ICB)
But I don’t know about you, but that’s where the questions arise. How will I ever get it all done in six days when I can’t even figure out how to do it all in seven?
God doesn’t expect us to understand it fully. He doesn’t expect us to figure it out. He just calls us to trust Him to hold true to His promises.
With that being said, He promises us that He can do abundantly more through us with our six days than we could ever do alone in seven.
So yesterday I started, I rested. Or I tried… but it’s a start! 😉
Do you take one day a week to rest? If not, join me in investing in this principle this new year.