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Who has time to rest? There is so much to do. So many expectations.  I’ll rest when I retire. Does any of this sound familiar? Perhaps you have said something similar at one point?

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work…For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)

My Dad took these verses very seriously. He was a farmer, and even if the weather was great for working, he went to church in the morning, and lazed about the rest of the day. He figured that if he obeyed God with this, God would bless him. Sometimes others mocked him for not working when the weather was good but he stood strong in his belief and God blessed him. Thank you, Dad, for your example. 

Having a lazy day once a week is a good thing. With so many things to do, it is sometimes hard to sit and relax. Our bodies were designed to work and then rest. Without rest we get run down and our body doesn’t function as it should.

Our bodies were made to move and work but after the work comes rest. So, if you find yourself too busy to rest, schedule it in. You will be surprised how productive you can be if you make that time to rest and relax. A day of rest…is a beautiful thing. 

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