I grew up in the generation that was taught Jesus can come back at any moment so let’s work while it is day but the reality is making room to rest is not just a suggestion but a commandment from the Lord.
“Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”
We don’t like to talk about it but we all need to guard margins in our life so that we can stay healthy in life and ministry.
Like the warning light in your car that informs us when we’re low on fuel, we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, to those closest to us and even our own bodies that are warning us to be careful.
If we don’t make room to rest, we’ll be forced to learn it’s significance the hard way.
Interestingly, when Jesus described some of the signs of the end times, he warned about a hurried lifestyle that we all live today.
He said, “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” (Luke 21:34)
Chris Hodges said, “When we get tired and depleted, exhausted and run down, we no longer think straight or with a long-term perspective. We have less clarity about our priorities and what we’re really committed to in our lives.”
So, let’s work hard… really, let’s work hard! But let’s also, make room to rest!
Let’s remember to pray for each other. We’re praying for you and your team this weekend!