Friday, December 5, 2008


I spent the day doing virtually nothing (Well except for the phone calls from the office and the phone calls from one of my elders!) I found it interesting that at certain times during the day, I felt that I should be doing "something."

I sometimes have trouble taking a whole "day off." I know that I should, it is just hard to not let my mind wander to the things I could be doing if I wasn't "resting"(especially since I don't have Amy here with me to help keep me away from work).

I have to admit, that now that the day is mostly over, I don't regret taking most of the day to do nothing. I think that many of us press on (even when we don't need to) to accomplish more and more. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any problem with working hard, I have a problem with people who work hard and then wonder why they burn out or have relationship problems!

The LORD expects us to take a Sabbath. It doesn't have to be on Saturday--for me it was on a Friday this week! We need to rest, so that we have the stamina to do what we are called to do. So, the next time someone wants to give you a hard time because you are taking time out to rest, you tell them that Tim said it is OK!

1 comment:

Amy Florence said...

I'm guessing I don't get that rest until after all my papers are written! Right?