God Wants Us To Rest Occasionally

We are living in a society that promotes and thrives on productivity. It seems as if everyone is expected to do something productive all the time. And that rest has come to be considered as a form of luxury–an indulgence. As a matter of fact, a lot of people these days feel guilty at the thought of taking a day or two to relax and do nothing. Are you one of these individuals? Then that makes the two of us.

Thankfully, I got a reminder from God today of his desire for me to rest–to take a break. God’s message came to me through a post titled: “The Most Crucial Part of Your Day…

Productivity is a good thing, being able to achieve the things that we want to achieve is extremely gratifying. However, it is important that we remind ourselves that our creator made us to require rest sometimes. If we want to fully enjoy the life that he gave us, we need to keep this truth and commandment in mind. Even God–the almighty maker and ruler of our universe–took the time to rest. So rest must probably be an important thing.

Additionally, in relation to yesterday’s post, “God Gave You a Gift: Take Care of It,” our body is the temple of God, and rest is an important element of keeping our bodies healthy and well.