Most days are crazy busy. Other days are just crazy. On our days off we seek rest. This is good. In fact, it is right and Godly. We weren’t designed to go all of the time. We need to have a way to unwind and focus on what is truly important. That is the point of the ‘day of rest’ every week. If you aren’t taking a day away from all labors every week, I encourage you to do so. Taking a day off is good for your soul. And believe it or not, it is good for your wallet.
People have different ways of resting. Some go boating, others spend time caring for a garden, people golf, knit, watch movies, etc. There are a thousand ways to get worn out. There are also a thousand ways to rest. Resting is often called ‘recreation.’ This is an interesting thing. We are recreating when we enjoy recreation… when we rest. We are making ourselves new. There’s nothing wrong with most of those recreations.
But one of the writers in the Bible said this, “I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 62:1-2) I enjoy ballgames, hanging out at the beach with my family, traveling. All of these things help keep me centered. But I cannot find true deep spiritual health and rest anywhere except in God. I should rest in God alone.
I hope this devotional helps rejuvenate you. I hope relaxing renews you. But I hope you realize that your spirit can only be protected and refreshed in the presence of God. Now, go rest today. Rest well. Rest in Him.
My name is David, and I want to know God more, and help other people find Him.