Rest - Monday, September 03, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012
I rest from my labors; I am restored and refreshed.

Throughout the week, I may be busy and productive. Yet the creation story in the Book of Genesis reminds me that a time of rest is also important.

Rest restores balance to my body and my mind. I offset physical labor with sleep, as well as exercise and play. I release mental tension by setting aside any struggle or strife and allowing the peace of God to renew my spirit.

I rest from work and from worry and concern. I nurture my body and refresh my mind. As I daydream and play, the restorative power of God revitalizes me.

Fully rested, I open to inspiration and resume my work with renewed enthusiasm.

So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.—Genesis 2:3