Taking a Day Off
Mark 2:27 - 27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
When was the last time that you had a day off? I’m not talking about the kind of day off where you spend it doing chores around the house either. I’m talking about actually taking the day off relaxing and resting. How about the last time that you spent some time with God during your resting time? That’s what Sabbath is all about! Rest, Relaxation, and Jesus. We all need time with God, and we all need time to rest. That’s the reason that God commanded his people to take a Sabbath. Yes, you read that right. It wasn’t a suggestion from God that people should chill out every now and then. The Sabbath was a command because God understands that we absolutely need to relax sometimes.
Taking a day off to spend with family and God can be difficult sometimes, especially if you work in a time sensitive business, like agriculture or something like the restaurant business. But here is the thing, we need it. Just like Jesus said in the verse up above; “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. Start with an hour or two of your day if taking a day off of work is absolutely impossible and use it to spend time with Jesus. Use that hour to pray, to read your Bible, or to worship. We all need that; I spend the majority of my days in a church and I still need to set time aside and spend it with God alone. I promise that if you do this, your relationship with Jesus will grow in ways that you can’t imagine. I also promise that if you take this time and spend it with Jesus, or even just take some time to relax that your work life will improve as well! There is something about a well-rested and spiritually rejuvenated person that is absolutely more productive in the workplace. Will you join me in committing yourself to renewing the Sabbath? To deliberately setting aside time in your day and week to spend relaxing with family, to spend that valuable time with Jesus?