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Tell Me Something Good Monday – It’s Not Too Late to Rest

“And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 NKJV

Happy Monday! I look forward to reading about your Tell Me Something Good Monday stories. I had a particularly restful Sunday. After virtual Sunday School and Church I sat outside and finished reading a novel that I’ve been working on for awhile. It was a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze. Ahh! It’s amazing, because this morning I woke up refreshed. So many times I fill every moment with work. Yesterday, I stopped to reflect on the gift of rest.

Have you ever wondered if working on Sunday is a violation of God’s commandments? In modern times it is sometimes necessary to work on Sunday to remain employed. Working moms and dads often need to catch up housework, yard work, and other duties on Sunday. Is this a violation of God’s law? I don’t think so. Jesus said that the Sabbath was given to man. It’s a gift to refresh and restore. It helps with our mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. During stressful times it is especially important to take time to rest and restore our bodies, minds and souls. That’s why God gave it to us.

If you missed your opportunity to rest yesterday, take time today and throughout the week to rest. Have a great Monday! God bless you.

2 comments

  1. While in college, my then-pastor challenged us students to commit to taking one day off a week from studies. Not as a legalistic thing. But just to set aside a day for rest and reflection and a chance to breathe.

    My first thought was, “No way! I can’t possibly take a whole day off. I’m too busy!”

    But I decided to try it for 6 weeks. Know what? My grades went up. My work improved. I was way more productive than I was while running on fumes 7 days a week.

    I still set aside one day a week to rest. The difference it makes in productivity and attitude is amazing!

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