Taking time to “just be.”  It tough. Life’s tentacles pull on us constantly…no matter if you’re jonathan-bean-37632married, single, working, not working, parenting, or not parenting.  There’s never a shortage of activity or obligation to fill our time and/or our mind.

I was on vacation recently.  I’m single, I have no kids, unless you count Carmie (my dog), and I chose a “staycation”, so there was none of the hustle and bustle that comes with travel.  There was nothing pressing that needed to be done, but still…I struggled with just relaxing… taking time to “just be.”   It actually took work to “just be”, even for small segments of the day.

I’m going to share with you what a friend reminded me of the other day.  Your rest is also a form of Godliness. God rested on the 7th day, remember? He defined His task, and when that task was finished, He rested…and took time to enjoy the fruit of his work.

Times of rest are part of our obedience to God because it falls within the frame of how He created us.


God bless, and, as always, thanks for reading!


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