A Day of Rest

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  1. Thanks for writing this, Crickett. I do NOT take a day of rest, and it shows. This is something I need to think/pray about.
    I’m with you that it doesn’t have to be Sundays, but if someone feels convicted about it, I think it’s great for that person to observe a full day on Sunday. I also think “rest” means different things for different people. I love to cook, so I find it restful and enjoyable to prepare a nice, leisurely meal for my family on Sunday evenings. Others might think that’s work.
    I completely back you on people in ministry having a different day to rest. My husband used to say he got paid to go to church.

    • Carole, thanks for sharing! I laughed at your husband’s comment about being “paid to go to church.” And I remember Tommy Nelson saying he liked to do yard work on Sunday afternoons because that was relaxing for him. So, you’re totally right. Different things bring rest for different people. I think the key is to take a break from things we fill the other six days doing every day as our “work.” Thanks again for sharing!

  2. Great post. As I’ve studied Sabbath, I’ve come to understand that rest is both a discipline we practice and a way of life for the Christian. We live out of the rest Christ made possible on the cross, and the discipline of rest is a declaration of our trust in God’s sovereignty.

    • Leigh, you said it well – “rest is both a discipline we practice and a way of life for the Christian.” If we don’t make it a discipline, it gets pushed aside. I see that in my own life. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. So timely, Crickett, as we enter the summer months where many of us will be looking for places of rest and relaxation. Also, our associate pastor preached on The God of Rest yesterday! Thank you for your thoughts and great sound advice. We were not made to do life alone, and we certainly cannot do life well without resting in the presence of Christ consistently. He is our Source of Strength and the Thirst Quencher for our souls. Blessings!

    • Thanks, Melanie! I’m still learning how to rest, and you’re so right – “we cannot do life well without resting in the presence of Christ consistently.” We have to be intentional about slowing down and letting Him refresh us. Thanks so much for sharing!

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