In Mac language we could even say, ‘Force Quit.’ Why? Because this subject is not easy. It takes determination and a thought out plan.
Here are some practical reasons for having a day of rest (a Sabbath).
1. God did it.
His example should be good enough for us. Period!
asks tells us to.
Its a simple question of obedience. As followers, we don’t get to pick and choose when we listen to Him. God’s not an egotistical power-monger. He always has reasons behind what He tells us…and we need to be OK with not always understanding those reasons.
3. We are not God…we need the rest.
Whether you work the ticket booth at the local cinema or you’re the CEO of a major corporation…you CAN take one day a week to NOT work. Screen your calls, mute your smart phone, don’t check emails, stay away from the office. Failure to do this WILL cause problems for you down the road.
4. It says a lot about our priorities when we observe a real day of rest.
Taking a weekly Sabbath day demonstrates commitment to God, our family, and our own spiritual health. And if you’re a pastor, it models a good example to your staff and church body.
Now, make a list of all the reasons that are keeping you from having a day of rest, rejuvenation, and awareness of God’s blessings in your life. Take that list to God in prayer and devise a plan to work past them.
What could you benefit from setting aside one complete day for this kind of rest?
Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
2 thoughts on “God says, “Quit!””
Helps me refocus on what is true and eternal so that my work and relationships the following week are rooted and flowing out of that deeper reality. Helps me to see others from an eternal perspective, as valued and redeemed rather than irritating and annoying and wrong. And my daily times with God through the week are richer, making my relationships with others more genuine.
Great insight, Chris. Thanks for the comment.